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A live grenade from the Irish War of Independence in the 1920s was discovered by a homeowner in north Dublin and has been made safe by the Irish Army.
According to the Irish Times
the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was deployed to the scene following a request from Irish police. The device was discovered during excavation work being carried out at a house in Grace Park, Drumcondra on the city's north side.
The device was confirmed to be a grenade dating from the 1920s.
A cordon was reportedly erected and traffic restrictions were put in place, while a number of nearby houses were evacuated.
The device was made safe on the site without the need for a controlled explosion and the scene was declared safe by early afternoon.
The grenade was reportedly taken to a safe military location for disposal.