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Explosive device found near Carrick

A viable explosive device has been made safe near Carrick on Shannon by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.

The suspect device was found this morning in a rural woodland area 5km north of the town.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety.

The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

A number of items were handed over to the Gardaí.

The scene was declared safe at 12.15 pm.

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