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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# false alarm

All time
# nui galway
Gardaí called to student accommodation in Galway over false alarm
Armed gardaí responded to reports of a possible firearm.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
# ballistic missiles
'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.
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Message warning people about 'ballistic missile threat' in Hawaii was sent in error
People were told to “seek immediate shelter”.
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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Garth Brooks says he has no plans to play Cork
Sorry guys.
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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.
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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.
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Dog thinks owner is drowning, jumps in to save the day
Fortunately everything was fine.
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Belfast 'Ebola' patient tests negative
The person is still being treated for malaria.
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There is a brand of pregnancy test that may be giving false positives
Uh oh….
# bless us and don't save us
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.
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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.
# Weather
White Christmas? Snow reported in parts of Ireland today
But it doesn’t appear to be sticking…
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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.
# Rescue
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.
# Dublin
Israeli embassy security incident in Dublin confirmed as false alarm
A suspicious package was discovered at the premises earlier today, prompting an evacuation.
# Missing
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
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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.
# Ballsbridge
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”.
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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.
LIVE
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.