Conference centre where Fine Gael holding Ard Fheis evacuated after 'bullet' found
Published 22/01/2016 | 18:16
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.