Amiens Street security alert ends

 

Connolly Station and the surrounding area have reopened to the public after a suspicious device was earlier found on Amiens Street in Dublin.

The device was found by a member of the public under a bridge at the side of the station shortly after 9am. Connolly Station was quickly evacuated, and road and rail traffic was diverted as an Army bomb disposal team attended the scene. The defence forces ascertained the device was "non-viable".

Rail traffic was initially rerouted with trains passing through the northern part of the station over Amien St Bridge. A short while later, on advice from the Army, all train traffic was stopped, with southbound trains stopping at Clontarf, northbound trains stopping at Tara Street, and the Maynooth service terminating at Drumcondra.

The station reopened at about 11.15 and full services resumed. Irish Rail advised there would be delays on intercity services up to lunchtime.

Barry Kenny of Irish Rail said the evacuation of Connolly Station, one of the busiest in Dublin, had "gone very smoothly".