Tuesday 02 December 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Co Offaly overnight.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found at a private residence in the rural Fivealley area, near Birr.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a nearby building was evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 2.20 am. The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. It was taken away for further examination and was 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 3.10 am.

Press Release Date: Tuesday 02 December 2014

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