UPDATE: Army says bomb scare in Limerick was ‘empty container’

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Gardai seal off Limerick residential area after suspect device found

Part of Singland Road estate was sealed off this Tuesday

THE DEFENCE Forces has confirmed that a suspect device discovered at a home on the Limerick city outskirts was an “empty container”, following hours of examinations this Tuesday.

At around 11am, gardai at Henry Street were alerted to the suspect device, reportedly discovered at the rear yard of a house that was believed to be under renovation in the Garryowen area.

It is understood that a concerned citizen phoned the gardai shortly after the discovery.

After gardai arrived at the scene, they sealed a section of the residential area just off the Singland Road.

During the investigations, a spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said: “Henry Street garda station are currently attending at East Singland Road, Garryowen, Limerick where a device has been discovered in a rear garden.”

The Defence Forces’ explosive ordnance disposal team were immediately deployed to the scene, where examinations of the device were underway for three hours.

According to a source, it was first believed to be an “historic device”, but was later confirmed as an “empty container” that was not live.