Irish Army bomb disposal team called to two pipe bombs

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Last night Gardaí Siochána in Limerick City requested the Army Bomb Disposal Team after a suspect device was found in Upper Gerald Griffith Street in Limerick City.

The team arrived on scene at 12.45 a.m. A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby apartments were evacuated.

The suspect item was rendered safe and removed to a military location for further testing and the scene was declared safe at 1.30 a.m. This morning Gardaí Siochána in Cork City requested the Army Bomb Disposal Team after a suspect device was found the Knocknaheeny area of Cork City.

The team arrived on scene at 9.45 a.m. A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby houses were evacuated. The suspect item was rendered safe and removed to a military location for further testing and the scene was declared safe at 10.50 a.m.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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