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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Bomb Disposal

22nd September 2023
Bomb disposal experts destroy historical grenade found near Soloheadbeg monument in Tipperary
A local historian who observed the removal operation had hoped that the grenade could be “preserved for a museum”, but it was ultimately destroyed.
Last month
August 2023
Number of homes evacuated as suspicious device found in Co Westmeath
The device was found outside a residence in Grange Meadows in Mullingar.
This year
Irish troops complete first bomb disposal course for Ukrainian soldiers
The Irish soldiers, comprising of six instructors, from the Engineer and Ordnance Corps, were working alongside Cypriot military engineers.
Last year
WWII-era explosive device in Wexford defused by Defence Forces
A fisherman accidentally brought the device onto land, according to South East Radio.
Army bomb disposal experts called to Dublin housing estate
The incident happened in the Hazelcroft area of Finglas in Dublin 11.
Gardaí and bomb disposal experts find suspected online purchased 'explosives' at Cork house
Gardai have sealed off the house on College Road, Cork.
Irish soldiers could train Ukrainian troops to make Russian minefields safe, minister says
Simon Coveney said that Ukraine had asked for demining training from Ireland.
Criminals have access to 'massive amounts' of information to construct improvised devices
Two bomb disposal operators have spoken about the day-to-day work of the Ordnance Corps.
All time
From Qatar to the streets of Dublin: Irish bomb disposal teams develop terror attack response
We speak to the bomb disposal technicians working to develop a way to fight terror attacks.
Irish bomb disposal experts travel to Qatar to help preparations for the 2022 World Cup
Three operators from the Irish Defence Forces briefed Qatari forces at the event.
Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night
Gardaí and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene.
Viable device made safe and removed by army bomb squad in Dublin this morning
The suspicious device was found in Drimnagh.
Army bomb squad called to Harold's Cross after historical artillery shell found
Gardaí received reports of a suspect device located at a property near Harold’s Cross Road this afternoon.
Properties evacuated in Dublin after improvised explosive device found in driveway of home
Gardaí responded to a call this morning at around 9am at an address at Shanliss Walk, Santry.
Suspect device in Dublin housing estate deemed non-viable by bomb disposal team
The device has been seized for further examination.
Man appears in court over gun incident in Ballymun
Gardaí and a bomb disposal team attended the scene on Monday.
Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018
There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.
A mine from World War II has been brought ashore in Kinsale
A bomb disposal team is on its way to the harbour.
Properties evacuated after suspect device is found in Dundalk
An Army Bomb Disposal Team made the device safe.
Defence Forces respond to 'suspect device' outside Cabinteely home
The operation is ongoing.
Army bomb squad neutralises WWI artillery shell in Co Donegal
The army bomb disposal unit was called to investigate the ancient naval artillery shell at 2.15pm this afternoon.
Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations
The Mills 36 hand grenade was made safe and disposed of by the Defence Forces.
Houses evacuated in Kildare as army make two viable devices safe
Evidence from the scene has been handed over to gardaí.
A number of homes evacuated as bomb disposal team attend scene in Tullamore
The scene was declared safe at 5.20pm.
Defence Forces defuse two suspect devices in Cork city
A cordon was set up in the Mayfield area of Cork this afternoon.
Homes evacuated as Army disposal team makes 'suspect device' safe in north Dublin
The army’s Bomb Disposal Unit was called to the scene in Rush, Co Dublin, at 9.40am this morning.
Homes evacuated after viable bomb found on Kildare residential street
The Army bomb disposal team made the device safe at the scene.
Homes evacuated for hours overnight after viable bomb thrown
The Army has now handed the bomb parts back to gardaí for their investigation.
Houses evacuated after viable explosive is found in Galway
The incident happened late last night.
Here's how many times the bomb squad was called out this year
The Defence Forces has released statistics for this year on its army operations.
Bomb squad called out after pipe bomb left outside house
Houses were evacuated and road closures put in place.
Army bomb robot examines suspect 'flower pot' outside Dublin barracks
The suspect package was declared a hoax.
Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital
The building had to be sealed off for a number of hours while an army bomb disposal unit examined the substance in the package.
Houses evacuated in Cork after homemade bomb is found
Gardaí are investigating.
Evacuation as homemade bomb found at Ballymun building site
The device was removed by army experts last night.
Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island
Thankfully, it was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.
Houses evacuated after homemade bomb found outside Kildare house
Army experts were called to the Brownstown last night.
Homemade bomb found on the road in Limerick estate
The device was made safe by army experts.
Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station
The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.
Cork garda station evacuated as man brings in pipe bomb 'in a pram'
The man is believed to have found the device near his home.