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Hoax Device

Controlled explosions carried out after suspicious device found in north Dublin

The hoax device was found shortly after 4pm in the Fairview Strand area of Dublin 3 earlier this evening.

LAST UPDATE | 6 Jun

THE DEFENCE FORCES’ bomb disposal unit carried out “controlled explosions” this evening after a suspicious device was found in north Dublin. 

The device was found shortly after 4pm in the Fairview Strand area of Dublin 3 earlier this evening. 

A cordon was put in place at the scene, while road closures were also been put in place in the area, which caused some traffic disruption this evening.

A garda spokesperson told The Journal that following examination, the device was determined to be a hoax.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces told The Journal that Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts responded to a request for assistance from Gardaí in relation to the suspicious device. 

“Following an analysis and technical examination of the scene, two controlled explosions were carried out on site.” 

The traffic restrictions have since been lifted.

A garda spokesperson said that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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