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Army bomb disposal unit called in after explosive found outside Dublin home

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Bomb: The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team
Bomb: The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team

The Army Bomb disposal unit was called to Newcastle on the outskirts of Dublin this morning after a viable device was found outside a home.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team after being informed of a suspected explosive outside the house in Newcastle. 

They arrived at the scene at approximately 4.35am and placed a cordon around the scene.

Road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The device was made safe at the scene, a spokesperson said, with the remnants taken away for further examination. They were later confirmed as viable.

Evidence was handed over to the gardaí and the scene was declared safe at approximately 5.45am.

This was the 74th call out so far in 2015 for the EOD, who have dealt with 18 viable devices to date.