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#Controlled explosion

# controlled-explosion - 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.

# controlled-explosion - Monday 26 January, 2015

Grenade found during building work could have been there for 100 years

The alarm was raised after the device was found at a home in Aghada, Cork, last evening. It was blown-up at a nearby green area.

# controlled-explosion - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island

Thankfully, it was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.

# controlled-explosion - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Homes evacuated after device found in Ballymun

The Defence Forces sent their bomb disposal team to the site.

# controlled-explosion - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Stormy weather washes ashore early 20th century grenade in Donegal

The grenade underwent a controlled explosion this morning.

# controlled-explosion - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Controlled explosion carried out on viable device at Fingal Cemetery

The army bomb disposal team were called to the scene after the discovery of an improvised explosive device at a graveyard in north Dublin.

Belfast residents evacuated for controlled explosion on car

Police said that most of the roads closed off during the incident have now repopened.

# controlled-explosion - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Viable explosive device found on Meath road

The Improvised Explosive Device was found in Kells this afternoon.

# controlled-explosion - Monday 27 May, 2013

Bomb squad called to deal with unsafe chemical at Dublin school

A chemical found in the school lab – Dinitrophenylhydrazine, or ‘Brady’s re-agent’ – can become unstable over time.

# controlled-explosion - Monday 3 December, 2012

Army bomb disposal team destroys old artillery shell found in Ranelagh

The shell was discovered in a scrap metal yard in the south Dublin suburb earlier today.

# controlled-explosion - Monday 26 November, 2012

Controlled explosion carried out on unstable chemical at Cork school

The Defence Forces’ Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to Sacred Heart Secondary School in Carrignavar earlier today.

# controlled-explosion - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Old ammunition made safe by army bomb disposal team in Dublin

The badly corroded projectile was found during river drainage works and is thought to have been in the location for a considerable period of time.

# controlled-explosion - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Army team makes safe unstable chemicals at Dundalk IT

The chemicals were found during a routine audit at DKIT this afternoon.

# controlled-explosion - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Controlled explosion carried out on unstable chemical at Cork school

The chemical was discovered during a routine audit at a secondary school in Cork city this evening.

# controlled-explosion - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Army team makes unstable chemical safe on Malahide Road

Picric Acid that could have been sensitive to shock or friction was made safe with a controlled explosion.

# controlled-explosion - Monday 12 March, 2012

Man arrested after explosive device found in Cork

A member of the Army Bomb Disposal Team was slightly injured while attempting to render the object safe outside a private residence in the city last night.

# controlled-explosion - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Army defuse WW1-era grenade found on Laois farm

The grenade was found during excavation work at the farm in Emo.

# controlled-explosion - Monday 23 January, 2012

Hoax pipe bomb found outside Dublin city centre pub

The Swan bar was evacuated last night as a controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious device.

# controlled-explosion - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Unexploded grenades discovered at Sligo house

The two grenades, dating from the early 20th century, had to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.

# controlled-explosion - Friday 6 January, 2012

Viable device found in Belfast

Blackdam Court residents were evacuated after the device was discovered in a car yesterday afternoon.

# controlled-explosion - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Bomb squad deal with unstable chemical at laboratory

A controlled explosion was carried out near the facility in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

# controlled-explosion - Friday 23 September, 2011

Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions in Dublin and Cork schools

The Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to two secondary schools today after the same unstable chemical was found.

# controlled-explosion - Monday 19 September, 2011

Explosives made safe in Cork

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a small quantity of explosives and detonators found in Bandon earlier today.

# controlled-explosion - Friday 5 August, 2011

Army called in after unstable chemical found at Meath school

The Irish Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion after the chemical was discovered during a routine audit.

# controlled-explosion - Friday 8 July, 2011

Army bomb disposal team deals with chemical at Tralee IT

A small quantity of picric acid, which can become unstable over time, is found during a routine audit of chemicals.

# controlled-explosion - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Unstable acid made safe in Limerick by army bomb disposal team

The Defence Forces team carried out a controlled explosion on a quantity of unstable Picric Acid in Kilmallock this morning.

# controlled-explosion - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Bomb found in Maynooth ahead of the Queen's visit

A viable IED was discovered on a bus in Maynooth last night, while a security alert at the Luas stop in Blackhorse this morning has been declared a hoax.

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