Did A Car Bomber Really “Blow Himself Up” After Forgetting The Clocks Went Forward?

The Irish Mirror is reporting the device placed on a vehicle in Dublin may have exploded prematurely.

2. A man was seen leaving the scene on Long Lane at around 11pm “dripping in blood”.


An army bomb disposal team was called to the incident and the area remained cordoned off on Monday.

3. Today the Irish Mirror has claimed the alleged bomber may have been caught up in the blast after forgetting the clocks went forward at the weekend.

The paper quotes a source as saying: “It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong.

“It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon.”

5. “If anyone had been in the car or walking near it at the time then they would have been killed.”


It is reported high-grade explosives were placed on a Volvo parked next to the former Meath Hospital.

8. Superintendent Dave Taylor of the Garda said:


It was a very extensive explosion and it was a very frightening experience for the people on Long Lane.

It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.

We are investigating all the circumstances surrounding that at the moment. It’s very early in the investigation to determine the reason behind it.

10. A Garda spokesman also told BuzzFeed there were no new updates on the investigation and inquiries were ongoing.


He added the force would never release information such as what may have caused the device to allegedly detonate prematurely.

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