A BOMB DISPOSAL unit from the Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion on a viable device overnight in the Lucan area.
The explosion was carried out after the device was found in a residential area at Ardglen at about 10:15pm.
The device was located outside a private residence.
The remains of the device were handed over to Gardaí after the explosion was carried out, and the scene was declared safe at about 1:10am.
In a separate incident, a bomb disposal unit was deployed to conduct a post-blast analysis on a device which had detonated outside a hosue on Cappagh Road in Finglas.
That scene was declared safe at 12:35am.
Last night’s events bring to 167 the number of deployments of bomb disposal units so far this year.