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Properties evacuated in Dublin after improvised explosive device found in driveway of home

Gardaí responded to a call this morning at around 9am at an address at Shanliss Walk, Santry.

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AN IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE device found in Santry, Dublin has been made safe by the Defence Forces’ army bomb disposal team.

Gardaí responded to a call this morning at around 9am at an address at Shanliss Walk, Santry. 

The residents of the house became concerned when they discovered an object in the driveway of their home. 

Gardaí observed the item which consisted of a metal pipe. 

Following a request from gardaí, the army bomb disposal team was tasked to investigate the suspect device. The team arrived on scene at 10.10am. 

On arrival, a cordon was established and nearby buildings were evacuated for the duration of the operation. 

One improvised explosive device was identified and made safe. It was then taken to Cathal Brugha Army Barracks for further inspection. 

The bomb disposal team left the scene at 12.10pm. 

Should members of the public encounter suspicious items or hazardous substances, Defence Forces are advising them to maintain a safe distance and inform gardaí. 

Investigations into today’s incident are ongoing.

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