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Two viable IEDS found in Limerick and Dublin overnight

The Irish Defence Forces says that no controlled explosions were carried out as army bomb disposal teams made safe both devices. Gardaí also say there was a bomb hoax at Connolly Station in Dublin early this morning.

Loreto Road in Dublin where one of the IEDs was found (File photo)
Loreto Road in Dublin where one of the IEDs was found (File photo)
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ARMY BOMB DISPOSAL TEAMS made safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Dublin and Limerick overnight.

The Irish Defence Forces’ bomb disposal team were called to a property in Loreto Road in Dublin 8 at around 2.15am and made safe one device without the need to carry out a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 3.10am

There was another call out an hour later to an address in Greenmount Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston in Limerick with a bomb disposal team making safe a viable device again without the need for a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 5am.

The remains of both devices were handed over to gardaí who are investigating.

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Separately, gardaí say there was a bomb hoax at Connolly Station in Dublin at around 3am this morning.

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