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Stand down! That 'air raid siren' heard across Dublin was not the nuclear holocaust

Come out from under those desks.

Image: Shutterstock/Gunter Nezhoda

RELAX. THERE IS no reason to believe that Dublin is about to be attacked in an air raid. There’s no sign of a nuclear meltdown either.

A loud siren heard all across the Dublin bay area had a lot of Dubliners spooked this morning, and some wondering if the end was nigh.

But, thankfully, it wasn’t the beginnings of World War III but just a drill at Dublin Port.

Dublin Port have confirmed that the siren was part of a Poolbeg evacuation drill.


That news is sure to be a relief to all these people who feared for their lives when they heard it going off.

It’s okay, we can all come out now.

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Rónán Duffy

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