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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# false alarm

All time
Gardaí called to student accommodation in Galway over false alarm
Armed gardaí responded to reports of a possible firearm.
Belfast to Liverpool ferry evacuated amid fears of 'device' on board
The PSNI carried out a search of the ferry and said no device was found.
Transatlantic jet makes emergency landing in Dublin due to engine fire warning
It’s now understood the a mechanical issue caused the alarm to go off.
'Nobody knew what to do': A false incoming missile alert caused a lot of panic in Hawaii
Residents and tourists alike remained rattled after the mistaken alert was blasted out to cellphones across the islands.
'An epic failure': Fallout continues after pushing of 'wrong button' causes mass panic in Hawaii
People received notices to their phones that a ballistic missile attack was imminent just after 8am local time.
Message warning people about 'ballistic missile threat' in Hawaii was sent in error
People were told to “seek immediate shelter”.
'This can delay the response to a genuine emergency': Alarm raised after red distress flare fired in Howth
A spokesperson for Howth Coast Guard said the flare was fired from a boat moored in the harbour.
Computer glitch sees Cork people's phones flooded with, well, flood alerts
One user reported getting nearly 250 alerts over the course of this afternoon.
Flashmob organised by German women spreads terror panic in Spain
Five women have been arrested for organising the event in a town in northern Spain.
'Journalist = parrots': Pogba to United deal still isn't done, says Mino Raiola
The transfer saga appeared to come to an end today – but it’s not done yet.
Garth Brooks says he has no plans to play Cork
Sorry guys.
Man taken off plane after woman says she saw 'IS-related' messages on his phone is released
The Iraqi man had been removed from the flight after another passenger suspected him to be a terrorist.
Lots of gardaí turned up for a protest that never happened outside Leinster House today
Last week’s clashes between protesters and gardaí meant they weren’t taking any chances this week.
Dog thinks owner is drowning, jumps in to save the day
Fortunately everything was fine.
Belfast 'Ebola' patient tests negative
The person is still being treated for malaria.
There is a brand of pregnancy test that may be giving false positives
Uh oh….
Coast Guard responds to 'help' calls on Carrauntoohil... it was just someone praying loudly
A mountain guide thought he heard screams for help. They weren’t.
Dummy grenade sparks bomb scare close to Heuston Station
The device contained no explosive content, and was similar to the kind used in military drills.
White Christmas? Snow reported in parts of Ireland today
But it doesn’t appear to be sticking…
Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 evacuated after fire alert
A smoke alarm was triggered at a café, and a section of the facility was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Two hour search for swimmer in Wexford proves to be a false alarm
The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI began a search after someone on Curracloe Beach spotted a swimmer in difficulty just after 5pm.
Israeli embassy security incident in Dublin confirmed as false alarm
A suspicious package was discovered at the premises earlier today, prompting an evacuation.
Updated: Woman arrested after search for ‘missing baby’ called off
The 37-year-old woman is being held in Belfast on suspicion of wasting police time.
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All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
Mobile phone mistake leads to plane's emergency landing in Dublin [updated]
A mobile phone with a faulty battery port was left in a bathroom cubicle – causing enough suspicion to see the flight grounded.
Suspicious object at Israeli embassy 'false alarm' - bomb squad
The army bomb disposal squad was called to the scene this morning but have said that the suspicious object was “harmless”.
Suspect device found at Guinness Storehouse a 'false alarm'
A suspicious device was found at one of Dublin’s premier tourist attractions this afternoon – but was declared a false alarm by the Army Bomb Disposal Unit.
Hysteria at department store over man armed with .... an umbrella
A mall near Boston was evacuated over reports that man was carrying a rifle. He wasn’t.