Bizarre explosive find in Dublin Central demands explanation – Donohoe

5th January, 2010

Dorest StFine Gael Dublin Central Senator Paschal Donohoe today (Tuesday) described the discovery of explosive material on Dorset Street as ‘bizarre and extremely worrying’. Senator Donohoe has called for explanations from the Government on the incident.

This is the latest in a string of explosives discoveries in Central Dublin which is extremely worrying in itself. The explosives find today is a particularly bizarre case with the explosive substance apparently brought into this country as part of a foreign test exercise.

The Government must now explain:

  • How it got into this country;
  • What it was doing here;
  • Why the proper authorities were not alerted in advance, if this was an official test exercise;
  • And what steps are being taken to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.

I would like to acknowledge and commend the work of the Gardaí in ensuring the safety of the residents and workers in the area.