Explosive 'made safe' in Cork
Defence Forces members carried out a controlled explosion on an improvised explosive device found in Cork city today.
A number of homes were evacuated after the bomb was discovered this morning at Kilnap Place in the Farranree area of the city.
Gardaí cordoned off the surrounding area and called in a bomb disposal team, which arrived at the scene at about 10.45am.
“The device was made safe in situ by controlled explosion and the remains of the device were handed over to gardaí to assist in their investigations,” a Defence Forces spokesman said.
The scene was declared safe at 1.10pm.
The bomb was the 60th viable improvised explosive device made safe by bomb disposal teams so far this year.