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Coolock residents evacuated from homes after viable explosive found

The bomb squad was called out and they made the device safe without the need for a controlled explosion.

Image: Irish Defence Forces via Flickr

RESIDENTS AT A housing estate in Coolock, Dublin, were evacuated from their homes today after a viable explosive device was discovered outside one of the houses.

An army bomb disposal team was called out to the incident in the Macroom Road area of Coolock and arrived on scene at 1.25pm.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of houses on the street were evacuated.

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

It was taken away for further examination and was later confirmed as viable.

Items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

The scene has now been declared safe.

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