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Bomb threatens Queen’s visit to Ireland

A bomb has been found near Dublin as the Queen is due to arrive in Ireland for a historic visit that has been hailed as an “extraordinary moment” in the country’s history.

The Irish army was forced to make safe a viable improvised explosive device found on a bus in Co Kildare late on Monday night.

The discovery threatens to overshadow the Queen’s four-day visit, the first by a British monarch to the Republic of Ireland, although the Foreign Office has said she will still travel to Dublin on Tuesday.

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