Monday 15 July 2019

Residents evacuated as grenade discovered in Dublin

A bomb disposal operator with a HOBO robot - a sophisticated bomb disposal robot. Photo: Irish Defence Forces
A bomb disposal operator with a HOBO robot - a sophisticated bomb disposal robot. Photo: Irish Defence Forces
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

RESIDENTS in the Clontarf area of Dublin were evacuated this afternoon following the discovery of a grenade.

Gardai and the Army Bomb Disposal Team were called out to the scene after a local alerted gardai.

The Civil War-era device was found while works were being carried out near Dunluce Road.

The bomb squad arrived at the scene at 2.35pm, set up a cordon and evacuated nearby buildings as the device was made safe.

"Should members of the public encounter suspicious items, or hazardous substances, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána," a spokesperson for the Defence Forces said.

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