Army disarm viable explosive device near a number of homes
The army were required to disarm a viable explosive device in Kildare earlier today.
The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána after a suspect device was found in Athy, Co Kildare.
The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 12.45pm and rendered a viable improvised explosive device (IED) safe at the scene.
A number of houses were evacuated to ensure the safety of the residents.
The area was declared safe at 1.45pm.
The device was then removed to a secure military location for further examination.
Material has been handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigation.