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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Bomb Squad

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50 bomb disposal call-outs this year - 34 fewer than last year
The most recent call-out was at the weekend, when a device was found in Tallaght.
Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home
In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.
Army experts called in, as viable bomb found in Cork estate
A member of the public found the suspect device and called gardaí.
Army experts called in, as three explosive devices found in Tallaght
The devices were made safe at the scene. No controlled explosions were necessary.
Viable bomb defused in Monaghan
The device was defused without a controlled explosion.
250 call-outs for the bomb squad this year, slight reduction in viable devices
The latest alert happened yesterday, at a house in Tallaght.
Bomb squad deals with highly explosive chemical at Dublin school
The chemical is quite common in school labs but can become unstable over time.
Viable homemade bomb made safe by disposal team in south county Dublin
The explosive device was found at a private residence in the Woodlands Grove area of Shankill.
Three pipe bombs found in Limerick house
The three viable devices were made safe by an Army bomb disposal team in the early hours of this morning.
Viable pipe bomb 'had the potential to kill or maim'
Homes in Armagh had to be evacuated for three hours this morning after the viable device was found by the PSNI.
Bomb squad examines hazardous substances in two schools
The callouts took place this afternoon in Dublin.
Suspicious device found at Harold’s Cross declared a hoax
A section of Harold’s Cross Road was closed to traffic.
Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like
A dangerous job like this needs a lot of extensive training and practice. The average US Air Force bomb tech can spend years doing this.
Two viable homemade explosives found in Limerick
The devices were found on a green field site beside a river this afternoon.
Two early 20th century artillery shells discovered in Dublin
The shells were discovered by a construction worker at a house in Ballsbridge this afternoon.
Bomb squad deployed after 'viable' homemade device found at Donegal home
Some homes in the area were evacuated while the device was made safe by a controlled explosion.
Try not to cringe as All Blacks stars try their hand at comedy
Fair play to the lads for trying but they should probably stick to the rugby.
Viable explosive device found on Meath road
The Improvised Explosive Device was found in Kells this afternoon.
North Belfast bomb a 'blatant attempt to kill'
The device was found at Alliance Avenue yesterday afternoon.
Post services may be delayed because of suspect device in Portlaoise
An Post’s mailing centre in Portlaoise has been evacuated after customs staff discovered a suspicious item.
Bomb squad called to deal with unsafe chemical at Dublin school
A chemical found in the school lab – Dinitrophenylhydrazine, or ‘Brady’s re-agent’ – can become unstable over time.
Controlled explosion on century-old grenade found in Cork
An army bomb squad was called to Crosshaven after the Mills Grenade was found by people digging in a garden.
Bomb squad called after suspicious device found in central Dublin
Gardaí and an army explosives ordinance disposal team are at the scene at North Strand Road.
Bomb squad called to deal with viable device in Tallaght
The device was found by a sanitation worker near Tymon Park, which was sealed off for some time.
Nothing found following reports of 'suspicious device' at Boston's South Station
The station was cleared as a precautionary measure.
Viable explosive device in Fermanagh car 'destined for police station'
PSNI believe the vehicle in which the device was found was due to be left at the station in nearby Lisnaskea.
Viable explosive device made safe in Cork city
The device was found by construction workers at Hill Grove Lane in the north of the city this afternoon.
Viable homemade explosive found on grounds of Dublin school
The school in Crumlin was evacuated as an Army bomb disposal investigated the Improvised Explosive Device.
Bomb disposal unit deals with viable device in Tallaght
A controlled explosion was carried out on the viable IED, which was found outside a house this lunchtime.
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Four homemade explosive devices made safe in Dundalk
The viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found in a derelict house in a residential area this afternoon.
Police attending security alert in Derry city
A bomb disposal unit has been dispatched to Drumleck Drive in the north of the city after a suspicious device was found.
Live grenade from the Civil War found at recycling centre in Clare
An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on the live grenade.
Viable explosive device found in Finglas
The Improvised Explosive Device was found in a residential area in Finglas during the night.
Viable ‘pipe bomb-type device’ discovered in Larne
Traffic through the Co Antrim town was halted this morning after the suspicious device was found earlier this morning.
Army make safe device found at apartment block in Dublin
An Army Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion last night on a device which was found in the Killinarden Heights area of Tallaght.
Army make safe viable device found beside a car in Dublin
The Improvised Explosive Device was found outside a house in Firhouse in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.
Explosive device made safe in Athy
The area was cordoned off and some local resident were evacuated until the device was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.
Late-night operation to remove viable explosive device in Lucan
An army bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion after being deployed to a residential area in Ardglen.
Two viable explosive devices discovered in Limerick
The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were discovered on a rural road outside Limerick City late last night.