Wednesday 12th June 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 Coolock, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was recovered by the Gardaí­ in Ferrycarraig Park, Priorswood, Dublin.

The Team arrived on scene at 7.20 pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety. The device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion.

The viable device was subsequently taken to a safe military location for further examination. All component parts have now been handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident. The scene was declared safe at 7.45 pm. 

Press Release Date: 12th June 2013

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