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Dublin: 1 °C Sunday 19 January, 2020

Explosive device made safe in Raheny

The Defence Force team declared the area safe after a two-hour operation.

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AN ARMY BOMB disposal team was called to Raheny in Dublin this afternoon following the discovery of a suspicious device.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was deployed by the Defence Forces in response to a request from gardaí on the scene at Howth Road. They arrived at the private residence at about 2.25pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The object was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. It has since been moved to a secure military location for further technical examination. The scene was declared safe at 4.10pm.

The Defence Forces have confirmed the device contained explosive materials. Its component parts will be handed over to gardaí to assist in their investigation.

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