Viable pipe bomb discovered in Limerick city estate

Gardai from Henry Street garda station are investigating the discovery.

A viable pipe bomb was discovered in a housing estate in Limerick city yesterday.

A man in his 30s has been arrested today in connection with the discovery.

According to the Limerick Leader, a number of houses in Moyross were evacuated after the device was found on an area of open ground by a member of the public.

An army bomb disposal squad was called and a team from Collins Barracks in Cork attended the scene at around 2pm.

Members of the Defence Forces examined the device and made it safe, the paper reports.

The area was declared safe at around 3pm.

Gardai are investigating the incident.

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