Suspected republican dissident arrests doubled in a year

The number of dissident republican suspects arrested by gardaí has doubled over the past year, according to a Garda briefing provided to Europol.

2nd May, 2009

The number of dissident republican suspects arrested by gardaí has doubled over the past year, according to a Garda briefing provided to Europol.

The memorandum to the European police network also shows that Garda specialist units increased their surveillance of dissident groups in the Republic in the months before a number of recent Real IRA attacks in the North. Surveillance is understood to have further increased since the killing of two British soldiers and...

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