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Bomb found in Maynooth ahead of the Queen's visit

A viable IED was discovered on a bus in Maynooth last night, while a security alert at the Luas stop in Blackhorse this morning has been declared a hoax.

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Updated 8.45am

A SECURITY ALERT has been declared a hoax this morning after a suspect package was found at the Blackhorse Luas stop in Inchicore, following two incidents overnight in Dublin and Kildare.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team have declared that a device found on Davitt Road in Inchicore this morning was not viable. The Red Luas line was affected for a time, but is now running as normal.

Meanwhile the army made safe a viable device found on a bus in Maynooth, Co. Kildare last night. A Garda spokesperson told that a controlled explosion was carried out at a bus stop outside the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth after an IED was found in the luggage compartment of a private bus travelling from Ballina. The bus was evacuated and the scene was made safe just before 2am.

A suspect package found in Summerhill in Dublin was also declared a hoax last night.

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