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Viable IED made safe in Ballyfermot

A suspect device was discovered in a green area near Rossmore Road in the Dublin suburb yesterday evening.

Rossmore Road in Ballyfermot (File photo)
Rossmore Road in Ballyfermot (File photo)
Image: Google Street View

AN ARMY BOMB Disposal Team dealt with a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in Ballyfermot in Dublin last night.

The suspect device was found in a green area near Rossmore Road yesterday evening with a Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team deployed to the area at around 5.30pm.

The scene was cordoned off and the device rendered safe without the need for a controlled explosion before the scene was declared safe at 6.15pm.

The device was then taken to a secure military location for further testing and a technical examination which confirmed it was viable.

Its component parts have been handed to gardaí to assist in their investigation into the incident.

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Hugh O'Connell

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