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Bomb squad called in as suspicious device discovered at Dublin cafe

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The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at the scene in Dublin (Credit: Micheal Murphy)
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at the scene in Dublin (Credit: Micheal Murphy)

An area in Dublin has been closed off and the bomb squad has been called in following the discovery of a suspicious device.

Gardai have closed off part of Ranelagh's main thoroughfare following a bomb scare, authorities have confirmed. 

Images posted on social media show the army bomb disposal team at the scene of the discovery in the suburb. 

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have arrived at the scene and are currently investigating the situation.

It is understood the device was located in a well-known cafe on the Ranelagh Road. 

Residents and shop owners in nearby buildings have been evacuated.

Traffic diversions are in place. Ranelagh Road is currently closed off between Chelmford Road and Sandford Road junction, according to AA Roadwatch.

Traffic was reported to be very heavy in the area.

The device has been declared safe, authorities have said.