Conference centre where Fine Gael holding Ard Fheis evacuated after 'bullet' found
The room in the Citywest Hotel where Fine Gael are holding their Ard Fheis was evacuated earlier today after a hollowed-out bullet was found.
Sources told Independent.ie that security found a hollowed out bullet behind the stage and removed it for examination.
There were a small number of people, mainly staging crew, in the room, when the item was found.
The people were immediately asked to leave as gardai conducted a security sweep of the room.
Satisfied there was no security issue, the workers were allowed back into the room.
Investigations are understood to be on-going.
Mr Kenny was not in the venue at the time but has since arrived and the conference will get underway as planned.