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# alert - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Interpol warns that Irish food delivery services are being used to transport drugs during Covid-19 crisis

Earlier this month, gardaí recovered eight kilos of cocaine as well as two handguns hidden in pizza boxes.

# alert - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Storm Lorenzo: Emergency group chair says we don't need to stock up on bread and bottled water

Lorenzo is expected to hit Ireland tomorrow evening.

# alert - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Flight from Paris to Beijing turns back after terror false alarm

A man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident.

# alert - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska

The quake struck at 9.31am Irish time.

# alert - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'Nobody knew what to do': A false incoming missile alert caused a lot of panic in Hawaii

Residents and tourists alike remained rattled after the mistaken alert was blasted out to cellphones across the islands.

# alert - Monday 15 January, 2018

Worker responsible for Hawaii's mistaken missile panic 'reassigned to other duties'

A mass panic was caused on Saturday after a statewide alert was issued telling citizens to seek immediate cover.

# alert - Sunday 7 January, 2018

This Young Scientist project is almost ready for this week's competition

Alzheimer’s Alert aims to help track the movement of people with the disease.

# alert - Friday 29 September, 2017

Germany on alert after blackmailer threatens to poison food

To press the demand, the blackmailer poisoned five baby food products.

# alert - Monday 18 September, 2017

Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday’s explosion.

# alert - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Status yellow rainfall warning issued for four counties

Showers are expected to spread this afternoon, turning heavy with a risk of thunder.

# alert - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam

A link in the message might contain malware.

# alert - Monday 27 June, 2016

Wave of hate crime and racist incidents following Brexit result

Signs stating “Leave the EU, no more Polish vermin” have been posted through letter boxes.

# alert - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Fake 'suicide belt' containing biscuits and salt found on Brussels suspect

A man with psychiatric problems was arrested.

# alert - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

No reports of Irish injured in Brussels attacks

Irish people travelling to Belgium have been told to exercise caution.

# alert - Monday 7 March, 2016

Suspicious object near Belfast primary school declared a hoax

The alert comes after a bomb attack on a prison officer at the weekend.

# alert - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Staff at Paris airport angry after finding fake bombs ordered by American embassy

The exercise was called “irresponsible”.

# alert - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Missing person alert for mother and her one-week-old baby

The 23-year-old and her infant daughter have been missing since last Friday.

# alert - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Weather warnings: Another rainfall alert - and motorists urged to beware of black ice

Temperatures are set to dip over coming nights – which will lead to icy roads in some areas.

# alert - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Armed hostage situation in northern French town

The incident is ongoing in the town of Roubaix.

# alert - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Thieves hit children's hospital THIRTEEN TIMES for toys, games and bed buzzers

The incidents happened between January of 2014 and June of this year.

# alert - Friday 2 October, 2015

Teenage girl escaped from man who accosted her on way to school

The 15-year-old was listening to music on her headphones when approached.

# alert - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Thieves stole a potentially lethal chemical from a Dublin vet

The euthatal was taken last week.

# alert - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Could a plane really be hijacked over its own Wi-Fi?

The FBI have told airlines in the US to watch for signs their planes are being hacked – by people logged onto any onboard internet service.

# alert - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Hundreds of toys were pulled from shelves because they were dangerous

Most of the products originated in China.

# alert - Thursday 5 March, 2015

"There's going to be an incident so massive, it'll make everyone rethink their security online"

With more smart devices trying to become mainstream, the only way we’ll learn how to protect them is when a major incident occurs.

# alert - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo offices are still surrounded by tributes to slain journalists

A policewoman and four people were killed in a hostage drama at a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago.

# alert - Monday 8 September, 2014

Luton airport terminal to reopen after controlled explosion on 'suspicious item'

Latest: Police have performed a controlled explosion.

# alert - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Missing boy latest: Police issue European arrest warrant for parents

Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken from hospital by his father, Brett King. He is now believed to be with his family in Spain.

# alert - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Iceland volcano hit by most powerful earthquake since tremors began

There is currently an orange alert in place indicating an increased potential of an eruption.

# alert - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Drinking water alert issued in Clare by HSE, county council

Notice has been issued for customers of the Kildysart and Coolmeen public water supplies.

# alert - Saturday 7 June, 2014

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.

# alert - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

# alert - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Connected cars expected to arrive on European roads in 2015

The EC has confirmed that guidelines for connected cars, which will alert drivers to traffic jams and accidents, have been adopted and issued.

# alert - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

250 call-outs for the bomb squad this year, slight reduction in viable devices

The latest alert happened yesterday, at a house in Tallaght.

# alert - Monday 25 November, 2013

Masked men hijacked car that exploded in Belfast

Streets are closed as PSNI officers inspect a suspect car.

# alert - Saturday 12 October, 2013

At least four killed as massive cyclone hits India coast

With gusts of up to 240 kilometres per hour, the cyclone may be the most powerful to hit the area since 1999, when more than 8,000 people were killed.

# alert - Monday 26 August, 2013

Bomb disposal team deployed to area of south Dublin

A Defence Forces spokesperson confirmed that there is concern over a possible chemical substance in the Churchtown area.

# alert - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.

# alert - Friday 2 August, 2013

Worldwide travel alert issued for US citizens over 'unspecified Al Qaeda threat'

Earlier the State Department announced it would be closing an unspecified number of embassies around the world this Sunday as a precautionary step.

# alert - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Tell us, what's your top fatigue-busting road safety tip?

Share and discuss your tried and tested long-distance driving tips.

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