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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

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# wildlife
Elderly Australian man killed by kangaroo he may have kept as a pet
This is the first fatal kangaroo attack since a man died trying to save his dogs from a kangaroo in 1936.
# suffocation
Dunnes Stores issues recall of children's pyjamas due to safety risk
These products pose a risk of cuts and suffocation.
# danger
Health products regulator warns against unauthorised 'self-tanning' substance
The HPRA said that social media has had a huge role at popularising the product.
# Google
Fitbit recalls one million Ionic watches after burn injuries
Fitbit received 115 reports of the battery overheating in the US, with 78 reports of burn injuries.
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# danger
'He could have been blinded' - Father of young fan warns of pyrotechnic dangers
Paramedics at Oakwell treated the seven-year-old for his injuries.
# danger
‘Does he want to kill us?’ – Mick Schumacher's anger at team-mate
Nikita Mazepin is under fire for his performance in Baku.
# Donegal
Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal
The man had fled from gardaí after they tried to pull him over.
# danger
'All of us have families who worry about us' - Real Madrid unhappy after snow chaos
The dreadful weather conditions meant travel links were disrupted and they were unable to return to the capital either after the game or on Sunday.
# danger
Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession
The experienced 400m sprinter missed out narrowly on reaching the 2012 and 2016 Games.
# Warnings
Met Éireann issues yellow or orange weather warnings to 25 counties as thunderstorms expected
The warnings have been issued to 25 counties
# Focus Area
Latest horror injury at the breakdown a timely reminder for World Rugby
The Highlanders’ James Lentjes suffered a nasty ankle fracture and dislocation last weekend.
# Australia
'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in
Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.
# Troubles
Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large
Patience appears to have run out among their rival clubs in England.
# big move back
Feared potential Katie Taylor foe could instead face Kellie Harrington at Tokyo Olympics
IBF World super-featherweight champion Maiva Hamadouche has stated her intention to compete at Tokyo 2020.
# Showdown
Spying, Connect 4, Vunipolas and kicks - Ireland and England prep for a rugby war
Ireland are keen to avoid looking towards the World Cup before a big game in Dublin on 2 February.
# danger
'A matter of urgency': Minister promises to take action on dangerous quad bike and scrambler use
Sinn Fein want to give gardaí the power to seize and detain quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles when being used unlawfully.
# danger
Woman injured after being struck by wayward shot at Alfred Dunhill Links
Tyrrell Hatton was visibly distressed as paramedics treated the spectator.
# danger
'They're not normal lakes or rivers': ESB warns people against swimming in reservoirs
They said unusual flows of water and uneven ground can lead to dangers for swimmers.
# warning
Forensic scientists identified 27 new recreational drugs in Ireland last year
Scientists have said some of the new synthetic drugs are 100 times more toxic than regular substances
# Ennis District Court
Lecturer charged with the criminal damage of US navy aircraft at Shannon
A second man was also accused of causing damage to the aircraft.
# Extreme Weather
Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties
Conditions will ease as the day goes on but drivers are being warned that surface water may be an issue on the roads.
# warning
Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on
The UN has warned about the risk to citizens in the battle-torn city.
# all out war
Professional man flees country in fear of Kinahan gang
The man was told by gardai he was a target – and then reported being shot at near his home.
# warning
Garda couple told to quit gym over threat to their safety
The married couple were warned that they may be targeted at their own home.
# Dublin
Firefighters warn of the dangers of leaving candles unattended
“Candles can get the heart racing, sometimes for the wrong reason … “
# war zone
War tourism in Afghanistan: Once-in-a-lifetime adventure or needless risk?
Over 20,000 people visited the Afghan city of Kabul last year.
# danger
Bullets suspected in Olympic bus attack
A Belarus journalist suffered a cut hand in the incident, near Rio de Janeiro’s notorious City of God favela.
# Lucky Escape
Dublin bike ends up under taxi in city centre collision
The cyclist was thrown clear from the collision but still received injuries to their leg.
# Morality
'Pigs with human brains': Controversial research could be funded in US
A moratorium had been placed on this type of treatment a year ago and it has recently been lifted.
# breaking free
Nine children wounded after inflatable slide breaks free in the UK
None of the children’s injuries have been described as serious.
# sitting up front
Who are the people riding Dublin's rickshaws?
The pedal-powered cabs have faced calls for increased regulation.
# Sussex
Group rescued from rough seas in the UK after paddling out in search of Pokémon
“Catching a pocket fictional creature is not worth losing your life over.”
# water safety
'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss
Irish Water Safety are calling on the public to take greater care when swimming.
# danger
Ikea recalls stair gate after a number of children suffer falls
The company said the locking mechanism is not reliable and poses a risk to small children.
# greek visit
The Pope has taken in three refugee families
“The pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees,” the Vatican said.
# Trauma
Irish Rail drivers received no support as families question them at suicide inquests
That’s according to a report carried out by the Railway Accident Investigation Unit.
# Tallaght
Armed robbery at children's play centre leaves staff member injured
The incident happened in south Dublin at around 6pm yesterday evening.
# telling a whopper
Prank caller tricks worker into smashing Burger King window to let gas out
The person claimed to be from the local fire department.
# danger
Customers waiting since November for fire-risk tumble dryers to be fixed
A number of tumble dryer owners were warned last year that their appliances could pose a fire hazard.
# Gang warfare
Decapitated head found outside a café in central Amsterdam
It is believed the killing has come as part of gang warfare.