Four to appear in Special Criminal Court in connection with Offaly raid

Four people are to appear before the Special Criminal Court at 7.30pm this evening (Thursday) as part of an ongoing operation into the activities of Dissident Republicans.

Four people are to appear before the Special Criminal Court at 7.30pm this evening (Thursday) as part of an ongoing operation into the activities of Dissident Republicans.

Gardai arrested the three males and one female in Rahan, Co Offaly on the November 27. The four people will appear this evening before a sitting of the Special Criminal Court.

As part of an ongoing operation into the activities of Dissident Republicans Gardai arrested the four people outside Tullamore on Tuesday. Members from the Special Detective Unit, supported by other National Units made the arrests.

The four were detained at Tullamore and Mullingar Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939. Two firearms were also recovered at the scene.