Man charged after improvised firearm seized in Limerick

A YOUNG man is due to appear before Limerick District Court today, charged in connection with the seizure of an improvised firearm during a Garda search of a house in city last weekend.

Gardaí said the man, who is aged in his late teens, was arrested after the weapon was recovered during a Garda operation in Thomondgate, on Sunday, January 22.

“The firearm was recovered during the course of a planned search of a residence in Thomondgate by detective Gardaí at Mayorstone and other local Garda units,” a Garda spokesman said.

“The man was arrested and held at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939.”

The spokesman added that the Garda investigation is ongoing.

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