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Man arrested following seizure of firearm in Parteen

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A man has been arrested in Parteen following the seizure of a firearm on Thursday.

Gardaí from Mayorstone Park Garda Station were on patrol and attempted to stop a car in Ballynanty, shortly before midnight. The car was then driven at high speed through a number of housing estates and a managed containment operation was carried out with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit.

During the operation, an object was thrown from the car and was recovered by Gardaí. It was then discovered that the object was a suspected firearm along with a number of rounds of ammunition. The suspected firearm will now be sent for analysis.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, eventually stopped in Parteen and was arrested by Gardaí. The car that was used during the incident was seized and the man was brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 Offences Against the Station Act, 1939.

On Saturday, Gardaí confirmed that the male involved has been charged. He is due to appear before a sitting of Nenagh District Court at 6pm (Saturday).

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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