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Bombs made in Dromiskin had been earmarked to kill Prince Charles and wife Camilla

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The front page of today's Mirror

The front page of today’s Mirror

The IRA had plotted to line the route of Prince Charles and Camilla’s tour of Ireland next wek with bombs made in Dromiskin, according to reports today.

The terrorists, some of whom were arrested in Louth in the last 48 hours, had targeted a number of locations that the royal couple were set to visit to ensure they could not avoid being hit.

According to today’s Irish Daily Mirror, the explosives were thought to have been packed with ­ball-bearings and scrap metal to maximise the carnage, meaning dozens of other innocent people would have been killed or maimed.

Seven men have so far been arrested after the deadly plot was foiled. Two were found with ­improvised ­explosives and a handgun.

The bombs were found in Dromiskin, outside Dundalk.

They were both complete and in component parts. Some were ready to be loaded into two cars to be taken to their intended murder site with security experts comparing them to the Omagh bomb in August 1998.

The seven men arrested, all prominent Republicans, were being quizzed in police stations across Ireland last night.

They were held in Louth, Kildare, Leitrim, Wexford and Dublin.

One is a senior figure with ­connections to ­assassinated Real IRA leader Alan Ryan and jailed terrorist Michael McKevitt, from Blackrock. He was linked to the Omagh town centre bombing which killed 29 people and left 220 others injured.

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