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Gardaí release man held over Dublin 'fireball' explosion

The man, aged in his 20s, was arrested in the city yesterday morning.

GARDAÍ HAVE RELEASED without charge a man arrested yesterday over an explosion on a Dublin Street that, according to an eye-witness, sent a ‘fireball’ up in the air.

Long Lane, in Dublin 8, was closed off overnight after a car exploded at around 11pm on 30 March last.

Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade and an Army bomb disposal team all attended the scene.

A passer-by described it to at the time as a “huge explosion” and said he watched “a massive fireball go up in the air over the old Meath Hospital”.

Source: Video

A man aged in his 20s was detained in Dublin yesterday morning and taken to Kevin Street Station for questioning.

Gardaí confirmed this morning that he was released late last night. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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