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Army bomb squad deals with viable IED in Tallaght

The Bomb Disposal Team was called to a community enterprise centre in Oldbawn, Tallaght at around 11pm last night.

File photo of an automated vehicle used by the Army Bomb Disposal Unit.
File photo of an automated vehicle used by the Army Bomb Disposal Unit.
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

THE ARMY’S Bomb Disposal Team were called to Tallaght overnight to deal with a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The Defence Forces deployed the Bomb Disposal Team to a community enterprise centre in Oldbawn, Tallaght on foot of a request from the Gardai.

The team found the IED near the premises, and removed it to a secure military location for further forensic and technical examination.

No controlled explosion was carried out, and the scene was declared safe at 12:30am.

The Defence Forces said all items “of an evidential nature” had been handed over to the Gardaí.

The callout marked the 28th time the bomb squad has been summoned this year, and the 11th time it has dealt with a viable explosive device.

Local Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe had yesterday called for extra Garda resources in the area after shots were fired at a car in the Bawnlea estate on Monday night.

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