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Bombs made safe in Dublin and Leitrim

Army bomb disposal team
Image caption The Republic's bomb disposal squad made both devices safe

Army bomb disposal teams in the Republic of Ireland have made safe a viable explosive device in Dublin and a World War One era grenade in Leitrim.

A 'Mills Type' grenade was found in the garden of a private residence on Wednesday night in Manorhamilton.

The army bomb disposal team removed the grenade to a secure military location. It was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

In the second incident, a viable device was found in Tallaght.

The improvised explosive device was found outside a house at Dunmore Park.

The army bomb disposal team arrived on the scene at 00:50 GMT and rendered the device safe by means of a controlled explosion.

The defence forces have deployed bomb disposal squads to seven incidents in the last four days, five in Dublin and one each in Cork and Leitrim.

It brings to 45 the number of call-outs so far this year, which included 19 viable improvised explosive devices.