Gardaí cordon off O'Connell Street in Dublin and all parked cars are searched following a bomb warning.

The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) receives an anonymous phone call saying a bomb has been planted somewhere in O’Connell Street, Dublin. The warning is relayed to An Garda Síochána who immediately seal off the area to traffic.

Would any person with a car parked in O’Connell Street move it.

The cordon remains in force for over an hour and a half. During this time cars are diverted from O'Connell Street and traffic in the city centre is almost brought to a standstill.

Gardaí search parked vehicles but nothing is found.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 January 1973.