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Sunday 23 July 2017

Hundreds evacuated from European Financial Forum at Dublin Castle due to fire alarm

European Financial Forum attendees evacuated from building
European Financial Forum attendees evacuated from building

Colm Kelpie and Nicola Anderson

The European Financial Forum in Dublin was evacuated this morning due to a fire alarm.

The event is being held at Dublin Castle and is set to be attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Hundreds of attendees were evacuated briefly from the building shortly after 9am.

Attendees returned to the building within 10 minutes.

It is understood the fire alarm may have been set off by somebody smoking or vaping in the bathrooms.

Organisers of a European financial forum made a plea for attendees "not to smoke or vape in the toilets" when they returned following the evacuation.

The forum, now in its second year, aims to bring together international and Irish industry leaders.

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