Tuesday 26 September 2017

Terror on Limerick street after explosive device found overnight

Henry Street garda station in Limerick
Henry Street garda station in Limerick
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

An explosive device found on Limerick's Henry Street had to be made safe by a bomb disposal team in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Defence Forces Army Disposal Team were alerted to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by gardaí.

An IED is a "homemade" device which can be made using explosives alone or a combination of explosives and chemicals.

The bomb disposal team arrived at the scene at 1.30am.

The area was declared safe at 4am and the IED has been removed to allow for further examinations to be take place.

Evidence relating to the device has been handed over to gardaí and investigations are ongoing.

Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Teams have responded to 12 requests and made safe five viable IED's so far this year.

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