An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.
A team from the Defence Forces went to the scene at The Five Crosses Road in Rathkeale just after midday, following a request from the Gardai.
The Disposal team found the device in a roadside ditch, and a controlled explosion was carried out.
The remains of the device have been handed over to Gardai for further investigation.
Gardaí evacuated local residents for a time but it is understood they will now be allowed to return to their homes.