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The bomb squad was called to an Ennis school to blow up some unstable lab chemicals

They were taking no risks with the hazardous chemicals.

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THE ARMY BOMB Disposal Team was called to a school in Ennis today where they carried out a controlled explosion on a lab chemical.

The Defence Forces say they were tasked to the school by gardaí to deal with a quantity of ‘Brady’s Reagent’, a substance commonly used in lab experiments.

‘Brady’s Reagent’, or ’2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine’ to give it its correct title, can become hazardous over time.

Just after midday today, the  Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team arrived at the Co. Clare school where they removed the chemical to a nearby greenfield site.

The team then carried out a controlled explosion of the chemical and the scene was declared safe about a half an hour later.

The EOD team were also later sent to Limerick City to after two pieces of historical munitions were discovered by workers at a building site.

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Under examination, the munitions were determined to be 18th or 19th century artillery.

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