Viable explosive device made safe in residential area in Galway

A suspect device was found near Ballybrit Industrial Estate last night

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The army bomb squad has made safe a viable explosive device in a residential area in Ballybrit in Galway.

The suspect device was found by a resident near Ballybrit Industrial Estate at around 11.00pm last night.

A number of homes were evacuated and the device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at around 2.30am.