THE ARMY BOMB Disposal Team made an improvised explosive device (IED) safe outside a home in Ranelagh, Dublin last night.
The Defence Forces team was called to the residential premises by the gardaí and arrived shortly before 9pm. The scene was declared safe a half an hour later.
The device was examined at the scene and removed to a secure military site for closer inspection and forensic analysis. No controlled explosion was carried out.
The Defence Forces says the initial examination found that it contained all of the components of a viable IED.
Separately, a second army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on an old munition or pyrotechnic marker at Fort Camden, Crosshaven, Co Cork. The scene was declared safe at 5.30pm.