Two viable explosive devices found in Dublin

 

An explosive device was seized in Co Dublin this afternoon, while a similar device was found in a separate incident in Ballyfermot last night.

A viable device was discovered during a raid by gardaí in Rathcoole, Co Dublin at about 12.15 pm this afternoon. No controlled explosion was carried out on the improvised device which was made safe at the scene by Army bomb disposal experts.

The all-clear was given at 1.30 pm and the remains of the device were taken away for detailed examination.

Separately, gardaí are examining the components of a viable explosive device found under a van in Dublin late last night.

The pipe-bomb was dismantled by Army bomb disposal experts on Cloverhill Road, Ballyfermot and declared safe just after 1am.

A Defence Forces spokesman said the Army Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) was called to the scene by gardaí in Harcourt Street just before midnight.

“They found a suspicious device under a van and on further investigation it turned out to be an improvised device,” he said. He confirmed that it contained explosives and was viable. It was dismantled at the scene.