Houses evacuated as viable device made safe in Limerick

The scene was declared safe at 2.15am

Houses evacuated as viable device made safe in Limerick

Image: Flickr/Irish Defence Forces

A viable improvised explosive device has been made safe near Askeaton, Co Limerick.

A number of houses were evacuated as a precaution in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the team on request from An Garda Síochána after the device was found.

A cordon was also put in place in the surrounding area.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 1.30am, and rendered the device safe at the scene.

The scene was declared safe at 2.15am.

Material was handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigation.