Historic artillery shell made safe at Dublin city building site

A cordon was put in place and the area evacuated

Historic artillery shell made safe at Dublin city building site

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An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe an historic artillery shell on Echlin Street in Dublin city centre.

The object has been removed from the scene.

The operation followed a request from An Garda Síochána.

The artillery shell was discovered at a building site earlier on Thursday.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 11.10am and the site was evacuated.

A cordon was also put in place for the duration of the operation. The scene was declared safe at 12.00pm.

The historic device has now been removed to a secure military installation for further examination.