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#Bomb Squad

# bomb-squad - Friday 3 November, 2017

Two viable explosives found in Drogheda housing estate

The devices were made safe at the scene.

# bomb-squad - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Houses evacuated as bomb squad makes explosive device safe in Limerick

The alarm was raised just before midday.

# bomb-squad - Monday 28 August, 2017

Hand grenade from nearly 100 years ago destroyed in controlled explosion near American embassy

The incident unfolded in Ballsbridge in south Dublin city earlier this afternoon.

# bomb-squad - Monday 24 April, 2017

Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations Diy

Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations

The Mills 36 hand grenade was made safe and disposed of by the Defence Forces.

# bomb-squad - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Defence Forces defuse two suspect devices in Cork city

A cordon was set up in the Mayfield area of Cork this afternoon.

# bomb-squad - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Bomb squad called after device found in Dublin housing estate

The scene was declared safe at 1.40pm.

# bomb-squad - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From The42 Man United v Bournemouth rescheduled for Tuesday evening after 'bomb scare' Post Season

Man United v Bournemouth rescheduled for Tuesday evening after 'bomb scare'

The postponement complicates United’s FA Cup final preparations slightly.

# bomb-squad - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Bomb squad deployed to Tallaght to make 'legacy device' safe

The device was spotted by a member of the public in a river in the Dodder Valley.

# bomb-squad - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Viable bombs found buried in ground near Limerick village

Two army teams were involved in this morning’s search in the Roxboro area of Co Limerick.

# bomb-squad - Thursday 5 November, 2015

A dangerous military flare washed up on a Wexford beach

An army bomb disposal team was called in to make the device safe.

# bomb-squad - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Boy (15) arrested after explosive made safe by bomb squad

The IED was found at a house in Corduff Gardens.

# bomb-squad - Friday 30 October, 2015

Appeal for information about bomb found outside garda's home

The under-vehicle improvised explosive device was found outside a Garda’s front door in Co Leitrim.

# bomb-squad - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Meet the newest recruit to a police bomb squad in Australia

Boxer is joining New South Wales police.

# bomb-squad - Monday 31 August, 2015

"A scumbag": Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package

The army bomb squad was called out to deal with a package delivered to the minister’s constituency office on Friday.

# bomb-squad - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Bomb squad called out after pipe bomb left outside house

Houses were evacuated and road closures put in place.

# bomb-squad - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Army called after bomb found outside a house in Dublin

This was the 74th call out so far this year.

# bomb-squad - Thursday 30 April, 2015

The Army has stopped a bomb going off in Offaly

The Bomb Disposal Unit rendered safe an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

# bomb-squad - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Coolock residents evacuated from homes after viable explosive found

The bomb squad was called out and they made the device safe without the need for a controlled explosion.

# bomb-squad - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Army bomb squad disarm grenade in the Phoenix Park

The device was historic, but viable.

# bomb-squad - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Buses stopped leaving depot as army makes bomb equipment safe

The incident occurred this afternoon in Dublin.

# bomb-squad - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Homes evacuated as bomb squad called to apartment block in Dún Laoghaire

The discovery was made at about 8.40pm last night.

# bomb-squad - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Viable homemade explosive device found at Mullingar house

It was the first viable device which the Defence Forces have dealt with this year.

# bomb-squad - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Mrs Brown, tourists, and the Luas: The week in numbers

Plus: What was the lowest temperature in Ireland this week?

# bomb-squad - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Three arrested after explosives found in cars in Meath

The men were arrested for membership of an unlawful organisation and possession of explosives.

# bomb-squad - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Homes evacuated after viable homemade bomb found in Bray house

A bomb disposal team dismantled the device and confirmed it was viable.

# bomb-squad - Monday 1 September, 2014

Bomb squad tasked to investigate suspicious device in Belfast

The Westlink is closed in both directions between Broadway and Clifton Street.

# bomb-squad - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

The army has responded to 82 bomb threats this year

And 30 were viable.

# bomb-squad - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Man arrested after hoax device found on doorstep of Dublin house

The device was found on the doorstep of a house early this morning.

# bomb-squad - Monday 12 May, 2014

Bomb squad called to disarm 'historical' artillery shell found in a garden

The scene in Tipperary Town was declared safe at 5pm.

# bomb-squad - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

50 bomb disposal call-outs this year - 34 fewer than last year

The most recent call-out was at the weekend, when a device was found in Tallaght.

# bomb-squad - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

# bomb-squad - Monday 31 March, 2014

Army experts called in, as viable bomb found in Cork estate

A member of the public found the suspect device and called gardaí.

# bomb-squad - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Army experts called in, as three explosive devices found in Tallaght

The devices were made safe at the scene. No controlled explosions were necessary.

# bomb-squad - Friday 31 January, 2014

Viable bomb defused in Monaghan

The device was defused without a controlled explosion.

# bomb-squad - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

250 call-outs for the bomb squad this year, slight reduction in viable devices

The latest alert happened yesterday, at a house in Tallaght.

# bomb-squad - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Bomb squad deals with highly explosive chemical at Dublin school

The chemical is quite common in school labs but can become unstable over time.

# bomb-squad - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Viable homemade bomb made safe by disposal team in south county Dublin

The explosive device was found at a private residence in the Woodlands Grove area of Shankill.

# bomb-squad - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Three pipe bombs found in Limerick house

The three viable devices were made safe by an Army bomb disposal team in the early hours of this morning.

# bomb-squad - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Viable pipe bomb ‘had the potential to kill or maim’

Homes in Armagh had to be evacuated for three hours this morning after the viable device was found by the PSNI.

# bomb-squad - Monday 7 October, 2013

Bomb squad examines hazardous substances in two schools

The callouts took place this afternoon in Dublin.

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