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Explosive device found in a house in Dublin

Geraldine Gittens

Published 18/06/2015 | 15:29

File picture of Army Bomb Disposal Unit.
File picture of Army Bomb Disposal Unit.

An explosive device was found in a house in Dublin this afternoon.

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The suspect device was found by workers in an overgrown area outside a private residence in the St Dominic's area of Tallaght.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered the viable device safe shortly after they arrived on the scene at 12.25 pm.

The device was taken away to a safe military location for further examination where it was later confirmed as viable.

An army spokesperson said “items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigation”.

The scene was declared safe at 12.55 am.

This was the 75th call out so far in 2015 dealing with 19 viable devices to date, the army spokesperson said.

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