‘Improvised explosive device’ in Irish postal sorting office handed over to gardai

The Army’s Bomb Squad have made safe the viable improvised explosive device recovered from a Limerick An Post office this morning.

The device has now been handed over to gardai who are continuing to liaise with their colleagues in the UK as part of the investigation.

In a statement the Defence Forces said: “This morning, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspect package in the An Post Collection Centre, Docklands in Limerick City where they arrived on scene at 9.50am.

“On arrival a cordon was established and the building was evacuated for the duration of the operation. A viable improvised explosive device contained in a plastic envelope was identified and made safe. The device was then handed over to An Garda Síochana for further investigation and the scene was declared safe.

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Source: Independent.ie