An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Coolock, Co Dublin last night.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team after a suspect device was found in a residential area.

A cordon and road closures were put in place and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The team arrived at the scene at around 12:30am and the device was made safe by means of a controlled explosion.

Items of evidence were handed over to gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

The scene was declared safe at 3:25am.