Five men arrested in the Republic

Following the arrest of five men in Co Louth in the Republic Garda believe the have interrupted a provocative action on the southern side of the border. Two men were arrested in Dundalk, two elsewhere in Co Louth and one in Balbriggan.

There are reports that a vehicle was dumped which had been examined forensically .

The Garda press office will only confirm that five men have been arrested and they believe it is linked to dissident Republican activity.

Stand by for further detail to follow.

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