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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Device made safe in Dublin

The improvised explosive device was discovered outside a private residence in Tallaght, Dublin, overnight.

File photo of members of an Army Bomb Disposal Team
File photo of members of an Army Bomb Disposal Team
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

AN ARMY BOMB Dispoal Team made safe an improvised explosive device (IED), which was discovered outside a private residence in Tallaght, Dublin, overnight.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to the Newhall housing estate on the Blessington Road in response to a request by the gardaí. The team arrived on scene at 03.45am and the scene was declared safe at 04.50am.

The remains of the device have been handed over to to the gardaí and an investigation has been launched.

This is the 194th call out for the Bomb Disposal Teams and the 38th viable IED made safe by the Defence Forces this year.

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