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Grenade from Irish War of Independence made safe in Rathmines

The grenade was found in Rathmines in south Dublin earlier tonight.

A BADLY CORRODED grenade has been made safe after being found in Rathmines in south Dublin tonight.

The grenade, believed to be from the War of Independence era, was discovered by a resident in the Lissenfield Area of the Lower Rathmines Road while gardening.

Having being alerted by Gardaí, the army bomb disposal team arrived on the scene at 8pm.

Having examined the grenade where it lay, it was rendered safe and has been removed from the scene.

The Lissenfield Area was declared safe at 8.25pm tonight.

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