Sunday 22 April 2018

Bomb scare at SF’s Mary Lou McDonald’s office in Dublin as device found reporters

A SUSPECT device has been removed from the scene at the constituency office of Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald on Dublin’s North Strand.

Army bomb experts made the device safe after arriving at the scene at 10.45am.

Tests will now be carried out to determine whether the device was viable or not.

A Defence Forces spokesman said they were investigating a "suspicious device" left outside the office.

A spokesperson for Sinn Fein condemned the attack.

"A hoax pipebomb, left at the front door, was discovered by a Sinn Féin constituency office worker as she arrived at the office on Dublin’s North Strand. She immediately called the gardai who sealed off the area," a spokesperson said.

"The device was later declared to be a hoax.

"The front of the office had also been daubed with graffitti."

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