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Defence Forces investigates suspicious device at the Phoenix Park

Motorists are advised that diversions are in place around the area this morning.

Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park
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A DEFENCE FORCES bomb disposal team is investigating a suspicious device at the Phoenix Park in Dublin this morning.

The team was initially called to the scene last night after Gardaí were alerted to a device discovered in the Quarry Lake area of the park.

The team returned to the scene at first light at around 5.30am this morning to inspect the device and assess whether it is viable or a hoax.

The area has been sealed off and roads are closed to  traffic with diversions in place this morning.

AA Roadwatch says there is no access to the Phoenix Park via Castleknock Gate, Knockmaroon Gate and Whites Gate until further notice.

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