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Homemade bomb found in Limerick city late last night

The explosive was made safe by army bomb disposal experts.

Henry Street in central Limerick.
Henry Street in central Limerick.
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ARMY EXPLOSIVE EXPERTS made safe a homemade bomb that was found in the centre of Limerick city early this morning.

The Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team was called to the scene in the Henry Street Area of the city by gardaí at about 1.30am this morning after a suspected improvised explosive device was found.

The team carried out an assessment of the device and the scene was declared safe at 4am.

The Defence Forces have said that the IED was not a hoax and was a viable device. It will now be taken away for further examination.

Other material has been passed onto gardai as part of investigations into the find.

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