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# smoke - Friday 5 July, 2019

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.

# smoke - Thursday 23 August, 2018

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.

# smoke - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Storm Ernesto is on the way - and will bring some Californian wildfire smoke with it

The smoke is visible on satellite imagery.

# smoke - Monday 13 August, 2018

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.

# smoke - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'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.

# smoke - Thursday 18 May, 2017

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.

# smoke - Sunday 29 January, 2017

"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside

Two business owners told us why they’ve done it.

# smoke - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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 - Friday 3 July, 2015

Firefighter rushed to hospital after breathing equipment failure

The woman was treated for smoke inhalation and has since been released from hospital.

# smoke - Monday 23 February, 2015

Poll: Do you charge your phone by your bed overnight? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# smoke - Saturday 17 January, 2015

A lorry fire in the Channel Tunnel has caused travel chaos

It has almost been brought under control.

# smoke - Sunday 11 January, 2015

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.

# smoke - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

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.

# smoke - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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.

# smoke - Friday 10 October, 2014

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.

# smoke - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# smoke - Friday 25 July, 2014

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.

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.

# smoke - Thursday 3 July, 2014

'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.

# smoke - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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.

# smoke - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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.

# smoke - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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.

# smoke - Monday 24 March, 2014

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.

# smoke - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Revenue seizes 110kg of roll-your-own tobacco

An Irish male in his thirties was questioned and a file is being prepared for prosecution.

# smoke - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

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.

# smoke - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

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.

# smoke - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

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.

# smoke - Saturday 10 August, 2013

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.

# smoke - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Fire at decomissioned chemical factory in Swords

The factory is located on Watery Lane in Swords, Dublin.

# smoke - Monday 24 June, 2013

State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog Pollution This post contains images

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.

# smoke - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

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.

# smoke - Monday 13 May, 2013

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.

# smoke - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

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.

# smoke - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

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 - Friday 26 October, 2012

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.

# smoke - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Second New Zealand volcano 'burps' after eruption

The threatened eruption comes just days after a long-dorman mountain erupted.

# smoke - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Major Chevron refinery fire forces San Francisco Bay residents indoors US This post contains videos

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.

# smoke - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

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.

# smoke - Thursday 28 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Snoop Dogg detained in Norway with marijuana and cash Drop It Like It's Hot This post contains videos

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.

# smoke - Monday 11 June, 2012

Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air

TCD researchers have established a link between serious autoimmune diseases and the exposure to nanoparticles found in polluted air and smoke.

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