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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.
May 19th 2015, 8:00 PM 34,098 27

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.

Investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

- Additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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