Tuesday 15th November 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe a Viable IED.

Earlier today, an Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Athy, Co. Kildare.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was found. A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of houses were evacuated to ensure the safety of the residents.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 12.45pm and rendered the device safe at the scene.

The scene was declared safe at 1.45pm. The device was then removed to a secure military location for further examination.

Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigation.

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 15th November 2016

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