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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Dissident Republicans

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# Sinn Féin
'The war is over': McGuinness offers to meet dissident republicans
Elsewhere, the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney has heard speeches on the economy and emigration as it prepares to hear from president Gerry Adams later this evening.
Column: Parents bringing their children to be kneecapped. Yes, this is Ireland.
Self-styled republican vigilantes are terrorising a city, writes Seamus Breslin – and perceived neglect by authorities is fuelling the fire.
# Dissidents
File being prepared for DPP over Dublin arrest
One of the two men arrested yesterday by gardaí investigating dissident republicans has been released, but a file is being prepared for the DPP.
# Dissidents
Two men arrested in connection with dissident activities
Both men were arrested in north county Dublin this morning.
# Massereene
Verdict due in trial over murder of Northern Ireland-based soldiers
Judgement in the six-week-long Massereene trial is due later today.
# Security Alert
Three men arrested following two security alerts in Northern Ireland
Delays have been caused to transport links following the discovery of suspect devices on the outskirts of Derry and in Newry.
# Dissidents
Nine arrested in sweeping raids on suspected dissident republicans
Weapons and suspected explosives were also uncovered during 15 separate operations yesterday.
# Derry
Martin McGuinness condemns violence in Derry
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister has called yesterday’s violence in Derry “unacceptable” and challenged those involved “to come out and try and defend the incidents”.
# Ronan Kerr
Woman arrested during Kerr murder investigation released
A PSNI Chief Constable has defended the investigation in the wake of critical comments by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
# Arrests
Ten arrested in Balbriggan dissident swoop
The men were detained as part of an investigation into dissident activities.
# Dissidents
Real IRA suspects arrested in Portugal over 'arms trafficking'
Guns and ammunition were seized as police swooped on the pair, according to reports.
# explosives
Two men still being questioned over large explosives find
The arrests took place at a bomb-making factory manufacturing weapons for a dissident republican faction, according to reports.
# Belfast
Rory McIlroy 'saddened' by renewed violence in Belfast
With tensions remaining high in the city last night, the US Open champion has said: “Northern Ireland deserves peace.”
# Crime
Men arrested over suspected dissident activity remain in custody
The men were arrested on 19 June by gardaí attached to the Special Detective Unit.
# Arrests
Gardaí seize stolen alcohol as part of dissident investigation
Six men were arrested in Louth and Westmeath this morning after two stolen trucks were seized on the M1 near Drogheda.
# Murder
Gardaí probe possible dissident link to Dublin murder
A father-of-four was killed when a group of gunmen fired through the widows of his home in Clondalkin, Dublin, at 4am this morning.
# Hoax
British police say suspicious package linked to dissident republicans is a hoax
The package had been linked to dissident republicans in Northern Ireland but police have dismissed the link and said the package was a hoax.
# Bomb Threat
Republican dissidents issue London bomb threat
Scotland Yard says the warning is “non-specific” in time and location – there have been two other security alerts in central London today.
# New Era
Taoiseach says Queen's visit will be the 'start of a new era'
Enda Kenny said that the sites the Queen has chose to visit, including the Garden of Remembrance and Croke Park, are “sensitive and appropriate”.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In your Fix this evening: The palace is looking forward to the Queen’s visit but Sinn Féin most definitely is not; the woman who was decapitated in Tenerife yesterday is named; Haiti’s new president takes office; Dylan gets defensive; and Jedward goes global.
# queen's visit
Dissident republicans 'attempted to acquire rocket launchers and missiles' ahead of Queen's visit
The developments will mean that, controversially, British police protection officers will carry firearms on the streets of Dublin next week, according to The Times newspaper.
# Courts
Three men due in court on suspicion of dissident activity
They are charged with allegedly threatening a rival pub to shut down.
# Ronan Kerr
Woman held over Ronan Kerr murder
A 36-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr; she is currently being questioned in Antrim Police Station.
Single bombmaker suspected in Ronan Kerr murder
Explosives used in car bomb matches Semtex used in three previous bombing attacks.
Sinn Féin leader Adams offers to be a mediator with dissident republicans
Gerry Adams made the offer this morning in response to yesterday’s walk for peace in memory of murdered PSNI officer Ronan Kerr earlier this month.
# Omagh
Widespread condemnation as violence returns to the streets of Omagh
Colleagues have paid tribute to 25-year-old PSNI officer Ronan Kerr, who was killed when a booby-trapped carbomb detonated as he left for work yesterday afternoon in Omagh, Co Tyrone.
# Terrorism
Police in Northern Ireland get extra £245m to combat terror threat
The move follows an increase in the threat from dissident republicans.
# Dissidents
Belfast bomb was pinned to child's bicycle
One of two bombs uncovered during a major bomb scare in north Belfast last month was tied to a child’s bike.
# Dissidents
Security alert in north Belfast continues after device found
PSNI officers in north Belfast are examining a suspicious device after a viable pipe bomb was discovered in the area.
# Dissidents
Four arrested in garda probe into dissident activity
A mortar type device was uncovered and four men have been arrested as part of an ongoing garda investigation.
# Dissidents
Three charged after dissident inquiry
Firearms charges follow investigation into dissident republican activity.
# Extortion
Pubs paying €1,000 a month to dissidents, claims RIRA member
Report this morning claims dissident extortion racket going on in Dublin.
# Real IRA
Real IRA threatens to increase terror campaign
Dissident republican group also says it sees banks and bankers as targets.
# Northern Ireland
Man in court over Derry bomb
Second person charged in connection with 200lb bomb.
# Northern Ireland
Man remanded over Derry bomb
CCTV footage shows the 200-pound bomb exploding.
# Parades
Dissidents call off Derry protest
Republicans planned to protest at same time as Apprentice Boys’ parade.