Viable explosive device made safe in Dublin

The device was discovered in Darndale yesterday evening

Viable explosive device made safe in Dublin

Image: Defence Forces via Twitter

A viable improvised explosive device (IED) was made safe in Dublin last night.

The army bomb disposal team arrived at the scene in Darndale at around 9.45pm last night, following a request from Gardaí.

After making an assessment, the team made the device safe.

A section of the N32 road was closed while the operation took place.

The IED was later removed to a secure military installation for further examination.

In a statement, the Defence Forces said: "Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigations".