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Viable explosive device made safe by bomb squad in Tipperary

A number of residents in the Grange area of Roscrea were evacuated from their homes during the night as a bomb disposal team dealt with the device.

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) found in Tipperary in the early hours of the morning.

A number of residents were evacuated from their homes in the Grange area of Roscrea as the bomb disposal team worked to defuse the device, which was discovered near a vehicle.

The area was cordoned off and a controlled explosion was carried out on the device before the scene was declared safe at 4.4am.

The device was the 22nd IED made safe by a bomb disposal team so far this year.

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