Pipe bombs discovered at County Limerick house

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A suspect device was made safe in Newcastle West
GARDAI at Roxboro Road are investigating the discovery of a number of pipe bombs and a quantity of ammunition at a house on the outskirts of Limerick city overnight.

GARDAI at Roxboro Road are investigating the discovery of a number of pipe bombs and a quantity of ammunition at a house on the outskirts of Limerick city overnight.

The devices were discovered in the early hours of this morning during a planned search of a rural property at Ballysheedy East.

The search was conducted by local detectives who were assisted by members of the armed Regional Support Unit.

The house was cordoned off following the discovery and the assistance of the Defence Forces was requested.

An Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team arrived at around 6am and the devices were made safe a short time later without the need for a controlled explosion.

“All items of an evidential nature were then handed over to the gardaí to assist them in their investigation. The area was declared safe at 7.30am and the Team returned to base,” said a Defence Forces spokesperson.

A garda spokesperson confirmed said that technical and forensic examinations have been conducted at the house as part of the investigation.

The explosive devices and shotgun cartridges have been sent to Garda Headquarters for ballistics tests.