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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Controlled explosion

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Hand grenade from nearly 100 years ago destroyed in controlled explosion near American embassy
The incident unfolded in Ballsbridge in south Dublin city earlier this afternoon.
Grenade found during building work could have been there for 100 years
The alarm was raised after the device was found at a home in Aghada, Cork, last evening. It was blown-up at a nearby green area.
Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island
Thankfully, it was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.
Homes evacuated after device found in Ballymun
The Defence Forces sent their bomb disposal team to the site.
Stormy weather washes ashore early 20th century grenade in Donegal
The grenade underwent a controlled explosion this morning.
Controlled explosion carried out on viable device at Fingal Cemetery
The army bomb disposal team were called to the scene after the discovery of an improvised explosive device at a graveyard in north Dublin.
Belfast residents evacuated for controlled explosion on car
Police said that most of the roads closed off during the incident have now repopened.
Viable explosive device found on Meath road
The Improvised Explosive Device was found in Kells this afternoon.
Bomb squad called to deal with unsafe chemical at Dublin school
A chemical found in the school lab – Dinitrophenylhydrazine, or ‘Brady’s re-agent’ – can become unstable over time.
Army bomb disposal team destroys old artillery shell found in Ranelagh
The shell was discovered in a scrap metal yard in the south Dublin suburb earlier today.
Controlled explosion carried out on unstable chemical at Cork school
The Defence Forces’ Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to Sacred Heart Secondary School in Carrignavar earlier today.
Old ammunition made safe by army bomb disposal team in Dublin
The badly corroded projectile was found during river drainage works and is thought to have been in the location for a considerable period of time.
Army team makes safe unstable chemicals at Dundalk IT
The chemicals were found during a routine audit at DKIT this afternoon.
Controlled explosion carried out on unstable chemical at Cork school
The chemical was discovered during a routine audit at a secondary school in Cork city this evening.
Army team makes unstable chemical safe on Malahide Road
Picric Acid that could have been sensitive to shock or friction was made safe with a controlled explosion.
Man arrested after explosive device found in Cork
A member of the Army Bomb Disposal Team was slightly injured while attempting to render the object safe outside a private residence in the city last night.
Army defuse WW1-era grenade found on Laois farm
The grenade was found during excavation work at the farm in Emo.
Hoax pipe bomb found outside Dublin city centre pub
The Swan bar was evacuated last night as a controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious device.
Unexploded grenades discovered at Sligo house
The two grenades, dating from the early 20th century, had to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Viable device found in Belfast
Blackdam Court residents were evacuated after the device was discovered in a car yesterday afternoon.
Bomb squad deal with unstable chemical at laboratory
A controlled explosion was carried out near the facility in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions in Dublin and Cork schools
The Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to two secondary schools today after the same unstable chemical was found.
Explosives made safe in Cork
An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a small quantity of explosives and detonators found in Bandon earlier today.
Army called in after unstable chemical found at Meath school
The Irish Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion after the chemical was discovered during a routine audit.
Army bomb disposal team deals with chemical at Tralee IT
A small quantity of picric acid, which can become unstable over time, is found during a routine audit of chemicals.
Unstable acid made safe in Limerick by army bomb disposal team
The Defence Forces team carried out a controlled explosion on a quantity of unstable Picric Acid in Kilmallock this morning.
Bomb found in Maynooth ahead of the Queen's visit
A viable IED was discovered on a bus in Maynooth last night, while a security alert at the Luas stop in Blackhorse this morning has been declared a hoax.