Army called out to investigate four suspected bombs in one day


Army bomb disposal teams were called out to four separate incidents in Dublin yesterday, two of which involved explosive devices.

The first incident was in Tallaght, Dublin, where the bomb disposal team arrived in Cushlawn Park at 2.35am to deal with a device, understood to be a pipe bomb, that had been left outside a house.

Local residents were forced to leave their homes and the area was cordoned off while the alert was dealt with. The scene was declared safe at 3.20am.

About seven hours later, another suspect device was discovered in a laneway between homes in the Raheen area of Tallaght.

It was made safe and transported to a secure location where it was found to contain improvised explosive components. The scene was declared safe at 11.40am.

The remains of both devices were handed over to the Garda.

Yesterday afternoon, a controlled explosion was carried out at Sallynoggin in south Dublin on what was later declared a hoax device.

Earlier, there was a false alarm at the Israeli embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The building at Pembroke Road was evacuated after a suspect packaged was reported to gardaí. The scene was declared safe at 12.45pm after it was found to be a false alarm.

“A package attracted the attention of the staff and it was inspected, but it turned out that it was nothing out of the ordinary,” an embassy spokeswoman in Jerusalem said.

Yesterday’s incidents bring to 133 the number of call-outs by the teams for this year. Some 64 viable improvised explosive devices have been made safe by Army bomb disposal teams this year.