Tuesday 03 April, 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team deals with two viable IEDs.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team dealt with two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Dublin overnight.

Following a request from Gardai the team was first called to Galtee More, Drimnagh Road where a viable device had detonated on a footpath, they arrived on scene at 03.40am.

The team carried out a post blast analysis and then handed over the remains of the device to the Gardai for their investigations; scene was declared safe at 4.15am.

The Defence Forces then received a second request from Gardai to deploy the team to Bernard Curtis House on Bluebell Rd, Dublin 12.

The Team arrived on scene at 04.20am and made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device without the need for a controlled explosion.

The remains of the device were handed over to the Gardai for their investigations, the scene was declared safe at 5.20am.

This is the 50th call out for Bomb Disposal Teams so far in 2012.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old artillery shells discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: 02 April 2012

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