Animal rights activists target Dublin department store over sale of fur products.
On the morning of 10 January 1987 RTÉ received an anonymous phone call to say that two explosive devices had been planted in Switzers on Grafton Street in Dublin.
Following a complete search of the building, nothing was found. A later call to Switzers said that one of the devices was in the furniture showroom. Grafton Street was immediately closed off and the army were brought in to investigate. It was then confirmed that one incendiary device was found in the furniture department. A second device was not found. The Animal Liberation Group contacted RTÉ to say the device was in a coat pocket on the second floor of the main Switzers building.
Liz Curtis of Switzers spoke to reporter Gerry Reynolds and said that Switzers was very disappointed that the animal rights organisation had taken such action. She also stated that Switzers would continue to stock fur products.
An RTÉ News report by Gerry Reynolds broadcast on 10 January 1987.