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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# don't panic

This year
Phone users in border counties may receive text from UK emergency alert system this weekend
There is no reason to be alarmed, we’ve been assured.
All time
Alternative brands can replace medicines if they become unavailable after Brexit
The Irish Pharmaceutical Union and the health minister said no medicine shortages have been identified.
50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next
Over half of those applying for a Level 8 course will be offered their first choice.
Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas
One expert said the odds of being struck by space debris are 10 million times less likely than getting hit by lightening.
Don't be alarmed, it is just a drill: Dublin Fire Brigade out on Henry Street today
Firefighters conducted a training exercise outside the Ilac Shopping Centre today.
Chris Martin gave this Dublin man €50 when he heard how much he paid for a Coldplay ticket from a tout
Partial refund from the man himself.
An American in Ireland: 'In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart'
People might be feeling outrage and sadness but we need to be optimistic too, writes Sue Norton.
People asked to rent spare rooms to students as accommodation crisis continues
Tens of thousands of students are looking for accommodation, with the new academic year just around the corner.
Here's why helicopters and planes were flying low over Dublin today
There’s no need for concern – the Air Corps craft were simply preparing for the 1916 parade.
TV presenters have hugely different reactions to an earthquake hitting while they're on air
The 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit California this morning.
If you heard cannon fire around the Phoenix Park today, don't panic
The Germans are on their way.
Norway detects "probable" case of mad cow disease
The strain of the disease is different to the one found during the British 1990s epidemic.
McDonald's is having to ration fries in Japan
Customers have been restricted to small portions of fries.
NCT about to expire? Urgent cases will get an appointment or get the test for free
The Road Safety Authority said there is no backlog and they are very prepared for the new rules.
Don't panic, there's a 'development deal' in place for another season of Love/Hate
Is season 5 the last we’ll be seeing of Nidge and the gang? It’s not off the table.