Investigators believe improvised explosive device caused blast at Dublin homeless hostel

Investigators believe that the blast which killed a man at the homeless shelter in Dublin city centre yesterday was caused by an improvised explosive device.

Gardaí are expected to launch a full criminal investigation today as further forensic tests of the scene are carried out.

The explosion occurred at a room at the Depaul Supported Temporary Accommodation centre on Little Britain Street at about 3.15pm on Thursday.

Army bomb disposal technicians, using a robot, carried out a controlled explosion following the initial blast at the centre, the Defence Forces have confirmed.

Read more: Irish Times