Five men were arrested after a man who was 20 years old with wounds stabbed in Co Louth on Sunday evening.
The Gardaí were summoned to the incident at Moneymore Estate in Drogheda at 21.00. A man in his twenties was found with stab wounds and was taken to a hospital. His injuries have been described as not life-threatening.
Five men, including one teenager, three men aged 20 and one man over the age of 40, were soon arrested and detained at the courts of Drogheda and Dundalk Garda.
Separately, the area of Dublin in Road Drogheda was evacuated on Sunday after the discovery of the suspect device.
The bombing unit of the army's explosive army was asked to participate in the scene, and the device was considered to be similar to a pipe bomb.
The Gardaí investigated whether it was left as part of ongoing disputes between the two criminal groups in the area. During the last week there have been a number of violent incidents involving groups, including two bomb attacks on fuel.
Good Gael TD Fergus O & # 39; Dowd said that gardaí in Droghed should be provided with "all necessary resources" to fight crime.
"The people of Drogheda are seriously concerned that this city has installed a pipe bomb in the city in the city's exhaust pipe this weekend." Fortunately, the bomb failed and no one was injured, however, residents are aware of a series of incidents in recent weeks and months attributed to gang activities in Drogheda and it is clear that we have to take quick action to end it, "he said.
Mr. O & # 39; Dowd said he was "in constant touch" with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan regarding this case.
"It is necessary that all necessary resources be made available to An Garda Síochána in the light of a very serious and criminal activity that took place in recent days, including the extremely worrying use of possible live bombs, the use of firearms and attempted murders," he added. S