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Viable IED made safe in Finglas

It brings to 27 the total amount of IEDs made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far this year.

File photo of a member of the army bomb disposal team.
File photo of a member of the army bomb disposal team.
Image: Military.ie

A VIABLE IMPROVISED explosive device was made safe in Finglas, North Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

The bomb disposal team was deployed after a suspect device was found near the Hollystown roundabout, on the Cappagh Road.

The scene was cordoned off and traffic restrictions were put in place at around 11.45 pm.

The suspect device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing. The scene was declared safe at 12.50 am.

The device has now been confirmed as a viable IED following further testing and it’s component parts will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist in their investigation into the incident.

This brings to 67 the total amount of call outs for the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far in 2013, of which 27 were to IEDs.

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