Updated: 30/04/18 : 13:04:14
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Connolly Station Closed - Security Alert

There will be major delays to and from Connolly Station in Dublin due to a security alert.

The station is now closed while security services, including the Army Bomb Disposal unit, carry out an investigation.

In a tweet, Iarnrod Eireann said: "Security alert: Connolly Station is currently closed, no services operating to or through Connolly at present. DARTs suspended Clontarf Rd to Pearse, Commuter/Intercity delayed pending further update."

It is understood that a suspicious device was found on the tracks - and it is likely to lead to significant delays on the large number of rail lines that use Connolly, including intercity and DART services.

Members of the Garda's Armed Response Unit are at the station.

A staff member said all trains to and from Connolly have been cancelled due to the security alert.

Trains are still running from Tara St station.

Passengers to and from Sligo face significant disruption.

Luas trams will also not be stopping at Connolly Station due to the security alert.

No timeline has been given as to when the station is likely to reopen.

At the back of Connolly Station people in businesses and offices were forced to leave their workplaces after evacuation protocols were initiated.

‘We don’t know what is happening. The fire alarms went off and we were ushered up here beyond the garda tape,” said one man who was standing with his colleagues on Oriel Street.

UPDATE: Shortly after 2.30pm, the all-clear was given and the station reopened and services resumed.