28 August 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 this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found outside derelict residence in Drimnagh.

The team arrived on scene at 1 pm.  A cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a number of nearby houses evacuated. The device was then rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at  2.15 pm.

The device was taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation. All component parts and evidence will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

The Defence Forces have deployed EOD Teams on 168 occasions so far this year and have dealt with 59 viable improvised explosive devices including 7 post-blast analysis in these operations. 

Press Release Date: 28 August 2013

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