Gardai have reportedly foiled a dissident republican plot to kill Prince Charles and Camilla.
The news comes after members of the Gardai have seized a number of bombs, guns and other weapons just miles from away from where the British royal couple are expected to visit on the 19th of May. Gardai say a total of six people have been detained in a nationwide crackdown, which included two organised searches in the Glenfarne area of Co Leitrim, which is less than an hour away from Mullaghmore, where Prince Charles and his wife reportedly will attend to pay their respects to his great uncle Lord Mountbatten, who was killed there in 1979.
According to reports it is understood Gardai have arrested two men in their 20s who were found with the improvised explosives and a handgun in their possession. It is also believed a number of improvised bombs along with handguns were discovered in counties Louth, Wexford and Dublin as Gardai searched a total of 20 different locations across the country. The six men, who are all between the ages of 21 and 62, are being held in different garda stations across the country. It is highly believed that all six men have strong connections to the Real IRA.
According to a inside source who told the Irish Mirror all through potential targets have been continuesly monitored for the past number of weeks. The inside source has been quoted saying: “Gardai have been monitoring a number of people over the past few months. “Ever since it was announced that the British would be coming over, there has been an increase in security. “Nothing is being left to chance. “There were two improvised viable devices in the car as well as a handgun. “A similar thing can be said for Wexford. “The bomb squad were down there dealing with something similar.”
Gardai have since confirmed that two men have been arrested in connection with the plot. A Garda spokesman said: “Two males in their 20s were arrested at the scene and are currently detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Manorhamilton Garda Station.”