Thursday 17 July 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Ballymun, Dublin last night.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found during a Garda operation in the Woodhazel area of Ballymun.

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 9.11 pm. The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and was taken away to a safe military location for further testing where it was later confirmed as a viable Imporvised Explosive Device (IED.)

All component parts and items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

The scene was declared safe at 9.55 pm.


Press Release Date: Thursday 17 July 2014

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