31 January 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe a Viable Improvised Explosive Device.

An Army Bomb Disposal team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Carrickmacross area of Co. Monaghan early this afternoon. The Defence Forces deployed the Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ after a suspect device was discovered near a vehicle.

The Team arrived on scene at 10.30 am and examined the device in situ. A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety. The viable IED was rendered safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 12.30 pm and the Team returned to base. The remains of the device have been handed over to assist Gardaí­ with their investigation into the incident. This was the tenth call out of an Bomb Disposal Team in 2014 dealing with five viable devices so far this year.

Press Release Date: 31 January 2014

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