Viable explosive device found near children's hospital

The Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a viable explosive device found in Dublin this afternoon.

The device was found outside a house in a residential area of Drimnagh near Our Lady's Children Hospital at around 3.50pm.

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

Captain Donal Gallagher of the Irish Defence Forces said the area was declared safe shortly before half four.

"There was a suspect device found outside a private residence just near Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Drimnagh," Capt Gallagher said.

"Gardaí called the army bomb disposal team for their assistance.

"They arrived on the scene at 3.50pm - the device was declared viable and made safe without the need for a controlled explosion."

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