Pipe bombs made safe by Irish Army

Garda
Garda

More than a dozen homes had to be evacuated after two pipe bombs were discovered on a Drogheda housing estate in the Irish Republic.

The Irish Army bomb squad was called in on Thursday night after the improvised explosives and components for a third device were found in the Moneymore area.

The bombs, described as viable, were made safe at the scene and taken away for further tests at a secure military location the Defence Forces said.