10 March 2017 - Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Suspect Device in Tullamore, Co.Offaly.

A Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team made safe a suspect Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, earlier this evening. 

The Defence Forces deployed the Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána. A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of houses were evacuated to ensure public safety.

The Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 2.40pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the suspect device. The scene was declared safe at 5.20pm.

The device was removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigations.

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Press Release Date: 10 March 2017

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