Gardai and Army carry out searches in County Limerick

Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan


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Gardai confirmed the search operation with the Army

LIMERICK gardai and soldiers from Sarsfield Barracks teamed up on Wednesday to carry out searches in the county.

A garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí conducted a search with the assistance of the Defence Forces yesterday, December 11 at approximately 9.30am at a premises in Cappamore."

The spokesperson said "a number of items were seized" but did not disclose what exactly was found. 

"For operational reasons, no further comment will be made," said the spokesperson.

The Leader understands that it is unusual that Limerick gardai would call in the services of the Army for searches.

An Army spokesperson said they also assisted gardai at a "wooded area outside Limerick city".

They said it involved the Defence Forces' engineer specialist search team and troops from Sarsfield Barracks. Again they would not disclose what they were looking for or if anything was found for "operational reasons".