Irish Army bomb experts carry out controlled explosion on viable device

The scene of the security alert in County Cavan Image copyright Northern Sound News
Image caption The scene in Cootehill following the discovery of a bomb. Picture courtesy of Northern Sound News

A bomb has been found in a housing estate in County Cavan.

The viable device was discovered by a member of the public at 07:30 BST in the Drumnaveil estate in Cootehill.

Army bomb experts carried out a controlled explosion.

The area was declared safe at 14:40 BST.

Residents living in about 30 houses had to leave their properties as a result of the security alert.

Evidence from the scene will be handed to police.