Cork concert cancelled following bomb scare at Opera House




Gardaí carried out a search of Cork Opera House this evening after a bomb scare alert.

The alarm was raised around 7pm when a person phoned Anglesea St Garda Station in the city and claimed there was a bomb in the theatre.

Garda rushed to the scene and liaised with theatre management while the search was carried out.

The building was closed to the public while gardaí used a specially trained sniffer dog in the operation.

The theatre was not in use at the time, however up to 800 people were expected to attend a gig by 2ManyDJs which was due to get underway at 10pm.

However management were forced to cancel the concert.

Gardaí later confirmed that the bomb scare was a hoax, and said they are investigating the source of the phone call.

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