Suspicious package in Limerick post depot has ‘similar postage stamp’ to London parcel bombs. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says gardaí are examining a potential link between a security alert at a postal depot in Limerick this morning and the letter bombs detected in London and Glasgow earlier this month.
Around 175 An Post staff have been evacuated from two postal buildings on the Dock Road following the discovery of a suspicious package at a centre that handles undeliverable parcels.
The unit at the centre of the alert processes all national and international undeliverable parcels that originated in Ireland – meaning it’s possible the parcel that sparked today’s alert could have been sent to the UK and then back to the Limerick centre in recent weeks.
An Post has confirmed that there will be no postal services in Limerick today and that any backlog in the area would be made up tomorrow.
Police in the UK confirmed earlier this month that they were investigating a claim made by a group styling itself as the IRA that it was behind the delivery of the parcel bombs to the locations in Britain.
The group said that five devices had been sent, but at the time only four had been detected, officers said.
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