Viable explosive device found in Dublin

Army makes safe IED on Cappagh Road, Finglas early this morning

The army bomb disposal team made safe an improvised explosive device in Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The army bomb disposal team made safe an improvised explosive device in Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Wed, Mar 27, 2013, 10:31

An explosive device made safe by the Defence Forces in Finglas, Dublin this morning has been confirmed as viable.

The bomb disposal team was called by the Garda to examine a suspect device found on the Hollystown Roundabout, Cappagh Road last night.

The team arrived on schene at 11.45pm and traffic restrictions and a cordon were put in place.

The device was made safe on the scene without a controlled explosion and the scene was declared safe at 12.50am.

It was moved to a secure location for techincal examination. It has been confirmed as a viable IED, the Defence Forces said in a statement.

The army will give the device to the Garda to assist their investigation.

It brings to 67 the total call outs for the bomb disposal team so far this year of which 27 were to IEDs

Meanwhile police in Co Fermanagh have evacuated two homes during a security alert in the Clogh Road area of Rosslea this morning.

A suspious device was discovered and the area was closed to traffic following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.