Tuesday 13 Aug 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Old Grenade .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a live historic grenade in Janesboro, Limerick in the early hours of this morning.

The device was confirmed as a Mills Type Grenade dating back to the 1920's/ War of Independence era.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after the suspect object was discovered by a member of the public who was carrying out gardening work at his own private residence in Janesboro, Limerick.

The team arrived on scene at midnight and a cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a number of nearby houses evacuated. The grenade was taken to a safe nearby location where it was made safe by means of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 00.40 am. and the team returned to base.

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Press Release Date: Tuesday 13 Aug 2013

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