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# false-alarm - Friday 2 October, 2020

Gardaí called to student accommodation in Galway over false alarm

Armed gardaí responded to reports of a possible firearm.

# false-alarm - Sunday 7 October, 2018

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.

# false-alarm - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

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.

# false-alarm - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'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.

# false-alarm - Monday 15 January, 2018

'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.

# false-alarm - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Message warning people about 'ballistic missile threat' in Hawaii was sent in error

People were told to “seek immediate shelter”.

# false-alarm - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'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.

# false-alarm - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

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.

# false-alarm - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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.

# false-alarm - Friday 29 July, 2016

From The42 'Journalist = parrots': Pogba to United deal still isn't done, says Mino Raiola False Alarm

'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.

# false-alarm - Thursday 28 July, 2016

# false-alarm - Sunday 27 March, 2016

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.

# false-alarm - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

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.

# false-alarm - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Dog thinks owner is drowning, jumps in to save the day False Alarm

Dog thinks owner is drowning, jumps in to save the day

Fortunately everything was fine.

# false-alarm - Monday 10 November, 2014

Belfast 'Ebola' patient tests negative

The person is still being treated for malaria.

# false-alarm - Thursday 7 August, 2014

# false-alarm - Friday 18 July, 2014

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.

# false-alarm - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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.

# false-alarm - Sunday 22 December, 2013

White Christmas? Snow reported in parts of Ireland today Weather This post contains images

White Christmas? Snow reported in parts of Ireland today

But it doesn’t appear to be sticking…

# false-alarm - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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.

# false-alarm - Friday 19 July, 2013

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.

# false-alarm - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Israeli embassy security incident in Dublin confirmed as false alarm

A suspicious package was discovered at the premises earlier today, prompting an evacuation.

# false-alarm - Thursday 10 May, 2012

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.

# false-alarm - Monday 16 April, 2012

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.

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.

# false-alarm - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

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”.

# false-alarm - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Suspect device found at Guinness Storehouse a 'false alarm' False Alarm This post contains images

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.

# false-alarm - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From The Daily Edge Hysteria at department store over man armed with .... an umbrella False Alarm This post contains images

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.