Residents evacuated after explosive device found in Dublin
Published 29/08/2015 | 14:43
A number of residents were evacuated from their homes earlier today following the discovery of an explosive device at a private residence.
The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found at a property in the Tolka Valley Park area of Finglas, Dublin, before noon today.
The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team following a request from gardai.
A cordon was established and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.
The EOD team arrived at the scene at 11.58am.
The device was made safe at the scene at 12.30pm without the need for a controlled explosion.
The IED was then removed to a secure military location for further examination where it was discovered to be viable.
Items of an evidential nature will handed over to gardai to assist them in their investigation.