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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Smoke

Last year
# rollies
Revenue officers seize 2.5 tonnes of illegal tobacco in Meath
The 2,500 kilogrammes had a retail value of over €1.7 million.
All time
# diverted
London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight rerouted to Boston after reports of smoke in the cabin
‘Everyone could smell the smoke’ said one passenger who took to social media following the incident.
# curragha
Firefighters thank quick-acting passers-by for saving man as blaze guts home in Co Meath
A man was rescued from his home by firefighters.
# forecast
Storm Ernesto is on the way - and will bring some Californian wildfire smoke with it
The smoke is visible on satellite imagery.
# East Wall
Thieves escape empty-handed after setting off smoke alarm during McDonald's break-in
Smoke from the electric saw used by the two suspects to try to open the safe set off the alarm.
# smelly
'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country
Many of the complaints related to the burning of rubbish by their neighbours.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Firefighters respond to fire above Lush on Henry Street
Five units of the fire brigade are responding to reports of smoke coming from the premises.
# Lights out
"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside
Two business owners told us why they’ve done it.
# North Dublin
Passengers evacuated from train in Dublin after fire breaks out in engine
Passengers were evacuated from a train at Clongriffin station this morning on the 9.40 Drogheda to Pearse train.
# Smoke
Firefighter rushed to hospital after breathing equipment failure
The woman was treated for smoke inhalation and has since been released from hospital.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you charge your phone by your bed overnight?
Dublin Fire Brigade was called to a house after a charger went up in flames.
# Eurostar
A lorry fire in the Channel Tunnel has caused travel chaos
It has almost been brought under control.
# All Clear
Shoppers evacuated from Clerys department store after reports of smoke
No fire was found in the building and shoppers have been allowed back in now.
Opinion: Preparing for a smoke-free new year? Follow these tips for ditching tobacco
Stopping smoking is likely to give you a better quality of life, peace of mind and add years to your life.
# Grafton Street
Dublin Fire Brigade called to BT2 after reports of smoke coming from the roof
Four units of the fire brigade attended the scene this afternoon.
# we didn't smoke it
What did RTÉ do with the lump of hash they ordered on Prime Time?
Richard Downes ordered drugs in a murky corner of the internet as part of a report shown last night.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes?
South Korea wants to bring in an 80 per cent hike, and James Reilly has said a pack of 20 should cost €20. What do you think?
# kaboom
A 'build-up of gas' caused this morning's manhole explosion in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade think they know what happened in the dramatic incident.
# kaboom
Watch: Manhole cover explodes on busy Dublin street close to Leinster House
Eyewitnesses said thick, green, foul-smelling smoke was seen pouring from the grate.
# Letter from Brazil
'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'
Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.
# Fire
Woman and three children treated for smoke inhalation after arson attack
Police received a call-out late last night, after it was reported the front door of the woman’s house had been set on fire.
# clapped out
China plans to take a lot of old bangers off the road this year
Up to six million, in fact. It’s in a bid to tackle the country’s “extremely grim” environmental situation.
# health risks
EPA finds no long-term health impacts from Ballymount recycling plant fire
The Oxigen recycling plant in Ballymount, Dublin burned for over a week in January.
# Tobacco
Heart attacks fell by more than 10 per cent after the workplace smoking ban
This Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the ban’s implementation.
# Cigarettes
Revenue seizes 110kg of roll-your-own tobacco
An Irish male in his thirties was questioned and a file is being prepared for prosecution.
Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes
Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.
# Catch up
Some parcel delivery disruption as An Post depot remains closed
The fire at the Oxigen recycling plant forced the main parcel depot to close yesterday as a result of heavy smoke.
# Health
Department of Health hopes to regulate e-cigarettes this year
After concerns in the US over children being poisoned by the liquid inside, the Department says it will be bringing forward regulations in 2014.
# Indonesia
Volcano kills 5, 'shoots smoke and ash 2,000m into the air'
A 5.0 earthquake hit 188km northwest of Indonesia, the US Geological Survey also said.
# Dublin
Fire at decomissioned chemical factory in Swords
The factory is located on Watery Lane in Swords, Dublin.
# Pollution
State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog
A smoky haze blamed on Indonesian forest fires has triggered one of the country’s worst pollution levels in years.
# e-cigarettes
Reilly not convinced that electronic cigarettes are safe, orders review
The Health Minister says that he does not like the idea that the smokeless cigarettes are being promoted and sold on planes.
# Arson
Woman taken to hospital after attempt to save puppy from burning van
The three-month-old dog dies as a result of the fire and police are appealing for information.
# Cancer
Women who smoke 'at greater risk of HPV infection'
Women with a high level of nicotine metabolite in their urine were at a higher risk of acquiring HPV as well as developing high-grade cervical pre-cancer compared to non-smokers.
Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'
On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.
# Smoke
Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre
This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.
# New Zealand
Second New Zealand volcano 'burps' after eruption
The threatened eruption comes just days after a long-dorman mountain erupted.
# US
Major Chevron refinery fire forces San Francisco Bay residents indoors
One refinery worker sustained minor injuries after fire broke out at Chevron plant in Richmond yesterday evening.
# Fossil Fuel
Smoky coal ban extended, will 'clear air and bring fewer deaths'
The ban is being extended to all of Dublin County, as well as seven provincial towns.
# drop it like it's hot
Snoop Dogg detained in Norway with marijuana and cash
The rapper was on his way to a music festival when he was stopped by customs officials.