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Controlled explosion

Homes evacuated after device found in Ballymun

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

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 gardaĆ­ 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 GardaĆ­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

The scene was declared safe at 9.55pm.

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