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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 6 December, 2019

Suspect device declared a hoax after controlled explosion

It was reported near the railway line in the centre of Dublin.

Updated 17.45

A BOMB SCARE in the centre of Dublin has been declared a hoax.

This comes after an earlier security alert that saw railway lines closed between Connolly and Pearse stations in the city.

Service on the line has now resumed although delays of around 20 minutes are still to be expected.

The Defence Forces were earlier called to deal with the device which was located on a patch of waste ground on Shaw Street, at the junction with Townsend Street.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion and the incident was subsequently declared a hoax.

The scene was declared safe at 4.55pm this afternoon.

The location the device was reported in is close to the railway line running between Tara Street and Pearse.

Traffic restrictions were in place earlier this afternoon but have since been lifted:

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- First published 16.18 – Additional reporting Aoife Barry

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