Bomb scare in rural Irish village after discovery of 'suspect device'
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Bomb scare in rural Irish village after discovery of 'suspect device'

GARDAÍ and the Army bomb squad have responded to a bomb scare in a rural village in Co. Tipperary.

The alarm was raised at 6.40pm on Monday evening at Beechgrove in Dundrum, when an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was called to the scene.

A security cordon was put in place by Gardaí following the discovery of a suspect device.

It’s understood that several houses in the area were evacuated and a number of roads closed.

The area was made safe late last night and the cordon was lifted at 11pm.

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The device was removed for further examination and investigations are ongoing, Gardaí said.

It's the second time in the space of a week that an Army bomb squad has been called out to a security threat in Tipperary.

A suspect package was discovered in the Old Bridge area of Clonmel on Tuesday, March 27, resulting in road closures and traffic diversions.

It took some four hours for the area to be declared safe, and investigations into that incident are also ongoing.