Suspect explosive device made safe in Dundalk

The Army Bomb Disposal Team was deployed to the scene last night

Suspect explosive device made safe in Dundalk

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A suspect improvised explosive device (IED) has been made safe in Dundalk in County Louth.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at Aisling Park at around 9pm last night, following a call from gardaí.

A cordon was set up and a number of properties were evacuated.

The scene was declared safe shortly before midnight.

The device has been removed to a secure military installation, where it will be examined.

Evidential material will be handed over to gardaí who are investigating the incident.