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A Garda officer who was viciously assaulted by an IRA man 15 years ago while on a night out with his girlfriend has been awarded €37,700 (£28,240) compensation in Dublin's High Court

A Garda officer who was viciously assaulted by an IRA man 15 years ago while on a night out with his girlfriend has been awarded €37,700 (£28,240) compensation in Dublin's High Court

A Garda officer who was viciously assaulted by an IRA man 15 years ago while on a night out with his girlfriend has been awarded €37,700 (£28,240) compensation in Dublin's High Court

Detectives investigating dissident republicans are questioning two men after the seizure of a firearm.

The pair - aged in their 40s and 50s - were arrested during an operation in Dundalk involving the Garda's armed regional support unit.

The man in his 40s was detained after officers stopped and searched a car on Point Road in the Co Louth town as part of a planned operation yesterday.

A rifle was recovered during the search.

In a follow up operation, a man in his late 50s was arrested during a raid on a house in the Dundalk area.

Both men are being held under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Dundalk Garda station.

A Garda spokesman said: "Enquiries are ongoing."

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