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A file photo of a robot used by the army bomb disposal unit. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Bomb Squad

Late-night operation to remove viable explosive device in Lucan

An army bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion after being deployed to a residential area in Ardglen.

A BOMB DISPOSAL unit from the Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion on a viable device overnight in the Lucan area.

The explosion was carried out after the device was found in a residential area at Ardglen at about 10:15pm.

The device was located outside a private residence.

The remains of the device were handed over to Gardaí after the explosion was carried out, and the scene was declared safe at about 1:10am.

In a separate incident, a bomb disposal unit was deployed to conduct a post-blast analysis on a device which had detonated outside a hosue on Cappagh Road in Finglas.

That scene was declared safe at 12:35am.

Last night’s events bring to 167 the number of deployments of bomb disposal units so far this year.

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