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Five Bretons arrested over arms cache linked to Real IRA

Five bretons, including a senior town councillor and the chairwoman of a town-twinning committee, were arrested in France yesterday on suspicion of running a support group for the Real IRA. One person was arrested in the port of Dieppe in Normandy after the discovery of a cache of arms thought to be destined for the diehard Irish nationalist splinter group, which blew up the middle of Omagh in 1998. The other four, including a right-wing town councillor who helps to run a well-known celtic folk festival and a woman who runs the Guingamp-Shannon town-twinning committee, were arrested in the Côtes d’Armor area of northern Brittany. All those arrested, three men and two women, were in their fifties and sixties and had no known connections with extremist Breton separatist movements. Full Story

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