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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C
Wikimedia Variants of the Mills grenade.
Bomb Scare

Army bomb squad disarm grenade in the Phoenix Park

The device was historic, but viable.

AN ARMY BOMB Disposal Team was called to make safe a historic yet viable grenade in The Phoenix Park, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Síochána after a suspect object was found protruding from the grass by members of the public. The device would turn out to be a Mills grenade.

The device is early twentieth century in origin and was utilised during the War of Independence, the Civil War and World Wars I and II.

A cordon was put in place for public safety.

The team arrived on scene at 3.30pm and moved the grenade to an open area where it was rendered safe by a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at around 4.10pm.

The Defence Forces say that should members of the public find such a device it is advised to keep a safe distance and inform the gardaí.

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