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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C
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# Explosive
Device with potential for "serious damage" made safe in Dublin
A number of houses in Drimnagh, where the viable device was found, were evacuated earlier this evening.

AN ARMY BOMB Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device(IED) in Drimnagh this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the team in response to a request from gardaí after a suspect device was found outside a private residence near the Mourne Road area of Drimnagh.

The team arrived on scene at 5.20pm. A cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a number of nearby houses evacuated. The device was then rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 5.55pm.

The component parts of the device was taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation.

It has now been confirmed as a viable device” with potential to cause serious damage or injury if it had initiated”. The Defence Forces said all items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

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