Warning of 25-year-old bomb sparks Mansion House scare

A security alert is underway at the Mansion House in Dublin this morning following warnings that an unexploded device planted by loyalists 25 years ago may still be in the building.

Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces are searching the building and have cordoned off the parking area just outside while the operation continues.

The alert follows a telephone warning received at around 8am.

The caller apparently said a bomb had been planted at the Mansion House by the UVF ahead of the Sinn Féin Árd Fheis in 1981.

A small number of cleaning staff who were in the building this morning were immediately removed to the street, but traffic has not been curtailed and no nearby buildings have been evacuated.

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