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.