Army Bomb Disposal Unit called to court house after device found

The court house in Caherciveen (Pic via Google Maps)
The court house in Caherciveen (Pic via Google Maps)

The Army Bomb Disposal team are on their way to Kerry after a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found near Caherciveen Court House this morning.

Court sittings were due to take place there today but they will now be moved to another court house.

It is understood it was found by gardai on steps at the side of the court building.

Gardai are at the scene and the area around the courthouse has been cordoned off and traffic is being diverted.

The library near the courthouse has also been evacuated and sealed off.

A prison van has also just arrived at the scene.

An alternative venue has already been sourced and today's court sitting will now take place at Cahersiveen Community Centre.

Judge James O'Connor presides over Cahersiveen District Court, which sits on the second Thursday of the month.

Local solicitor Paul O'Donoghue said the solicitors and members of the public, who were due in court today, are awaiting further directions.

Mr O'Donoghue said the list of cases that were due to be heard this morning were "standard" district court matters.