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Monday 23 September 2019

Bomb disposal unit make safe explosive device in Dublin

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The Army’s Bomb Disposal team have made a safe an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Rathfarnham, Dublin this morning.

An area near Grange Manor in Rathfarnham was cordoned off after the army's explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team arrived at the scene shortly before 10 am this morning.

The  Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team were deployed on a request from An Garda Síochána after a suspect device was found in undergrowth by local workers.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 10.30 am and made the device safe at the scene. It was then removed to a secure military location for further examination where it was confirmed as viable. The scene was declared safe at 11.10 am.

Material was handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

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