Bomb disposal team make safe ‘viable device’ in house in Kildare

The bomb squad made safe the viable device
The bomb squad made safe the viable device

An investigation has been launched after a bomb was found at a house in Kildare after midnight last night.

The army bomb disposal team rendered safe what they described as a ‘viable device’ at around 1.30am this morning at a house at Bothar Bui in Athy.

A controlled explosion was not needed in this instance, but roads in the vicinity were closed off, a security cordon was put in place and houses were evacuated as a precaution.

The scene was eventually declared safe at 3am.

The explosive ordnance disposal team (EOD) took the device to a ‘secure military location’ for further examination, and An Garda Siochana will be conducting an investigation.