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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Dissident Republicans

Last month
April 2023
Derry's police chief appeals for calm after petrol bomb attack on officers at dissident march
A number of missiles were thrown by youths at a PSNI Land Rover monitoring the parade in the Creggan area on Easter Monday.
This year
# arm na poblachta
Dissident republican group threat against families of PSNI members labelled as ‘despicable'
The PSNI said the threat from Arm na Poblachta is being taken seriously.
Last year
# Exploitation
Northern Ireland paramilitaries coercing young people into crime
Young people were being ordered to take part in rioting during unrest in 2021, the Children’s Commissioner said.
All time
# Limerick
Man (50s) arrested for 'knowingly assisting the IRA' and firearm possession
Two handguns, documentation and a significant amount of cash were seized by gardaí.
# Sinn Féin
'Nothing to offer': Mary Lou McDonald says violent dissident republicans should disband
“They are at war with their community and are now threatening political representatives who serve the people,” McDonald said.
# The North
Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill says PSNI has intelligence about planned attack on her by dissident republicans
The deputy leader of Sinn Féin and her party colleague Gerry Kelly are being targeted, according to O’Neill.
# Armagh
PSNI believes Continuity IRA was behind Brexit Day bomb plot after explosive found on lorry
Two calls were made to a media outlet, the second outlining an intended explosion to mark Brexit.
# North Belfast
Dissident republicans 'most likely' responsible for suspect device found at Belfast school
The Holy Cross Boys’ school was evacuated as a result of the discovery.
# Derry
'The threat is changing': PSNI chief calls for extra 800 officers to help combat threat of dissidents
A viable explosive device was discovered on Monday evening in the Creggan area of Derry.
# Craigavon
PSNI release description of suspect who planted 'booby-trap' device to kill police officers
Police believe the incident was staged to lure officers to the area.
# Armagh
Photos released of device planted in 'attempt to murder police officers' in Co Armagh
A full security clearance operation took place following the discovery of the device.
# Belfast
PSNI releases footage of cars used by terrorists to transport bomb to police officer's home
On 1 June terrorists travelling in two cars planted a bomb under the car of a PSNI officer.
# security sweeps
Gardaí beef up security ahead of Prince Charles visit due to activity of dissident republicans
A number of security sweeps have already been carried out.
# co down
PSNI says mortar tube and command wire find may have prevented dissident republican attack
The items were discovered in Co Down by a member of the public yesterday.
# Dissident Republicans
Parcel bombing scheme was 'cack-handed, reckless and extremely dangerous'
There are similarities between this month’s devices and ones used by the Provisional IRA.
# postal depot
Limerick device 'appears identical' to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by 'IRA'
Around 175 staff have been evacuated and postal services in Limerick are off today.
# Omeath
Explosives, firearms and ammunition recovered by gardaí in Co Louth
The army EOD team destroyed some of the material in a controlled explosion.
# Omeath
Gardaí finish search after 'substantial quantity' of ammunition found in Louth
The search was carried out as part of investigations into dissident republican activity.
Opinion: The Derry car bomb is part of a dissident republican resurgence over the last decade
The suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly coupled with the rhetoric around a ‘hard border’ has given oxygen to groups like the New IRA, writes Tom Clonan.
# Dissident Republicans
'They are against their own people': McDonald slams those who attacked Gerry Adams' home
A rally in support of Adams and Bobby Storey was held in Belfast today.
# Strabane
10 houses evacuated in Tyrone after viable explosive device found
Three men were arrested following the discovery.
# West Belfast
Dissident republicans believed to have been behind murder of man in Belfast
Raymond Johnston (28) was shot dead in his living room in front of his partner and 11-year-old child on Tuesday evening.
# Andrew Burns
It's ten years since a dissident republican murder near a Donegal church
Andrew Burns was found by some passers-by after being fatally wounded.
# IRA splinter group
Dissident republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann confirms end to 'armed actions'
The group was responsible for the attempted murder of Catholic PSNI member Peadar Heffron.
# Dissident Republicans
Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black
Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.
# Dissident Republicans
Four men arrested for membership of the IRA in Dublin
The men are aged in their 40s and 20s.
# Investigation
55-year-old man arrested over explosives seized in Dublin on Friday
Parts of Dublin’s north inner city was shut down following the discovery.
# Ballybough
Two men remain in custody after gardaí seize explosives in Dublin
The search was part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity.
# meath and dublin
Man in his 30s appears in court over dissident Republican activity
A second man remains in custody.
# meath and dublin
Two men arrested as part of investigation into dissident Republicanism
Both men are aged in their 30s.
# Special Criminal Court
Trial collapses after court hears gardaí tell accused they would arrest his partner
Eimantas Valteris was the first Lithuanian to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court.
# The Huntsman Inn
Two guilty of murder after 'ambush' of dissident republican at Meath pub
Peter Butterly was shot dead at the Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Dublin.
# Derry
Police condemn 'violent dissident republicans' after bomb explodes in police officer's garden
No one was injured in the incident.
# Dissident Republicans
'There is one police service in west Belfast - the PSNI': Teenage boy shot in the legs
There is an active line of inquiry around the involvement of violent dissident republicans.
# Special Criminal Court
Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork
The three men, ranging in age from the mid-30s to their early 50s, were arrested on Thursday evening.
# Dissident Republicans
Three men arrested in Cobh gun and ammunition seizure
The planned search by gardaí related to “dissident republican activity” in the Cork area.
# Dissident Republicans
Three Dublin men charged with membership of the IRA
All three were remanded in custody and are due in court again on Tuesday.
# Terrorism
Police find bombs in searches connected to Antrim 'terrorist hides'
Officers conducted searches at 12 separate locations.
# Dissident Republicans
Two Sligo men charged with IRA membership appear before Special Criminal Court
The men, aged 27 and 35, made no comment when they were arrested by gardaí.
# New IRA
Why is Britain worried about a terrorist attack from the North?
The British government has said that there is a “strong possibility” of a terrorist attack from a dissident republican group.