BREAKING: Bomb squad make safe explosive device in Athy

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Bomb squad make safe explosive device in Athy

File photo of the Irish Army Bomb Disposal Team at work

The Irish Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe an improvised explosive device in Athy earlier today.

The squad was called in by Gardaí at 12.45pm after a suspect device was found.

The scene was declared safe at 1.45pm. The device was then removed to a secure military location for further examination.

Gardaí are continuing their investigation.