This evening, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspected grenade found at Harolds Cross Bridge, Dublin. The team arrived at the scene at approximately 8.30pm.
On arrival a cordon was established for the duration of the operation. The item was assessed to be a War of Independence era mills grenade and was rendered safe at the scene. The team departed the scene at approximately 10.30pm.
Should members of the public encounter suspicious items, or hazardous substances, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.