Explosive device made safe in Co Meath

Army bomb disposal experts called after device found in Kells

File photograph of the Army Bomb Disposal Team arriving at the back door of the Mansion House in Dublin to deal with a bomb scare. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

File photograph of the Army Bomb Disposal Team arriving at the back door of the Mansion House in Dublin to deal with a bomb scare. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 20:35

Army bomb disposal experts have made safe a viable improvised explosive device in Co Meath.

The Defence Forces deployed the team in response to a request from gardaí after a suspect device was found on the Moynalty Road in Kells, a Defence Forces spokesman said.

They arrived on the scene at 4.50pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The device was rendered safe in situ by means of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 6.15 pm.