Army bomb squad called out to three incidents in just a few hours
The army bomb disposal team were very busy last night after being called to deal with three different incidents in Dublin and Laois.
A North Dublin gang was behind a pipe bomb and firearms seized during a Garda led operation on the M7 near Mountrath in Laois.
The bomb disposal team arrived on the scene at 10.45pm last night and determined that the device was viable but it was made safe without the need for a controlled explosion.
Two men, believed to be Polish nationals, were arrested at the scene.
In a separate incident in Killinarden, Tallaght, the team was called to assist gardai following the search of a premises.
The team arrived on the scene at 9pm and discovered 'IED making components.' The scene was declared safe at 10.30 pm.
In the early hours of the morning, a suspect device was discovered outside a home in the Shangan area of Ballymun.
The bomb squad arrived at the scene at 1.50am and dismantled the viable explosive. They declared the scene safe at 3.30am.
It was the 13th call out of 2016 for the bomb disposal team in 2016. Four resulted in the team having to deal with viable devices.