Cavan has highest number of bomb squad call outs in the region

Cavan recorded the highest number of call outs by the army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team up to the middle of December out of all counties in the region.

According to stats released by the Department of Justice, the Defence Forces’ EOD team responded to three incidents in Cavan this year while there was also one recorded in Roscommon, Leitrim and Monaghan.

No calls out to the army were made in Longford.

Nationally there were 92 calls outs made to suspicious devices this year which includes viable devices, hoaxes, false alarms and the removal of unstable chemicals.