Monday 26 September 2016

Explosive device found in Dublin housing estate

Published 26/04/2015 | 17:34

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

An explosive device was found in a North Dublin housing estate earlier this afternoon.

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The Defence Forces' Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to the scene at Macroom Road in Coolock, Dublin 5, at 1.25pm today.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found outside a private residence in the area.

The vicinity was immediately cordoned off, public roads sealed off, and a number of homes were evacuated.

The disposal team rendered the device safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

It was taken away for further examination and later confirmed to be viable.

The scene was declared safe at 2.20pm.

Gardai are now investigating.

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