Sunday 26 April 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Macroom Road area of Coolock this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team after a suspect device was found outside a private residence.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 1.25 pm. The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and was taken away for further examination. It was later confirmed as viable.

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

The scene was declared safe at 2.20 pm.

This is the 39th call out so far in 2015 to 9 viable devices. Last year there was 141 call outs to 52 viable devices.

Press Release Date: Tuesday 14 April 2015 

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