Belfast Telegraph

Homes evacuated after pipebomb find

About 30 houses were evacuated when a pipebomb was discovered outside a house.

An army bomb disposal team was called to an address at Sycamore Drive in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow, by gardai.

A Defence Forces spokesman said the team arrived on scene at 3.20pm on Sunday and made the viable improvised explosive device safe.

It was then removed to a military installation for further examination, and subsequently handed over to the Gardai for their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 4.15pm.

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