Davice left at home of Fiona Doyle 'was viable'

By Fintan Lambe

Published 21/04/2015 | 00:00

Fiona Doyle...Pic Shows: Fiona Doyle Daughter of Patrick O'Brien talking to media outside of the Central Criminal Court yesterday (THURSDAY) 24-01-2013 after her father had his bail revoked. Re:Patrick O'Brien, of Old Court Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow has started his Jail term after his bail was revoked and he received a 12year sentence with 9 years suspended after he pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 16 charges of the rape and indecent assault of his daughter Fiona Doyle. Pic: Collins Courts.
Fiona Doyle...Pic Shows: Fiona Doyle Daughter of Patrick O'Brien talking to media outside of the Central Criminal Court yesterday (THURSDAY) 24-01-2013 after her father had his bail revoked. Re:Patrick O'Brien, of Old Court Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow has started his Jail term after his bail was revoked and he received a 12year sentence with 9 years suspended after he pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 16 charges of the rape and indecent assault of his daughter Fiona Doyle. Pic: Collins Courts.

A SUSPECT device which was found at the home of abuse survivor Fiona Doyle last Tuesday was confirmed to be viable.

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit was called to Ms Doyle's home at Village Gate, Ballycanew, after the device was discovered in the driveway of her home at 9 a.m.

Former Bray resident Fiona suggested the device may have had something to do with her husband's work as he works as a bouncer in Wicklow, but gardaí in Gorey said they are looking at all avenues as to the motivation behind the incident.

Some 16 houses in the vicinity were evacuated for the duration of the alert and a cordon and road closures were put in place.

The authorities in the nearby primary school were asked to keep the pupils inside.

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit attended the scene at 12.15 p.m. and made the device safe, without the need for a controlled explosion.

The device was then taken away for examination and it was later confirmed to be a viable improvised explosive device.

Items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

Local residents were allowed to return home at around 2 p.m.

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