02 December 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Destroys Old Artillery Ammunition.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe an old artillery shell found in a scrap metal yard in Ranelagh, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed a team to Ranelagh following a request from the Gardai.

The badly corroded artillery shell was discovered by an employee whilst examining scap metal handed in by a member of the public.

The team arrived on scene at 2.15pm and examined the artillery shell in situ. The shell was then rendered safe for transportation and brought to a military location for later destruction by controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 3pm.

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Press Release Date: Monday 03 December 2012

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