Wednesday 27 March 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Finglas in the early hours of this morning.

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 near the Hollystown roundabout, on the Cappagh Road. The team arrived on the scene at 11.45 pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The suspect device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing. The scene was declared safe at 12.50 am. 

The device has now been confirmed as a viable IED following further testing and it's component parts will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist in their investigation into the incident.

This brings to 67 the total amount of call outs for the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far in 2013, of which 27 were to IEDs.


Press Release Date:  27 March, 2013

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