Improvised explosive device made safe in Dundalk

An improvised explosive device has been made safe in Dundalk in County Louth.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to Aisling Park at around 9pm last night.

A cordon was set up and eighteen houses in Dundalk were evacuated after a suspected pipe bomb was found in a front garden.

The device was discovered by a passer-by just before 6pm in the driveway of a house at Ashling Park.

The scene was declared safe shortly before midnight and the device has been removed to a secure military installation for further examination.

More in this Section

Deliberate car fires in three Belfast streets racially motivated, says PSNI

Irish couple injured in Turkey minibus crash

Restrictions possible for free under-sixes GP scheme; doctors raise workload concern

Two men killed in Cork and Wicklow while carrying out storm repairs

Today's Stories

Two die in Cork and Wicklow while working to repair storm damage

Banks facing fines for tracker mortgage scandal

Judge reveals €17,000 overcharging ‘to give heart to others’

Extra bill for HSE as delay hits €33m hospital system


A helicopter put a piano on the 150-foot roof of Blarney Castle and other stories from the Cork Jazz Festival archives

Jazz Memories: Famous faces share their favourite moments

Live music review: The Horrors - Icy genius in a thrillingly intimate setting

Choosing a sheltered spot for Maples is vital

More From The Irish Examiner