Sunday, 6.01pm – Gardaí in Ennis have charged the man (aged in his 30s) who was arrested on Friday, 15th September 2023, following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Shannon, County Clare.
The man is due to appear before a special sitting of Ennis District Court this evening, Sunday 17th September 2023 at 8.30pm.
Earlier: Gardaí are questioning a man after a rifle and ammunition were sized during a search operation in Shannon yesterday.
Gardaí attached to the Clare Divisional Drugs Unit, backed up by the Emergency Response Unit and Southern Region Dog Unit, conducted a search of a wooded area in Shannon yesterday afternoon.
A Colt M16 rifle, magazine and over 170 rounds of ammunition were seized by investigating Gardaí.
A man in his 30s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939, at a Garda station in County Clare.
The firearm and ammunition are subject to analysis by the Ballistics Section of the Garda National Technical Bureau.
Gardaí say investigations are ongoing.