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Houses evacuated overnight after bomb found in Limerick

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 1.30am and the scene was declared safe at around 2.15am.

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A NUMBER OF houses were evacuated near Askeaton, Limerick after a viable device was discovered in the early hours of the morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after the device was found.

A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of houses were evacuated to ensure the safety of the residents.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 1.30am and rendered the device safe at the scene. The scene was declared safe at around 2.15am.

In a statement press military said, “Material of an evidential nature was handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigation.”

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