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Explosive device found at Phoenix Park in Dublin

Aerial view of Phoenix Park
Image caption Roads were closed while the Irish army examined a suspicious object at Dublin's Phoenix Park

An explosive device has been made safe at Phoenix Park in Dublin.

An Irish army bomb disposal team was sent to the Quarry Lake area of the park late on Monday night.

The area was cordoned off and several roads were closed until the scene was declared safe at about 10:40 BST on Tuesday.

The device has been sent to gardai for further forensic tests.

The park contains the official residences of the Irish president and the US ambassador. It is also home to Dublin Zoo.