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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Road closed as viable bomb made safe by Defence Forces in north Dublin

A section of the R139 (the old N32), which runs from the M50 to Clare Hall area, was closed last night.

AN ARMY BOMB squad made a viable bomb safe near Darndale in north Dublin last night.

According to the Defence Forces, the team was deployed following a request from the gardaí.

A section of the R139 (the old N32), which runs from the M50 to Clare Hall area, was closed for the duration of the operation for safety reasons.

According to a statement:

The Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 9.45pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make the IED safe.
The device was subsequently removed to a secure military installation for further examination at 10.35pm.

Evidence will be handed over to gardaí for their investigation, according to the Defence Forces.

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