An Army Bomb Disposal Team has today made safe a quantity of an unstable chemical at a school in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.
Dinitrophenylhydrazine, otherwise known as 'Brady's Re- Agent' was discovered at the St Aloysius Secondary School, Main Street, Carrigtwohill.
Following a Garda request, the team arrived at 4.30pm and removed the chemical from the school laboratory to a nearby greenfield location, where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion.
The school was empty at the time as classes had finished for the day.
The scene was declared safe at 5.10pm and the team returned to base.
Dinitrophenylhydrazine/ 'Brady's Re-Agent' is a re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country that can become unstable over time.