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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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Farmers claim farm deaths are 'due to all kinds of human error and animal unpredictability'
Suggestions by Phil Hogan about withholding grant funding over farm safety have been criticised.
Do we legally have to stop and help someone in danger?
Right now, not really.
Man ends up in ICU after chugging carton of eggnog in 12 seconds
Stay away from eggnog, kids.
Young farmer attacked with hammer in fake jeep deal
The 24-year-old man sustained a broken eye-socket and cheek bone.
"There's a lot of danger out there" - young people describe homelessness
Young people are featured in a new video from the Ombudsman for Children’s office.
The Upgrade: Making your home family-friendly speaks to an expert on how best to make your home safe for a young child.
Inmates in Brazilian prison take guards hostage in latest riot
The riot was the fifth in Parana this month and the 21st this year.
Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families
So far this year 20 people have died in farming accidents.
A viable device was found in Cavan today, it has now been made safe
A number of houses had to be evacuated.
Are loom bands dangerous?
An online parenting site has raised concerns.
Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
State of emergency declared in Liberia over deadly Ebola outbreak
The deadly disease has killed around two-thirds of those affected.
Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers
This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.
Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?
And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?
Fancy sliding down Bray Head on a 90-metre slip 'n slide? Now you can
Do you have the guts to slide down the seaside slope on a li-lo at 25 kilometres per hour?
Man jumps into River Liffey to save his blind dog
Stevie is safe and recovering at home.
Viable explosive device made safe in Carrickmines
A number of nearby houses were evacuated in the area.
Man dies after falling into slurry tank on Cork farm
Attempts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.
15-year-old in court as drivers warned about spate of carjackings
A teenager will appear in court today after a taxi driver had his car hijacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.
"Shocking" lack of awareness of heart failure symptoms among Irish public
87 per cent of people surveyed mistook these symptoms for ‘normal signs of ageing”.
Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.
Two tourists injured after falling 150 feet at Howth cliffs
One of the two suffered serious injuries in the fall.
Munster's Keatley enthusiastic about facing Toulouse's 70% back three threat
The out-half explains that his province’s analysis of Saturday’s quarter-final opposition has been ongoing for seven weeks.
These 10 cities are most at risk of natural disasters
Take cover.
Irish neighbourhoods 'at risk of Harlem style gas explosion'
A contractors association warned against the dangers of illegal gas work in homes.
Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’
Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.
Sochi Bobsled crash leaves course worker with two compound leg fractures
The man has been rushed to hospital, but it remains unclear why he was in the braking zone of the Bobsled course.
Martin: There's a danger marriage will lose originality if gay marriage allowed
Despite his own views, the Archbishop of Dublin said debates on issues like this should be carried out “in a mature way”.
US health report finds cigarettes are more dangerous than ever
The report warns that smoking cigarettes can cause blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.
Legal highs stolen from Belfast shop not to be ingested, warns PSNI
Bags of Herbal Haze, China White and Dust till Dawn were stolen from a shop yesterday.
Be careful: Most accident-prone days of the year are Stephen’s Day and 27 December
Colds, minor burns and injuries from falls are the most common types of injuries and illnesses.
Driver rescued from Achill lake after car plunges in during treacherous conditions
The rescue was complicated by gale force winds, sleet and snow showers as water rapidly filled the car.
Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year
New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.
IKEA warns of lamp 'strangulation hazard' after toddler death
The company has asked customers to go back to the store or call customer service to receive a free kit to fix the cord to the wall.
Severe storm and tornadoes threaten Midwestern US states
53 million people in ten states are at significant risk for thunderstorms and tornadoes.
Satellite crashes into the Atlantic, but what about next one?
How often do satellites crash to earth and should we be worried?
Two viable pipe bombs discovered in Belfast
The two devices were discovered on the Belfast Road yesterday evening.
Getting winter ready: Councils stockpile salt in preparation for icy conditions
Following the cold snaps of 2009 and 2010, some councils said they are well prepared for the icy conditions ahead this winter.
Warning over fireworks danger - and €10,000 fine for using them illegally
Meanwhile, Greyhound is asking people to be vigilant in case their bins are targeted during the Halloween period.
FBI investigating rise in lasers targeting commercial airplanes
This follows two incidents on Tuesday in which lasers were pointed at the cockpits of planes.