Tuesday 20 August 2019

TDs and staff evacuated from part of Leinster House

Leinster House (Stock picture)
Leinster House (Stock picture)
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

POLITICIANS and staff had to vacate a part of Leinster House after an alarm was triggered this morning.

Committee meetings were halted and the LH2000 building was emptied while the reason for the alarm was investigated.

TDs, Senators and staff were told to assemble on Merrion Lawn.

The evacuation last about 15 minutes before the alarm stopped and people were allowed return to work.

An Oireachtas spokesperson said that a fire alarm was activated due to a "technical fault" and that "in accordance with procedures" LH2000 was cleared.

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