Man arrested following discovery of explosives in Kilkenny 1 month ago

Man arrested following discovery of explosives in Kilkenny

An army bomb disposal team was called to the scene.

A man has been arrested in relation to the possession of explosive materials, which were found in Kilkenny on Friday.

Gardaí arrested a man in his mid 30s in relation to the possession of explosives that occurred at a property on Church Lane, Kilkenny at approximately 7pm on Friday night (14 August).

Gardaí were alerted to unusual activity at the property and the services of the Technical Bureau and the Army EOD team were requested.

Upon inspection of the property, the area was sealed off and one man was located nearby with injuries to his hands and face.

He was taken to St. Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny where he was treated for his injuries.

He has since been released from hospital and was arrested and is currently detained at Kilkenny Garda Station under Section 30 Offences Against The State Act, 1939.

The scene remains preserved at this time and investigations are ongoing.