“this device may have been here for some considerable time, possibly many years…”

There’s good news, and there’s bad news, as a 36 hour security alert in Kinawley, County Fermanagh, ends with two controlled explosions by the British Army’s bomb disposal team and the removal of a viable device “for further forensic examination”.  From the BBC report

Police have said that a bomb found in a field in County Fermanagh may have been there for many years.

Army bomb experts carried out two controlled explosions on the device found by the Drumroosk Road in Kinawley.

It is understood the bomb find is not being linked to dissident republican activity.