Donation of grenade to Terenure charity shop sparks bomb call

Bomb squad alerted after donor hands in box of antiques containing device to SVP shop

The Defence Forces were called to a St Vincent de Paul charity shop in Terenure at about 4pm on Thursday and were supported by local gardaí. File photograph: Getty Images

The Defence Forces were called to a St Vincent de Paul charity shop in Terenure at about 4pm on Thursday and were supported by local gardaí. File photograph: Getty Images

 

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit was called to a St Vincent de Paul charity shop in Terenure, Dublin after a donor handed in a box of antiques that contained a grenade.

The bomb disposal unit examined the weapon, which was not found to be viable.

The Defence Forces were called to the shop in Terenure at about 4pm on Thursday and were supported by local gardaí.

It is believed the donor handed over some furniture to the shop, sparking the alert.