Suspect device made safe in County Kildare

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a suspect device in a rural area near Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána and arrived on the scene at 1.20pm. A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of houses were evacuated to ensure the safety of the residents.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team conducted an examination of the suspect device and the scene was declared safe at 2.25pm. 

Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.