Gardai in Dublin are investigating the circumstances surrounding a bomb scare in the city centre last night.
More than two thousand people were evacuated when a suspect device was discovered at a hotel.
At a quarter past eleven last night Gardai at Store Street were alerted to the discovery of a suspect device at the Clifton Court Hotel on Eden Quay in the city centre.
The area was immediately sealed off and the hotel and bar were evacuated as were those living in the vicinity.
The Army Bomb Disposal Unit was called in and a controlled explosion was carried out.
Gardai have said further tests will be carried out on the device this morning.
The area was re-opened at around 1am.
No arrests were made and Gardai have also said investigations are ongoing.
They have appealed to anyone with any information in connection with this incident to contact them at Store Street.