Army explosives disposal unit called to Israeli embassy over “hoax” package

Gardaí confirmed that a cordon was put in place around the area and that the “suspicious package” has been subsequently deemed to be a hoax

An Garda Síochána has confirmed that a “suspicious package” at the building housing the Israeli embassy in Dublin has been deemed a hoax.

A statement from the Gardaí read: “Gardaí were alerted to a suspicious package at a premises on the Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4 earlier this morning.”

“A cordon was put in place around the area and the services of the army EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] team requested.”

Gardaí confirmed that the package was “subsequently deemed safe and a hoax”, and that enquiries into the matter are ongoing.

It is understood staff in the building on Shelbourne Road, where the embassy is located, were told to evacuate.

A large Garda presence has been reported around the area in Ballsbridge.

Evan Skidmore O’Reilly

Evan Skidmore O’Reilly is News Co-Editor for the 70th volume of Trinity News. He is a former Deputy News Editor, and is a current final year Business and Politics student.

Ellen Kenny

Ellen Kenny is the current Deputy Editor of Trinity News and a Senior Sophister student of Politics and Sociology. She previously served as Assistant Editor and Features Editor