Explosive device made safe in west Dublin

Army called to house in Drimnagh after suspect device discovered this afternoon

The device was discovered at a private residence in the Mourne Road area in Drimnagh this afternoon. Image: Google Maps

The device was discovered at a private residence in the Mourne Road area in Drimnagh this afternoon. Image: Google Maps

Wed, Jul 10, 2013, 21:25

An explosive device found in west Dublin this evening has been made safe by the Army.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team were called to a house near the Mourne Road area of Drimnagh by the Garda after a suspect device was discovered.

They arrived at the 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 at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. The area was declared safe at 5.55pm.

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

An Army spokesman confirmed the device was viable with potential to cause serious damage or injury.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.