Dublin court evacuated after suspect device found

A family court building in Dublin has been evacuated after a suspect device was found.

The security alert was triggered at Phoenix House in the Smithfield area of the city.

A cordon is in place and bomb disposal officers from the Irish Defence Forces are being deployed.

The is a large gardai presence outside the courts complex.

A Garda spokeswoman said: “Gardai are currently at the scene of an incident at the courthouse in Smithfield.

“A courthouse has been evacuated due to a suspect device being located. The area has been cordoned off. The army EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team are currently en route.”