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Bomb in Ronanstown, Dublin, is defused by army

An Irish army bomb disposal team has made safe an improvised explosive device in south Dublin.

They were called to the Ronanstown area by the police at 2110 BST on Thursday.

It is understood the device had been found on an area of waste ground off the Fonthill link road. It was described as viable.

No controlled explosion was carried out and the device was made safe, then handed over to the Garda. The scene was declared safe at about 2245 BST.

No details about what type of device it was have been released.