Garda – Firearm recovered and one man arrested in Fethard

Gardai have arrested a man in his 30s and seized a firearm following a search operation in South Tipperary on Monday (13th October).

Gardai have arrested a man in his 30s and seized a firearm following a search operation in South Tipperary on Monday (13th October).

At approximately 0015 hours members of the Regional Support Unit and local units responding to a report of suspicious activity searched a van in Fethard.

During the course of the search they recovered a loaded shotgun and a knife. A male aged in his 30s was arrested at the scene. He is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Clonmel Garda Station.

Enquiries are ongoing.