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Monday 20 May 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device..

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in Tallaght, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ after a suspect device was found by a sanitation worker near the Tymon Park area of Tallaght. The team arrived on the scene at 3 pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The suspect device was made safe without the need for a controlled explosion and brought back to a safe military location for further technical assessment. Following detailed examination it has now been confirmed as a viable device. The component parts of the IED have been handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist in their investigation into the incident. The scene was declared safe at 4 pm.

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.

Read more about Defence Forces Bomb Disposals Teams


Press Release Date:  20 May, 2013

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

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