Homes evacuated as Army disposal team makes 'suspect device' safe in north Dublin

The army’s Bomb Disposal Unit was called to the scene in Rush, Co Dublin, at 9.40am this morning.

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AN ARMY BOMB Disposal unit has made a ‘suspect device’ safe in north Co Dublin.

The Defence Forces were tasked with the problem on referral from local gardaí after a suspect device was found this morning.

The unit was called to the scene in Rush in the north of the county at about 9.40am.

A number of houses in the areawere evacuated and a protective cordon was established around the device.

The device itself was made safe at about 11.30am and the area was given the all clear.

The suspect object has since been removed to a “secure military location” for “further examination according to a spokesperson for the Defence Forces.

Evidence from the find is due to be handed over to gardaí to aid their investigation once military analysis is completed.

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