29 Aug 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable Improvised Explosive Device in Finglas, Dublin.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Tolka Valley Park area of Finglas, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was found at a private residence.

A cordon was established and a number of nearby houses were evacuated for the public's safety.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 11.58 am. The device was made safe at the scene at 12.30 pm without the need for a controlled explosion.

The device was then taken to a secure military location for further examination where it was confirmed as viable.

Items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

File photos of Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel.

Press Release Date: 29 Aug 2015

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