Thursday 17 August 2017

Explosive device found in Dublin housing estate

File picture of Army Bomb Disposal Unit.
File picture of Army Bomb Disposal Unit.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

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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