Tuesday 11 June 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Rathmines, Dublin this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found on a public road in the Cowper area of Rathmines, Dublin.

The Team arrived on scene at 9.45 am and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety. The device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion.

The viable device was subsequently taken to a safe military location for further examination. When this examination is complete, all component parts will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident. The scene was declared safe at 11 am.

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: Tuesday 11th June 2013

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