Gardaí and the Defence Forces have safely removed an explosive device from Clontarf in Dublin.
Gardaí were alerted to a suspicious device in the Clontarf area of Dublin 3 this afternoon, Friday 17th of November.
A number of premises were evacuated and a cordon put in place.
The Irish Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal has removed the device from the scene.
The cordon has since been lifted and the area declared safe. The suspect device has been confirmed as historical in nature.