uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Unstable chemical' made safe at Tipperary school

The chemical, known as ‘Brady’s Agent’ can be found in school laboratories all over the country but can become unstable over time.

File photo (not of scene)
File photo (not of scene)
Image: Irish Defence Forces

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe an unstable chamical called ‘dinitrophenylhydrazine’, otherwise known as ‘Brady’s Agent’ this evening at a school in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to the secondary school Coláiste Dún Íascaigh, Cahir, Co.Tipperary following a request from gardaí.

The team arrived on scene at 7pm and the chemical was removed from the school laboratory to a safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion. The school was empty at the time and the scene was declared safe at 7.30pm.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces told that ‘Brady’s Agent,’ is routinely used in laboratories around the country, including in schools, but can become unstable over time and “extremely explosive”.

Read: Belfast bomb was an ‘attempted murder’ attack on PSNI officers’ lives>
Read: Two viable pipe bombs found in Belfast>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel

Trending Tags