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Dublin: 3 °C Friday 23 February, 2018

Security operation ends at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

The shopping centre was evacuated earlier this evening.


armed 1381_90528174 Garda officers at the shopping centre in Blanchardstown. Source: Sam Boal/

A SECURITY OPERATION at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre in west Dublin has ended.

The shopping centre was earlier evacuated and there was a heavy garda presence at the scene, including the armed Emergency Response Unit.

It is believed the incident involved the suspected presence of an armed individual. A garda spokesperson confirmed the incident has been “stood down”.

- With reporting by Paul Hosford.

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