A VIABLE BOMB was rendered safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team this afternoon in Carrickmines, Dublin.
The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the gardaí after a suspect device was found near a vehicle in the Drinaghmore area of Carrickmines.
The team arrived on scene at midday and a cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.
The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. All component parts and items of an “evidential nature” have been handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigation into the incident.
The scene was declared safe at 1.20pm.
Local Sinn Féin Councillor Chris Curran condemned the incident, saying:
This is a highly dangerous and irresponsible action taking place in an area where local kids play. Those responsible for this device need to cop-on.
He urged anyone with any information relating to the incident to come forward.