Gardaí in Ennis are questioning two men in their early 20s in connection with the discovery of a suspicious device near Barefield early this morning.
Gardai from the Ennis-based Divisional Detective Unit were on a routine patrol when they stopped a vehicle close to the M18 exit at Cappa Beg shortly before 1am. The suspicious device was discovered in the car.
The area was sealed off before the device was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team. The device is being forensically examined. The area has been technically examined and is now clear.
Two men, arrested at the scene in connection with the incident are being held at Ennis Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.