Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Two Suspect Devices.

A Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team made safe two suspected Improvised ExplosiveDevices (IEDs) in the Mayfield area of Cork, earlier this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána. A cordon was established in the surrounding area to ensure public safety.

The Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 2pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the two suspect devices. The scene was declared safe at 4pm.

The devices were removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature has been handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigations.

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, 21 February 2017

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