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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# rogue traders
Gardaí warn elderly people to be vigilant of rogue traders operating this Christmas period
Gardaí have given a number of tips on how to keep safe.
# be careful
Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'vishing' scammers pretending to be from the bank
“Vishing doesn’t indicate a data breach or account compromise”, the bank said.
# be careful
More common than you think: The potentially fatal consequences of swallowing a toothpick
A compilation of doctors’ reports on such instances make up a cautionary tale in the latest BMJ Case Reports.
# be careful
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it
There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.
# normal beehaviour
A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today
The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has received a few sightings of huge swarms of bees this week.
# be careful
National Lottery issues warning over 'Euromillions scam'
A spokeswoman said that a mystery phone caller offering free plays has no affiliation to the National Lottery.
# be careful
E-coli outbreak in Dublin's Blackrock and Seapoint
An investigation into the outbreak has been launched.
# Careful Now
Location apps could save your life if you get into trouble on a Christmas walk
The Coast Guard is asking people to use apps on their phone to provide them with specific GPS coordinates.
# be careful
A lone hacker is earning up to €91,000 per month just by sending emails
And he may not even have great computer skills.
# be careful
This is 'possibly the most difficult Base jump ever'
A man in a wingsuit flies through a hole six-feet wide.
# someone's gonna get hurt
Over 200 'bounce injuries' last summer with patients aged from two to 53
Adults are being warned not to try out their bouncing skills after consuming alcohol.
# what is on your face
Rat poo, arsenic and urine found in fake beauty products
Online shopping is leading to an increase in the production and sale of fake goods.
# cop on
Parents put toddlers at risk at Howth pier with high waves breaking over walls
The Coast Guard has warned of the dangers of these high waves, which can take people off their feet and wash them into the water.
# Frozen
There's ANOTHER weather warning in place, this time for snow
The ice, frost and fog isn’t going anywhere in a hurry.
# Brrrr
Your Pictures: Gorgeous snow blankets country but motorists face meltdown
It may look lovely out there…but it’s also extremely dangerous.
# be careful
Five car collision on M7 between Naas and Newbridge
Drivers are warned to take care.
# Happy ending
Money returned to elderly woman who was conned out of savings
Four men, posing as roof repair men, told Kathleen Byrne she needed repair work done on her roof.
# Green Line
A car and a Luas tram collided this afternoon
Gardaí say no injuries have been reported so far.
# staying safe
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has these tips for Leaving Cert students heading out tonight
The helpline is advising students to, “Let your hair down and not your guard”.
# Don't Try This At Home
Bobbing for apples, the silent danger this Halloween
“Attempting to bite the apple at force when dunking their head” can cause injuries to children according to eye doctors.
# Drugs
Grow Houses: Do you know what your tenants are doing?
John, an unsuspecting landlord in Co Galway, found that his rented house had been used to grow cannabis. Repairing the damage done cost him thousands of euros.