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Tuesday 08 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 Drogheda, Co Louth this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found outside a private residence in the Moneymore area of Drogheda.

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 1.40 pm. The device was identified as a viable explosive device and it was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

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. This is the 81st call out of a Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team and the 29th viable improvised explosive device rendered safe in 2014.

The scene was declared safe at 2.20 pm.


Press Release Date: Tuesday 08 July 2014

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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