15 January 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in Drimnagh, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team in response to a request from the Gardai after the IED was apparently thrown into a private residence. The Team arrived on scene at 9.15 pm and the property and adjoining houses were evacuated by the Gardai with local residents moved to a safe location during the operation. A cordon was also put in place for public safety.

The device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing. The scene was declared safe at 9.55 pm.

The device has now been confirmed as a viable IED and it will be handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigations.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013

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