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3/2/19 Gardai and the army bomb disposal unit deal with a suspect device on the Springdale road area of Raheny in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

3/2/19 Gardai and the army bomb disposal unit deal with a suspect device on the Springdale road area of Raheny in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

3/2/19 Gardai and the army bomb disposal unit deal with a suspect device on the Springdale road area of Raheny in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Gardai sealed off a road in north Dublin after a 'suspect device' was reported earlier this evening.

Gardai were called to Springdale Road in Edenmore at approximately 5pm when Raheny locals reported hearing a "loud bang".

An Army Bomb Disposal unit was called to the scene after 6pm.

Both ends of Edenmore Road were closed while gardai attend the scene.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces confirmed that the scene was made safe shortly before 8pm this evening.

"This evening, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked at 6.15pm to investigate the scene of an exploded pipe bomb in Coolock. On arrival, the team conducted a post-blast analysis of the scene," they said.

"To ensure public safety a cordon was put in place for the duration of the operation. The scene was declared safe at 7.50pm.

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

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