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Thursday 27 July 2017

Local residents evacuated from homes following discovery of suspected pipe bomb

Gardaí at the scene in Ashington, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Gardaí at the scene in Ashington, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Local residents were evacuated following reports of a 'suspected pipe bomb' in a north Dublin housing estate this morning.

The alarm was raised at approximately 10.30am  after a suspect device was noted in the Ashington Avenue residential area on the Navan Road.

Gardaí put a cordon in place and residents were evacuated from their homes and the immediate area.

The Army Bomb Disposal team arrived on scene at 11.30am, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make the suspect device 'safe'.

Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)

The scene was declared safe at 11.55am.

It is understood a local creche was also evacuated during the incident.

Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)

The device was removed to a secure military installation for further examination.

Material will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigations.

Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of a suspect device discovered on Ashington Park, Cabra (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)

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