Viable device made safe in Dublin city centre

Tuesday 19 February 2013 17.38
The device was made safe this afternoon
The device was made safe this afternoon

The army has made safe a viable explosive device on Preston Street area of Dublin city centre.

The suspect device was found outside a private residence. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was deployed after a request from the Gardai.

Rail lines that are in the vicinity of the find were also shut as a precaution.

The suspect device was rendered safe without the need for a controlled explosion and was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing.

The scene was declared safe at 4pm.