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22nd Sep 2021

Bomb scare at the site of the new National Children’s Hospital

Melissa Carton

Very frightening.

Gardaí have confirmed that a suspicious device was found earlier this week at the site of the new National Children’s Hospital in Dublin.

Officers were alerted to the presence of the device at the hospital site, which also shares its ground with St James Hospital, on Monday afternoon.

Gardaí have now confirmed that the device, which they initially thought was an active bomb, was actually a fake device.

During their investigation that area around the Children’s Hospital was cordoned off and bomb disposal experts were sent to assess the situation.

After a full investigation by experts the device was officially declared non-viable at the scene, which was then deemed to be safe for patients and staff in the area.

This comes as one of the latest attacks on the Hospital Grounds in a bid to disrupt construction work in the area.

The incidents have now caused so many disruptions to the work being done at the National Children’s Hospital that the construction company involved has even offered a reward for any information on the culprits.

If you were in the area surrounding the National Children’s Hospital on Monday and saw anything suspicious you can contact Kilmainham Garda Station at 01 666 9700.