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Firearms and explosive material found in Dublin apartment block

Gardaí are investigating after the discovery was made at an apartment complex off Clonliffe Road in Dublin 3.

File photo of an Army Bomb Disposal Squad vehicle. The Army made safe a grenade at the Distillery Road apartment complex yesterday
File photo of an Army Bomb Disposal Squad vehicle. The Army made safe a grenade at the Distillery Road apartment complex yesterday
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ARE CARRYING out an investigation after firearms, ammunition and explosive material were found at a Dublin apartment block.

The discovery was made when Gardaí searched the grounds of the apartment complex on Distillery Road off Clonliffe Road on Dublin’s north side yesterday afternoon.

The area was sealed off for a number of hours. The Army’s bomb disposal team was called to the scene and made safe a grenade which was found among the items.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team carried out an investigation of the device which was found in an outbuilding of the apartment block.

All of the items have now been removed for forensic examination.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station on 01-666 4800 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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