Northern Ireland

Two arrested in criminal probe in County Louth

Two men have been arrested in Dundalk, County Louth, as part of an Irish police investigation targeting criminal and subversive activity.

The operation was carried out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

It is understood it is not directly related to the investigation into the murder of detective garda Adrian Donohoe.

He was shot without warning by a gang that robbed a credit union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, in January.

Two days later, a car was found abandoned in Fews Forest, outside Newtownhamilton in County Armagh. It had been set on fire.

The PSNI said they believed the gang drove to the forest from the direction of Dundalk after the shooting.

Searches were conducted at various properties at six locations in Dundalk on Thursday.

The two men who were arrested are in their 30s and 70s. They are being detained at Drogheda Garda Station.