Friday 16 November 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Four Viable Improvised Explosive Devices.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe four viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Harolds Cross, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to Mount Argus Avenue following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned off and some nearby residents had to be evacuated for their own safety.

The team arrived on scene at 7 pm and examined the devices which had been located in a vehicle by the Gardai. The viable devices was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and the devices have now been removed to a secure military location for further examination. They will be handed over shortly to the Gardai to assist with their investigation into this incident. 

The scene was declared safe at 7.50 pm and the team returned to base.

Read more about Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Teams

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.

Press Release Date:  Friday 16 November 2012

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer