Reports of the suspicious device began to surface approximately 20 minutes ago. The device was found in Carrisbrook House, the Israeli embassy building.
Police were notified and responded. Upon arrival and investigation, police decided to have the embassy evacuated and contacted the military explosive ordnance team. Police and embassy staff are waiting for the explosive ordnance team to arrive and determine the nature of the device. A spokesman for the Irish military confirmed that they had been notified of the device, saying:
"A suspicious device was found and we were contacted. The building is being evacuated."
The embassy, which traditionally has tight security, is one of many that have increased security recently. Israel recently increased security at its embassies after threats to target Israeli interests increased with the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah commander, which some have attributed to Israel
The bomb disposal team at the scene told Reuters that it was a false alarm. A spokesman for the Dublin Garda
, Ireland's National Police Service, have confirmed that it was a false alarm and the investigation has ended.