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.