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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Homes evacuated after device found in Ballymun

The Defence Forces sent their bomb disposal team to the site.

Image: graph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A DEVICE WAS discovered in Ballymun last night, leading to the evacuation of houses.

The Defence Forces sent out an Army Bomb Disposal Team following a request from gardaí after a suspect device was found during a Garda operation in the Woodhazel area of Ballymun.

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

The team arrived on scene at 9.11pm and the device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. It was taken away to a safe military location for further testing, where it was later confirmed as a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

All of its component parts and other items will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

The scene was declared safe at 9.55pm.

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