EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader
Find Us
ADVERTISEMENT

Suspicious package discovered at postal depot in Ireland

Suspicious package discovered at postal depot in Ireland
Copyright 
By Euronews with EUROVISION
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

Police believe the package found at the Dock Road sorting office is the fifth device sent by dissident republicans.

ADVERTISEMENT

Around 100 staff at a postal depot in Limerick, Ireland, were evacuated after a suspicious package was discovered at 6 am on Friday. 

An army bomb disposal team was scrambled and an investigation is underway.

Gardaí (Irish police) believe the package found at the Dock Road sorting office is the fifth device sent by dissident republicans.

Responsibility for the recent packages was claimed by the so-called New IRA in a phone call to the Irish News based in Belfast, according to the paper.

The caller reportedly used a recognised code word and claimed five devices had been sent out but only four had been found, three in London and one in Glasgow.

Gardaí (Irish police) believe the one in Limerick was returned through the postal system when it didn’t reach its destination in the UK.

Ireland's justice minister, Charlie Flanagan, condemned the sending of the devices as a “totally unacceptable act”.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Police called to two London airports and rail hub over suspicious packages

WATCH: Pyrotechnic operations in Zaporizhzhia region

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history