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Unread 10-04-2007, 13:55   #1
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Default Bomb scare 12:35 Limerick Dublin

Don't know where to put this one but report in from the field

20 cops, in various get up, some armed are milling around Heuston, seems to be a bomb scare but no rush to clear the place out
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Unread 10-04-2007, 14:22   #2
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Info from the ground is the scare is actually on board the 12:35 from Limerick, a individual was removed from the train in Kildare, report from passenger on train via Derek

Its just left Newbridge running very late (~50minutes), due to arrive platform 8. Gardai to search on arrival it appears

Nothing on IE site

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Unread 10-04-2007, 15:14   #3
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At this stage word is Heuston is a no go zone, again still waiting on IE to provide some information, but since they just read this thread some is likely to appear in the next few minutes
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All clear, disruption mininal. No notice on IE site

Ireland.com finally got the story straight, but we have a witness that someone was removed from the Limerick train in Kildare

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Heuston train bomb alert is a hoax

Clodagh Mulvey

A bomb scare, which caused delays to trains travelling to Heuston train station in Dublin this afternoon, has been declared a false alarm.

An anonymous call to Sligo town garda station at 11.30am warned there would be a bomb aboard a train arriving in Heuston station at about 3 o' clock this afternoon, the Garda press office confirmed.

Two train services due into Heuston at 3pm, the 12.35pm from Limerick and the 13.30pm from Cork, were stopped and checked by Gardai at Kildare and Thurles respectively.

However no suspicious devices were found and Gardai, who left Heuston at 3.30pm with little disruption to the operation of the train station, said it was a false alert.

Iarnród Éireann said it apologised to its customers affected by the alert. Passengers travelling from Limerick were delayed by 50 minutes during the Garda inspections at Kildare, while Cork passengers experienced a 24 minute delay.

A spokesman for Iarnród Éireann told ireland.com : "We apologise to our passengers for the delay. We work with the Gardai on all security matters and continue to work on their advice. Thankfully it was a hoax."

It is not yet known who is responsible for the false alarm.
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Limerick train actually arrived platform 6 at about 15:05. No effort to clear the area.
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My son was on the train affected. Seen police remove a passenger at Kildare. Whether or not this is linked with the incident is not confirmed.
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