Wednesday 18 January 2017

Traffic chaos as old grenade found under Sean Heuston Bridge

Published 08/05/2014 | 14:46

An old grenade has been found under a Dublin city bridge, and traffic was closed off for a short time on a main city thoroughfare.

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The old grenade was found under the Sean Heuston Bridge and the army bomb disposal unit were called.

Luas services were suspended and were not running past Heuston Station for a short time.

Army Bomb Disposal team have since been stood down. They were at the scene from 14.40 to 14.55. “It was a drill or a training grenade but it was corroded so it looked like the real thing so people did right to report it,” said a spokesman for the Defence Forces.

Luas tickets were accepted on Dublin Bus.

A Luas spokesperson said earlier this afternoon: “Gardai have been in contact with us and have asked us not to run in the vicinity of Heuston Station.”

Traffic on St Johns Road West was closed for a short time. Traffic inbound from Pheonix Park was diverted up infirmary Road.

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