Gardaí confirmed t that the discovery was made shortly after 4pm.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspicious item found in Douglas.

On arrival, a cordon was established with members of an Garda Síochána and maintained for the duration of the operation.

“A device was identified and an investigation has been carried out. Due to the area in question being subject to tidal conditions the army bomb disposal team will complete disposing of the item later this evening. SOURCE ECHO LIVE