30/04/2018

Security Alert Ongoing At Connolly Station

A security alert is ongoing at Dublin's Connolly Station following the discovery of a suspect device.

The alert began just after midday when a staff member at the station found the suspect item near the drivers area of platforms 1 and 2.

The station and nearby homes and businesses have been evacuated while the item is investigated. The army have been called to the station to assist with the investigation.

It is understood that DART services that usually pass through Connolly Station are continuing to run, but will terminate there.

Other services will terminate at the nearest possible station with road transfers.

(MH)

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