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Bomb in Knocknacarra

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    A viable device has been discovered in Galway city.

    The Army Bomb Disposal Team removed the item from Knocknacarra at around 10.35pm on Friday for further examination.

    No further details about the incident have been made public.
    No info at this time.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 145 ✭✭ LostDuck


    This is what happens when Cappagh Stores runs out of self-raising flour for banana bread during lockdown and people are driven to home tutorials on the darker side of the internet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ calculator


    I'm bemused that there was world war 3 over dog poo on the green on the residents WhatsApp group but there isn't a peep about a bomb. WTAF!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭ bobbyy gee


    army bomb squad The team was called shortly after 10pm last night to investigate the improvised explosive device, following a request from gardaí.
    On arrival, a cordon was established and maintained for the duration of the operation.
    A viable device was identified, made safe and removed to a defence force location for further examination. The team departed the scene just after 10.35pm, according to a Defence Forces spokesperson. 


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,785 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Similar incident happened in Ballinasloe a couple of weeks back.
    I wonder who's the target? Is it drug cartels? Political activists? Sectarian activists? Family feuds?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    The Ballinasloe device was deemed non-viable, but yes strange that these devices are popping up.
    https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm-news-desk/gardai-and-army-bomb-disposal-unit-remove-suspicious-device-from-premises-in-ballinasloe/


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,073 ✭✭✭ Wompa1


    bobbyy gee wrote: »
    army bomb squad The team was called shortly after 10pm last night to investigate the improvised explosive device, following a request from gardaí.
    On arrival, a cordon was established and maintained for the duration of the operation.
    A viable device was identified, made safe and removed to a defence force location for further examination. The team departed the scene just after 10.35pm, according to a Defence Forces spokesperson. 

    Sounds like a good job done by all involved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 457 ✭✭ Smegging hell


    flazio wrote: »
    Similar incident happened in Ballinasloe a couple of weeks back.
    I wonder who's the target? Is it drug cartels? Political activists? Sectarian activists? Family feuds?


    I assume drug and/or feud related. Anecdotally, I have heard of intimidation against families in Ballinasloe because of youths amassing large drug debts. There was a shooting incident in Brackernagh prior to Christmas also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ Notch000


    or it could be just some old war stuff / memorabilia found in someone attic and deemed unsafe


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Notch000 wrote: »
    or it could be just some old war stuff / memorabilia found in someone attic and deemed unsafe

    I doubt very much if someone found a bomb in their attic they would take it down and bring it to a laneway and leave it there , thats where it was found


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ Notch000


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    I doubt very much if someone found a bomb in their attic they would take it down and bring it to a laneway and leave it there , thats where it was found

    stupidity has no limits


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 145 ✭✭ LostDuck


    Notch000 wrote: »
    stupidity has no limits

    I was on a bus once with a few young lads that found an old grenade and they were throwing it around between them. Until their parents found it and the bomb squad was called in! Thought they were talking ****e at the time.


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