Irish security officials say the Israeli Embassy in Dublin has been evacuated because of a suspicious parcel that turned out to be a false alarm.

Police erected a modest security cordon around the embassy during Tuesday's alert but declared it a false alarm two hours later. Army bomb disposal experts inspected the parcel inside the building and say they found nothing dangerous.

Israel's seven-story embassy in the Irish capital sits at a busy crossroads in Ballsbridge, an upper-class district that is home to dozens of embassies, including the nearby U.S. one.

The Israeli office attracts regular protests by pro-Palestinian activists and also suffers occasional security alerts, but these typically turn out to be false alarms or malicious hoaxes.