Suspicious device found outside Coolock house

 

Army bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion following the discovery of a suspicious device in Coolock, Dublin last night.

Gardaí alerted the army following the discovery of the improvised explosive device (IED) outside a house on Edenmore Avenue shortly before 11pm last night.

The army carried out the controlled explosion and the IED was found to contain "explosive content".

The remains of the device were handed over to gardaí and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Meanwhile, a device discovered on a car at the junction of Meath Street South and Earl Street in the city centre this morning turned out to be a hoax.

The bomb disposal team examined the object at 9am this morning but found it contained no explosive content. The remains of the device were handed over to gardaí for investigation.