Friday 03 November 2017 - Army EOD Team Make Safe Two Viable IEDs.

The Defence Forces deployed an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to the Moneymore housing estate in Drogheda last night, following a request from Gardai.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 10.30pm and, following an assessment, confirmed two viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the components of a third.

The devices were made safe at the scene and removed for further examination in a secure military location; the scene was declared safe at 11.40pm.

Once the devices are fully examined, any material of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigations.

The Defense Forces Bomb Disposal Teams deal with other types of callouts that would include the destruction of a traditional munitions, such as old grenades found by members of the public, unstable chemicals and suspected devices that are found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: Friday 03 November 2017

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