Army bomb squad deals with explosive device In Limerick

Army bomb squad deals with explosive device In Limerick



6.15pm – Police in London now linking discovery of package found in Limerick with incidents at Heathrow and London City Airports as well as Waterloo station.


4.05pm – Gardaí have released an image of the suspect package. It was addressed to ‘Charing Cross’ in London.

It’s believed it was intended for Charing Cross train station.


An Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspect package in the An Post Collection Centre, Docklands in Limerick City this morning.

The EOD team was requested to assist Gardaí after the device was detected by staff at around 6.00am. The EOD team arrived on scene at 9.50am.

On arrival a cordon was established and the building was evacuated for the duration of the operation.

A viable improvised explosive device contained in a plastic envelope was identified and made safe. The device was then handed over to An Garda Síochana for further investigation and the scene was declared safe.

File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

A Defence Forces spokesperson said: “Should members of the public encounter suspicious items, or hazardous substances, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.”

There’s speculation locally that the device was similar to those posted to two airports and a train station in London earlier this month.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.