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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 21 April, 2014

Viable homemade bomb made safe by disposal team in south county Dublin

The explosive device was found at a private residence in the Woodlands Grove area of Shankill.

File photo.
File photo.
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

Updated 11.20pm

A HOMEMADE BOMB was made safe by defence forces experts in Shankill in Dublin this evening.

The viable improvised explosive device was found at a home in the Woodlands Grove area of Shankill before gardaí alerted the Defence Forces.

The Defence Forces bomb disposal team then arrived at the scene at about 6.45pm.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and was then brought to a safe military location for further examination.

The  Defence Forces say all component parts and evidence will then be the handed over to gardaí to assist them with their investigations.

Originally published 9.36pm

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