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Houses evacuated after viable bomb discovered in south Dublin

The device was found at a private residence in the Ballyogan area and was made safe by army experts.

Members of the army bomb disposal team. (File)
Members of the army bomb disposal team. (File)
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A NUMBER OF HOMES were evacuated as a viable homemade bomb was made safe by army experts near Carrickmines in Dublin last night.

The device was found at a private residence in the Ballyogan area and the army bomb disposal team were called to the house by gardaí.

The team arrived at the scene while a cordon and road closures were put in place and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The Defence Forces say that the device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

It was then brought to a military location where it will be examined further before being handed over to gardaí.

Read: 250 call-outs for the bomb squad this year, slight reduction in viable devices >

Read: The 6 steps to bomb disposal in Ireland >

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