“There’s some major event going on..”

There has, apparently, been a massive security operation taking place over the past week near Forkhill in south Armagh, involving both the PSNI and Garda, and a number of families have been evacuated from their homes over the weekend – UTV Live report available here. There’s little detail in the on-line BBC report, but from what I can recall from the BBC NI Newsline report [available online here for now (7 mins 30 sec into RealPlayer streaming file)], after an initial warning last Tuesday, police received further information on Friday which allowed them to narrow their search and a number of suspicious devices have now been found. Update BBC report

A 600lb bomb has been made safe by an Army bomb disposal team near Forkhill, County Armagh, on the border with the Republic of Ireland. The device had a command wire running from where it was planted in NI to a firing point across the border.