Wednesday 10 July 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 Drimnagh this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found outside a private residence near the Mourne Road area of Drimnagh.

The team arrived on scene at 5.20 pm. A cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a number of nearby houses evacuated. The device was then rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 5.55 pm.

The component parts of the device was taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation. It has now been confirmed as a viable device with potential to cause serious damage or injury if it had initiated. All items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

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Press Release Date:  10 July, 2013

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