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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Alert

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Storm Arwen: Winds pick up speed as weather warnings to come into effect
Wind warnings have been issued for nine counties, while the parts of England and Scotland have been upgraded to a rare red warning.
Concerns raised that invasive Pacific pink salmon could pose threat to native species
It’s feared the “aggressive” fish could negatively impact native salmon and trout.
'Amber alert' issued by Eirgrid as electricity system comes under pressure to meet demand
The warning came as Eirgrid are set to close two peat-fueled power plants in the Midlands.
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.
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.
Flight from Paris to Beijing turns back after terror false alarm
A man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident.
Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska
The quake struck at 9.31am Irish time.
'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.
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.
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.
Germany on alert after blackmailer threatens to poison food
To press the demand, the blackmailer poisoned five baby food products.
Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday’s explosion.
Status yellow rainfall warning issued for four counties
Showers are expected to spread this afternoon, turning heavy with a risk of thunder.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam
A link in the message might contain malware.
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.
Fake 'suicide belt' containing biscuits and salt found on Brussels suspect
A man with psychiatric problems was arrested.
No reports of Irish injured in Brussels attacks
Irish people travelling to Belgium have been told to exercise caution.
Suspicious object near Belfast primary school declared a hoax
The alert comes after a bomb attack on a prison officer at the weekend.
Staff at Paris airport angry after finding fake bombs ordered by American embassy
The exercise was called “irresponsible”.
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.
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.
Armed hostage situation in northern French town
The incident is ongoing in the town of Roubaix.
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.
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.
Thieves stole a potentially lethal chemical from a Dublin vet
The euthatal was taken last week.
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.
Hundreds of toys were pulled from shelves because they were dangerous
Most of the products originated in China.
"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.
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.
Luton airport terminal to reopen after controlled explosion on 'suspicious item'
Latest: Police have performed a controlled explosion.
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.
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.
Drinking water alert issued in Clare by HSE, county council
Notice has been issued for customers of the Kildysart and Coolmeen public water supplies.
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.
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.
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.
250 call-outs for the bomb squad this year, slight reduction in viable devices
The latest alert happened yesterday, at a house in Tallaght.
Masked men hijacked car that exploded in Belfast
Streets are closed as PSNI officers inspect a suspect car.
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.
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.