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Device found near Dart line deemed not viable

The alarm was raised shortly before lunchtime when a group of workmen discovered the device.

Updated at 8pm

GARDAÍ HAVE SAID a suspect device found beside a train line on the northside of Dublin earlier today has been deemed not viable.

Some services were suspended from lunchtime until shortly before 3pm after a suspect device was found by workmen at Redmond’s Court, close to the perimeter of Howth Junction station.

Gardaí placed a cordon at the scene and evacuated local residents from a number of houses on the street.

An army bomb disposal team attended and removed the device from the scene. The all-clear was given, and the scene declared safe at 2.40pm.

This evening gardaí said initial examination of the device has deemed it to be not viable.

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Investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

- Additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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