UPDATE @ 8.15pm: Road diversions still in place in Naas as bomb squad deals with suspect device

Traffic chaos

Laura Coates

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UPDATE @ 8.15pm: Road diversions still in place in Naas as bomb squad deals with suspect device

The scene at the Bundle of Sticks roundabout in Naas earlier this evening

The army bomb squad operation is still ongoing near the Bundle of Sticks roundabout at the outskirts of Naas.

The Defence Forces' Explosive Ordnance Disposal service has been in situ since approximately 4.30pm this afternoon, in a joint operation with An Garda Siochana.

A suspect device was discovered in a vehicle in the vicinity.

Traffic has been backed up on the south side of Naas all evening.

Social media users on the Leinster Leader's Facebook page have reported delays of two hours trying to clear the area. One man commented that he spent two hours trying to get out of the M7 business park.

Another worker travelling from Sallins to Wexford spent an hour and a half trying to get to Naas, and is expected to arrive home at 9.30pm tonight rather than 7pm.