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Army make safe device found in Dublin college grounds

The viable IED was discovered in the on the grounds of Colaiste Dhulaigh, Kilbarrack, this afternoon.

File photo of a remote-controlled device used by the army bomb disposal unit.
File photo of a remote-controlled device used by the army bomb disposal unit.
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

AN ARMY BOMB Disposal Team has made safe a viable device discovered in Kilbarrack, Co Dublin, this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed to Colaiste Dhulaigh, Kilbarrack in Dublin 5, following a request from the Gardaí.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education is located on four campuses, Coolock, Raheny, Kilbarrack and Malahide.

Local residents were evacuated to a safe location and the area was cordoned by the Gardai ahead of the team arriving on scene at 11.40am.

The Disposal Team examined a viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) on the college’s grounds, according to the Defence Forces.

The device was made safe in situ and transported to a secure military location for further examination where it was declared a viable IED.

The scene was declared safe at 12.30 pm.

It is the 128th callout and 62nd viable IED made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year.

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