Sunday 21 July 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Live Grenade Safe.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a live grenade in Drumcondra this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found by a private resident conducting excavation work in Grace Park, Drumcondra.

The suspect device`was confimed as a grenade`dating back to the 1920's/ War of Independence era.

The team arrived on scene at 1.30 pm. A cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a number of nearby houses evacuated. The device was then rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 2 pm.

The grenade was taken to a safe military location for disposal.

Press Release Date: Sunday 21 July 2013

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