Army bomb experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a device found in Co Tipperary.
A bomb disposal team made safe the improvised explosive device (IED) in Roscrea early on Saturday.
The security operation started at 02.45am after the device was found near a vehicle.
The scene was declared safe at 04.40am.
It was the 70th time the bomb squad was called out in 2012 and the 22nd time a viable IED was dealt with, so far this year.