A NUMBER of homes in west Dublin had to be evacuated overnight due to a bomb scare.
Gardaí were called to the scene at Corduff estate in Blanchardstown at around 8.45pm last night after a "suspect device" was found beneath a van.
A Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended the scene and declared the device non-viable before removing it.
Residents were eventually allowed to return to their homes after a number of hours.
A Garda spokeswoman said: “Gardai in Blanchardstown are investigating the discovery of a suspect device under a van on Corduff Grove at approximately 8.45pm last night.
“Army EOD attended and declared device non viable and removed same.”
Sinn Féin councillor for west Dublin Paul Donnelly said he was "shocked" by the discovery.
He tweeted: “Shocked to hear that families are being evacuated from their homes in Corduff.
"I hope this is just a hoax and they can get back to their home this evening. This is unacceptable!”
Shocked to hear that families are being evacuated from their homes in Corduff. I hope this is just a hoax and they can get back to their home this evening. This is unacceptable! #dubw
— Cllr. Paul Donnelly (@PaulDonnellySF) February 24, 2018