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Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

The airport was evacuated briefly this morning but the public and passengers have now been allowed to return to the building.

File photo of Shannon Airport
File photo of Shannon Airport
Image: Sean MacEntee via Creative Commons/Flickr

PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN allowed to return to Shannon Airport after a brief evacuation this morning.

An unspecified emergency provoked officials at the airport to evacuate passengers at about 7.40am, a spokesperson told

A spokesperson for the airport said passengers and the public had been evacuated after a ‘break glass’ alarm in an operational area was broken, sparking an alarm. It is believed to have been an accident.

Passengers and the public were able to re-enter the building at 8.10am.

No flights have been affected by the incident.

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