Wednesday 05th July 2017 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe Historic Munition .

Earlier this evening, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a Mills 36 hand grenade. The grenade was discovered by staff as they carried out maintenance work on the bridge.

Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 3.30pm, where they carried out an initial assessment of the area. A cordon was put in place for the duration of the operation to ensure public safety. Due to the location of the grenade the assistance of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service was required. The grenade was subsequently moved to a safe location and disposed of. The scene was declared safe at 8pm.

Historic munitions from conflicts in the early 20th century can be encountered from time to time. Should members of the public find such munitions they are advised to maintain a safe distance, inform An Garda Síochána, who in turn will request Defence Forces assistance.

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: Wednesday 05th July 2017

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