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Suspect device at Cork hotel declared a hoax

The hotel was evacuated last night.

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AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has dealt with a suspect device found at a hotel in Cork.

The team was called to the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig, Co Cork last night.

The Defence Forces described the device as a “crudely constructed hoax”.

An explosive ordnance disposal team was sent to the hotel on request from the gardaí.

The hotel was evacuated and a cordon put in place for public safety.

The team arrived at the scene at 10pm and examined the device.

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Items of an evidential nature were handed over to gardaí and the scene was declared safe at 10.55pm.

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