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Explosive device made safe in Coolock

A viable explosive device was discovered in Coolock, Dublin, this evening.

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AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE has been rendered safe by an Army Bomb Disposal Team in Coolock, Dublin, this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed a  team in response to a request from An Gardaí Síochána after a suspect device was recovered by the Gardaí in Ferrycarraig Park, Priorswood, Dublin.

The Team arrived on scene at 7.20 pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety. A viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was made safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion, the Defence Forces said in a statement this evening.

The viable device was subsequently taken to a safe military location for further examination.

All component parts have now been handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation into the incident and the scene was declared safe at 7.45 pm.

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