Further Gardai Search in Omeath – Explosives, Firearms and Ammo FOUND

Gardaí have carried out follow up searches at a site in Omeath, Co. Louth.

On 28th February 2019 as part of a follow up operation to that conducted on the 1st February 2019 targeting Dissident Republican Groups , further searches were conducted at lands in an area close to Omeath, Co. Louth. 

The operation involved Gardaí from the Louth Garda Division, Special Detective Unit and from Special Tactics & Operations Command. 

During the operation, Gardaí recovered a quantity of explosives, two firearms and a sizable quantity of ammunition of various calibres. An Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit of the Irish Defence Forces later visited the site and some of the material was later destroyed by a controlled explosion.

Investigations are ongoing and for operational reasons there will be no further comment.

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Written by Jasmine Woolley