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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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2022
# Windy
Met Éireann issues orange warning for Donegal with strong winds expected in all counties
‘Phenomenal waves’ are forecast in some areas.
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# clean up
Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
ESB Networks said it is continuing to restore power to as many customers as possible tonight, but many will be without supply overnight.
Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.
Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed
ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
Voices
Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'
Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.
# clean up
Wales 'sent clips' to World Rugby over scrummaging errors ahead of Ireland showdown
Wayne Pivac’s side conceded three scrum penalties in their win over Italy.
# Illegal dumping
'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland
Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.
# dog mess
Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.
# Baltinglass
Photos: Litter-picking turf-war at Blessington Lakes leaves locals frustrated
Wicklow County Council refuses to pick up rubbish collected by locals from ESB land around Blessington Lakes.
# Inner city
Church of Scientology cleaning up needles on Dublin's Sheriff Street
The church has said it was welcomed by locals when volunteers visited recently to plant flowers.
# think don't tag
Anti-graffiti campaign tells kids not to 'damage their futures by damaging property'
Dublin City Council is launching a new campaign – aimed at school children – to highlight that tagging is not cool… and illegal.
# clean up
The Irish fans didn't stop the party even when cleaning up after themselves
Clean up you boys in green.
# FIFA
The clear-out continues as Fifa sacks secretary general
Jerome Valcke has been dismissed with immediate effect following allegations of corruption.
# TechKnowHow
This is how you can block those annoying Candy Crush invites on Facebook
And anything else that happens to annoy you.
# TechKnowHow
Smartphone getting a little dirty? Here's how to clean it the right way
Without damaging it, of course.
# beneath the waves
Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...
Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.
# minty fresh
Limerick has just given itself a deep clean
Paul O’Connell led the charge as the county gave itself a Good Friday makeover.
# lot of cleaning
Behind the doors of Ireland's hoarders: 'We had to take the door off to get in'
‘There was one house where the man who lived there would collect the neighbours rubbish and bring it into his house.’
# Forensic cleaning
Complaining about your job? These guys clean up after murder scenes and drug dens
‘Most people say thank you so much for a brilliant job – but we hope we never see you again.’
# flytipping
Rubbish dumping still a problem around the last remaining flats in Ballymun
They are set for demolition in June of this year.
# Vroom
GoPro hoovering is surprisingly mesmerising
Bye bye crisps.
# clean up
Need an easier way to free up space on your Mac? Give this a shot
Should you find other similar tools for Mac a little too advanced, Disk App’s minimalist design could be better suited to your needs.
# clean up
Microsoft begins cleaning up the Windows store by removing 1,500 fake apps from it
The company promises to remove more apps which mislead users and crack down on fake and scam apps.
# clean up
How to speed up your computer without spending a cent
Because we can’t all be spending hundreds on new hard drives and laptops.
# alive alive no
Someone vandalised Molly Malone's cleavage...
Molly had only made her comeback in Dublin’s city centre last Friday.
# parklife
Toxic dump in Cork to be turned into park
The East Tip at Haulbowline will get a €40 million clean up.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts
Political hopefuls call for better public spaces, clean streets, motherhood and apple pie – but many are happy to leave their campaigning rubbish about.
# spring clean
9 telltale signs you've been putting off the cleaning for too long
Someone’s got to do it.
# preserve us
Technology saving major works in National Gallery
Priceless art collection preserved for future through latest conservation methods.
# clean up
Local authorities will outline priorities for storm repair funding
The response to the storms will first be assessed by local authorities before a preliminary report is then brought to Government next week.
# storm watch
Just a handful of homes still offline after storm, but UK dealing with severe flooding and power cuts
ESB crews have been out overnight reconnecting customers. In the UK — there’s tens of thousands without power, and three severe flood warnings remain in place.
# Edit
Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there
Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.
# clean up
Creating culture amidst the rubbish in Temple Bar's lanes
How the Icon Factory is battling waste. Also – can Temple Bar’s lanes be reclaimed? A new project aims to do just that.
# Donegal
Major clean-up underway at flooded Letterkenny hospital
The Emergency Department remains closed and patients are being diverted to two other hospitals.
# Litter
Local authorities given €900k to clean up graffiti and litter
Phil Hogan also published a report that showed the number of areas deemed to be litter-free in 2012 is at the highest levels ever achieved.
# Sandy
Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill
Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.
# Floods
Cork councils to receive €700,000 for flood clean-up
Three councils will receive the funding to help clean up the city and county after last month’s flooding.
# Floods
Mud and more mud: Flood clean-up begins (Pics)
Water has been pumped from many of the areas affected by today’s flooding, leaving in its wake mud, debris and damaged businesses.
# haulbowline
Threats of EU fine prompts clean-up of toxic Cork dump
The dump at the former Irish Steel plant at Haulbowline Island – featuring toxic waste – is to be cleaned up by 2014.
# London riots
Police probe: No evidence that Mark Duggan fired at officers
Ballistic tests indicate that a handgun found at the scene of Duggan’s death had NOT been fired.
# London riots
BlackBerry website hacked by anti-police 'hacktivist' group
BlackBerry’s manufacturer said it would allow police to access BlackBerry Messenger posts – and got hacked in return.
# London riots
London mayor Johnson brandishes a broom on the streets of the city
The mayor was heckled as he visited the Clapham Junction area. Meanwhile shops and businesses across London have stayed closed or shut early this afternoon.