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Man arrested as suspicious devices found in Limerick

Both devices were declared non-viable after an investigation overnight.

Image: Ronan Madigan via Twitter

GARDAÍ CARRIED OUT a planned search at a rented accommodation space in Newcastle West, county Limerick last night where two suspicious objects were found.

Residents in the Maiden Street area were asked to evacuate their homes at about 10.10pm.

An army bomb disposal team was tasked to the site, which was cordoned off. The devices were declared non-viable after an investigation but a man was arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives. He is being questioned at the local garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

The devices were found in the rented apartment spaces above Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan’s office. The office has opened as normal today.

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