15 Aug 2022

Army explosives experts attend bomb hoax in Laois town

Army bomb disposal

Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal who attended an incident in Portlaoise on November 19.

Irish Army explosives experts were called to an incident in Laois in the early hours of Thursday, November 19.

A suspect device was left outside a house at O'Moore Place in Portlaoise shortly after 2am.

Gardaí were called and the area was evacuated by Gardaí and a cordon put in place, a Garda spokesperson has confirmed to the Leinster Express.

"The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) were notified and attended the scene. An examination was carried out on site and the device was deemed a hoax. The cordon was lifted shortly before 6am," the Gardaí have said.

Garda enquiries are ongoing.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.