Thursday 10 December 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Dispose of Hoax Device.

An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team was deployed by the Defence Forces to Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry following a request from An Garda Síochána earlier today.

A cordon was put in place and several buildings including the town's courthouse and public library were evacuated. The EOD team arrived on scene at 1.15 pm and following an examination of the device declared it a hoax. The scene was declared safe at 1.48 pm. All material has been handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigations.

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: Thursday 10 December 2015

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