Customers were told to leave the building, but were able to return shortly afterwards
Hundreds of customers in IKEA Dublin were evacuated from the premises on Sunday amid reports of a technical problem with the building.
A number of customers took to social media to report that the building was being evacuated, with some stating that there was a smell of burning or smoke in the air.
Just been evacuated from IKEA due to 'technical difficulties on the premises'. Smell of burning in the air pic.twitter.com/T3lM9hLyct— Lauren Murphy (@laurenmurphy_) 24 July 2016
Mass evacuation of IKEA Ballymun-'technical difficulties', traffic chaos!— Anna Bale (@Balers) 24 July 2016
Just been evacuated from IKEA....... 👀 there's a smell of burning 😳 pic.twitter.com/jzJpeWolVR— Steve Garrigan (@SteveKodaline) 24 July 2016
Ikea Dublin evacuated this afternoon! Lucky escape - I hadn't bought anything yet! pic.twitter.com/8MHrBngVk6— Martin Minnock (@MartinMinnock) 24 July 2016
Shoppers were allowed back into the building shortly afterwards, after an announcement stated that they would be re-opening the doors, in what appeared to be a false alarm.