A number of houses had to be evacuated in Dundrum following a bomb scare in the village on Monday evening.
Gardaí were alerted at around 6.40pm to a suspicious device in the Beechgrove estate.
A Garda spokesperson told local media that the device resembled a “realistic” looking pipe bomb. A number of houses were evacuated and roads nearby were closed off.
The area was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Unit. A spokesperson for the Army said they couldn't release any details of the incident in order to avoid copycat incidents, but did confirm that the bomb disposal unit attended the scene.
Cashel Sinn Fein Councillor Martin Browne said he condemns those responsible for the incident in Dundrum village which resulted in the bomb disposal team having to be called. “As a native of the parish it is scary that this is happening so local and in a residential area where there are young families.”
Cllr Browne is calling on anyone with any information no matter how trivial to contact the Gardaí and to help in making our communities safe again.
Cllr Browne said he is worried that these incidents are increasing and claims that if not tackled immediately “it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or worse.”