An incident involving a flower and a firework brought Dublin city centre to a standstill yesterday.
One of the city’s busiest roads was put on lock-down after two tourists from the US, one of whom is war veteran who lost a leg in Afghanistan, spotted an item on a bench inside the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral.
It was a flower wrapped in plastic. The war veteran placed it into a nearby bin.
However, there was then an explosion inside the bin.