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Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden

A number of homes were evacuated in Drumcondra as the device was made safe.

A LIVE GRENADE was made safe in a north Dublin this afternoon.

The device, believed to be from the 1920s around the time of the War of Indepdence, was found by a home owner as they were carrying out excavation work in Grace Park, Drumcondra.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the gardaí.

The team arrived on scene at 1.30pm and cordoned off the area and evacuated a number of homes.

The scene was declared safe at 2pm and the grenade was taken to a safe military location for disposal.

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