Bomb team call-outs at 32-year high
Irish Army bomb experts have experienced their highest number of call-outs for more than three decades.
In the latest incident, they have made an improvised explosive device safe in Dublin.
The Defence Forces team were called to the scene at a private home on Kilcronan Avenue, Clondalkin, at around 2pm.
The device, described as viable, was made safe without any need for a controlled explosion.
"The device has been removed to a military installation for further examination, following which it will be handed over to the gardai," said a Defence Forces spokesman. The scene was declared safe at 3.15pm.
The incident marked the 236th call-out for the Defence Forces bomb disposal experts this year.
It was the 55th viable explosive device made safe.
The past year was the highest annual number of call-outs for the bomb disposal teams since 1979, the Defence Forces spokesman said.