Monday 01 February 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a residential area in proximity to the Ballybrit Industrial Estate, Galway in the early hours of this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was found by a resident. A cordon was established and homes were evacuated.

The EOD team arrived at 11.15 pm and made the device safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. The device was then removed to a secure military location for further examination where it was later confirmed as viable. The scene was declared safe at 2.25 am.

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

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.

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Press Release Date: Monday 01 February 2016

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