BREAKING NEWS | Multiple bomb threats force evacuation of Dublin Government offices
Today at 16:14, several Government offices in Dublin were evacuated due to multiple bomb threats. The departments of the Taoiseach, Enterprise and Justice, as well as the Labour Court, were cleared while authorities conducted checks in response to the threats. However, the Gardaí have now confirmed that all the warnings were hoaxes.
The buildings targeted by the threats are located in different parts of Dublin city centre. It is understood that claims were made regarding the placement of bombs at these various locations. The Labour Court and Workplace Relations Commission offices were evacuated by staff at 1:45 pm this afternoon, following a threat that was phoned into the reception desk. As a result, all cases scheduled for the afternoon have been abandoned.
In another incident, staff at the Department of Enterprise received an email earlier this afternoon advising them to evacuate the building due to a bomb threat. The Department of Justice is situated on St Stephen’s Green, while the Department of Enterprise is located on Kildare Street, opposite Leinster House. The Labour Court is based on Lansdowne Road in Dublin 4.
In response to the security alerts, the Gardaí released a statement: “Gardaí are aware of a number of security alerts at Government buildings this afternoon, Friday 21st July 2023. Following further enquiries, An Garda Síochána is satisfied that all of the alerts have been deemed as hoaxes and the areas have been declared safe.”
These bomb threats have caused significant disruption and concern among government employees and the general public. The safety and security of government buildings and their occupants are of utmost importance, and any threat must be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.
The Gardaí, along with other relevant authorities, will continue to work diligently to ensure the safety of the public and maintain peace and order. While it is reassuring that these threats were ultimately determined to be hoaxes, the potential consequences of such actions cannot be underestimated.
The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing need for vigilance and security measures to protect against potential threats. It is crucial that individuals remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or information to the authorities promptly. The Gardaí have a robust protocol in place to respond to such incidents and will continue to prioritize public safety.
In conclusion, these bomb threats, although later confirmed as hoaxes, have caused disruption and concern in Dublin today. The swift response and thorough investigation by the Gardaí have ensured the safety of government buildings and their occupants. However, it is crucial that security measures remain in place to prevent and respond to potential threats in the future.