Ireland: Army bomb disposal team deal with grenade in Cork suburb

Army bomb disposal experts were working on Tuesday evening to deal with a historic grenade which was discovered by workmen clearing a culvert on a river in a Cork city suburb.

Workmen carrying out routine clearance work to remove silt on the Tramore river near Tesco’s Shopping Centre in Douglas spotted the rusted grenade earlier and notified gardaí who contacted the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team at Collins Barracks.

An EOD team arrived at the scene and proceeded to try and retrieve the hand grenade to make it safe, but they had to withdraw for a period as the Tramore is tidal at the point and they had the wait for the tide to ebb before gaining access to the culvert to retrieve the grenade.

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Source: The Irish Times