The number of viable bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the army has been called out to deal with increased by almost 20 per cent last year compared to 2010, and could be higher again this year.
Statistics obtained from the Irish Defence Forces reveal a 19.7 per cent rise in call-outs for its explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team, from 198 in 2010 to 237 last year.
The number of viable devices dealt with during the same period increased by 18.3...
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