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Two men arrested over possible links with terror group Islamic State

Two men arrested over possible links with terror group Islamic State

Two men have been arrested over possible links with the terror group Islamic State.

The Sunday Independent reports that the arrests in Dublin and the Midlands were prompted by information gardai had gathered concerning efforts by both men to travel to Syria.

The men, one Irish and one Eastern European, were arrested under the provisions of the 2005 Criminal Justice Terrorist Offences Act.

One man, the first to be arrested, at a house in the Midlands last month, is well known to gardai and has a history of promoting extremist interpretations of the Koran and Islam.

Both men deny they were intent on engaging in terrorism.