INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after a partially-exploded pipe bomb was discovered at a house in Limerick city this morning.
The alarm was raised at around 8.45am when the device was discovered in the porch of a house at Sean Heuston Place near the city centre.
A number of local residents reported hearing a loud bang at around 12.45am.
An army bomb-disposal team from Collins Barrack’s in Cork arrived at the scene at lunchtime and made the device safe.
Defence Forces spokesman, Captain Pat O’Connor confirmed that the improvised device was viable and that it had partially exploded before being discovered. “These devices can be dangerous. They can cause damage to property but also to personnel,” he said.
Gardai at Henry Street have launched an investigation.