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Army bomb squad deals with World War II device in Clare

In a busy day for the Defence Forces’ bomb disposal team, a non-explosive device was discovered during excavations in Quinpoole.

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AN ARMY BOMB disposal team had to remove an old World War II training device discovered during excavations at a private residence in Co Clare this afternoon.

The Defence Forces has confirmed that an inert piece of World War II ordnance with no explosive content was discovered during excavations at a house in Quinpoole in Co Clare this afternoon.

The device was removed from the scene and declared safe just before 2pm.

Meanwhile, the Defence Forces has also confirmed that an Army Bomb Disposal Team attended the scene of an explosion in north Dublin in the early hours of this morning in which a 4×4 vehicle was damaged.

The remains of the device was removed to a secure military location where analysis is being carried out.

Also this morning, an army bomb disposal team was also called to Dublin City Council’s offices on Wood Quay in Dublin after a suspicious device was discovered at the premises. The scene was declared safe just before midday.

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