THE army bomb disposal unit has rendered two devices safe in the Limerick area.
An Army Engineer Specialist Search Team and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team were deployed by the Defence Forces to assist with a planned search in county Limerick - near Meanus - following a garda request, a spokesperson confirmed.
The two teams arrived on scene at 11.15am on Thursday morning.
“The Engineers commenced clearance of a small patch of land approximately 2 kilometres from the village of Meanus where Gardaí believed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were buried,” said a spokesperson.
“Upon locating two devices, the Army Bomb Disposal Team confirmed the devices as viable, rendered them safe at the scene at 1.20 pm and have since removed them to a secure military location for further analysis.”
A cordon was in place throughout the search. The items were understood to be linked to dissident republicans.
The Defence Forces spokesperson said it would continue to assist the gardai with its investigation.