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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Dissidents

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January 2023
# drugs tax
Cork dissident republican group fundraising through extortion racket on organised crime
The Real IRA, The Journal has learned, has established an extortion racket to force criminals to pay for protection.
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# Seizure
AK47 firearm and ammo seized by gardaí in Cavan
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
# Gardaí
Three people arrested in Cavan searches targeting dissident republicans
A “significant” search was carried out in Cavan by An Garda Síochána this morning.
# Dissidents
Three suspected dissident republicans arrested on suspicion of being part of 'unlawful organisation'
Up to 40 gardaí were involved in the operation.
# crime rings
Border crime: Republican and loyalist smuggling gangs 'crippling haulage sector'
Dissidents and loyalists are using the same routes to smuggle goods.
# hard brexit
Dozens of dissident weapons caches 'dotted along border region'
Gardaí fear an upsurge in violence in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
# West Belfast
Two arrested after suspected New IRA weapons and ammunition found stored above hot boiler
Some of the rounds exploded during a fire which caused significant danger to local residents who were in the area.
# Dissidents
Gardaí probe IRA link to pipe bomb discovery in Drogheda pub
The device was discovered on Tuesday evening.
# Locked Up
Explosives, ammo and forensic suits: Irishman jailed for 14 years after republican arsenal seized
Cavan man Barry Petticrew found in possession of bomb-making equipment in 2014.
# dashcam appeal
Gardaí investigating RIRA murder appeal to public for potential 'dashcam footage' evidence
Aidan O’Driscoll was murdered last Thursday.
# MI5
UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain
MI5 has raised the threat level from Northern Ireland-related attacks to “substantial”, for the first time in five years.
# explosive find
Terrorist bomb parts found buried in the woods in Co Antrim park
The find was made yesterday by a member of the public.
# Bomb Scare
Belfast on high alert after at least one explosive found in the city
A security alert is ongoing in West Belfast.
# Criminals
Gangs of Dublin: Another shooting, but who's fighting who?
The killing of Vincent Ryan means gardaí are now contending with two active gangland feuds.
# Guns and Ammo
These weapons are just some of those seized from "focused" dissident republicans in the last few years
Gardaí believe the groups are still recruiting.
# Special Criminal Court
Two men arrested over dissident activity in Dublin
One of the men will appear before the Special Criminal Court at 7.30pm this evening.
Semtex, guns and detonators found as police target 'dissident terrorists' in west Belfast
Two arrests come as the British government announced an assessment of paramilitary activity.
# Dissident Republicans
Man appears in court charged with being a member of the IRA
Ryan Glennon made no reply to the charge.
# Dissidents
Two men to appear in court after bomb found in Longford car
The pair are due to appear in court this evening.
# Special Criminal Court
Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit
A firearm and bomb parts had been found by gardaí.
# Close Call
Dissidents blamed as significant bomb 'intended to kill' found in Belfast
The PSNI said the incident “has all the hallmarks of a dissident republican terrorist attack”.
# criminal threats
Booby trap bomb explodes as man removes poster erected at his home
Martin McGuinness compared the attack to others like the murder of Garda Adrian Donoghue.
# Border patrol
Gardaí 'hold no intelligence' of Provo involvement in fuel smuggling
Minister Charlie Flanagan says criminals are being pursued.
# Detained
Dissident republican arrests after gardai find rifle in Louth car search
Two men are being held.
# massive crackdown
Detectives say dissidents have been dealt a "very significant" setback
Several handguns, a sawn-off shotgun and an AK47 were seized, along with bomb-making material.
# East Wall
Gun stash seized in crackdown on Dublin dissidents
Detectives raided a house in the East Wall area of the city this afternoon.
# Dissidents
12 men arrested at one house over violent dissident republican activity
The men were arrested in Newry yesterday.
# the minister says
Extra gardaí will help in fight against "real and persistent" dissident threat
Frances Fitzgerald said that extra funding for the force would help put groups “out of business”.
# Dissidents
Brothers jailed for terrorist training camp in Tyrone forest
They were part of a group recorded in a forest planning attacks.
# Contraband
Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison
About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.
# Special Criminal Court
Man in court after dissident republican arrests in Dublin
The man in his 30s will be before the Special Criminal Court tonight.
# Michael Campbell
The Irishman accused of Real IRA gun-running in Lithuania is to face a retrial
Michael Campbell was originally sentenced to 12 years in prison but his conviction was overturned.
# Derry
Dissident republicans caught with homemade mortar jailed for 10 years
The three men plead guilty to possession of the explosive device as well as terrorist offences.
# Scotland Yard
The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres
The claim was made to Northern Irish media at the weekend according to UK police.
# Courts
Three charged with dissident republican activity to appear in court
The men were arrested in an operation that uncovered a large amount of counterfeit cash.
# Dissidents
Man being questioned over the shooting dead of Kevin Kearney in Belfast
A group calling themselves “the IRA” had claimed responsibility for the killing.
# Violence
Four republican dissidents sentenced after guns and ammunition find
The four men have been given seven to 12 year terms with half spent in prison.
# Arrests
Three arrested over dissident republican activity
The arrests were made as part of a cross border operation with the police service in Northern Ireland.
# Missing
Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'
This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.
# Northern Ireland
Belfast bomb carried out by people with 'depraved agenda', says Taoiseach
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has condemned the bomb attack in the heart of Belfast city last night which police said had the potential to kill.