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Controlled Explosion Carried Out At Dublin Hostel Following Blast

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:12 19 Jan 2024

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The army bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion after a blast at a homeless hostel in Dublin city.

A man in his 30s died following the incident on Little Britain Street that happened shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

No one else was injured at the shelter that is located just off Capel Street and is run by Depaul.

The defence forces carried out an analysis of the scene before handing it back to Gardaí as they continue their investigation.

In a statement they say: "Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts responded to a request for assistance from An Garda Síochána to Little Britain St., Dublin.

"EOD was requested following the death of a man in an explosion.  EOD carried out post blast analysis and clearance, which included a controlled explosion.

Once the scene was cleared the scene was handed back to An Garda Síochána. This operation concluded at approx. 0030hrs."

Depaul says alternative placements have been found for those staying at the hostel.

In a statement it said: "Our heart goes out to the service user who lost their life, as well as their family and service users who were in the building at the time.

This was an isolated incident, confined to one room and no other service users were physically harmed in this incident.

We wish to thank the emergency services, DRHE, and our NGO partners for their assistance in the emergency response."

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