Mullingar: Irish army defuses explosive device
The Irish Army has defused an explosive device found in a housing estate in Mullingar, County Westmeath.
Bomb disposal officers was called to the Ardilaun area of the town by police overnight and they arrived at the scene at about 03:00 local time on Tuesday.
A number of houses were evacuated while the team defused the device. The area was declared safe at 04:00 local time.
The device was taken to a military location for further testing was later declared to have been viable.
An army spokesperson said all the evidence would be handed over to police.