Luas Red Line returns to normal after alert

Tuesday 17 May 2011 20.05
Luas - All Luas stops on the canal were affected
Luas - All Luas stops on the canal were affected

All services on the Luas Red Line have returned to normal after a security alert in Dublin.

The army bomb disposal team was called in after a suspicious device was found.

The suspect package was examined near the Luas line at Davitt Road in Inchicore.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said the device was a hoax.

All Luas stops on the canal were affected.

Separately, there was a security alert in Maynooth, Co Kildare, overnight after a viable explosive device was found.

It was discovered on a bus outside the Glenroyal Hotel just before midnight.

A spokesperson for Bus Éireann has confirmed the device was discovered on a bus bound for Dublin from Ballina, Co Mayo.

The bus was operated by a private operator contracted by Bus Éireann.

Gardaí have said the device was a type of pipe-bomb. It was viable, but not primed.

They believe the device and the subsequent hoax calls were designed to disrupt, not to injure.

A warning call was made and there were 30 passengers and a driver on board when the device was found at 9.30pm.

All were safely taken off the bus and transported to Dublin in another bus.

The device was later made safe by an Army Bomb Disposal Team.

Roads which were cordoned off during the incident have since re-opened.