15 June 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Dispose of Commercial Explosives.

This afternoon the Army Bomb Disposal Team destroyed Commercial Explosives found in Ballina, Co.Mayo.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team following a request from An Garda Síochána after the explosives were found in a garden shed.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 4.50pm, a cordon was then put in place.

The commercial explosives were destroyed on scene by a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 5.25pm.

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: 15 June 2016

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