28 Feb 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Tallaght this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found at a private residence in the Deerpark area of Tallaght.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 7.30 pm. The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and was brought to a safe military location for further examination. All component parts and items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.


Press Release Date: 28 Feb 2014

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