A historic hand grenade has been found in Ballsbridge. The Mills 36 hand grenade was discovered by staff as they carried out maintenance work on a bridge.
Gardai called in The Army Bomb Disposal Team just after eleven this morning, where they carried out an initial assessment of the area.
A cordon was put in place to keep the public safe, and the Army Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion before declaring the scene safe at 12.45pm.
A spokesperson said "Historic munitions from conflicts in the early 20th century can be encountered from time to time."
They have asked that anyone who stumbles upon one should keep a safe distance and call the Gardai.