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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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Last year
# Rio de Janeiro
Conjoined twins with fused brains successfully separated in Brazil
Three-year-old twins Bernardo and Arthur Lima underwent seven operations at a hospital in Rio.
All time
CAB raids 16 premises in operation targeting Kinahan cartel associate
Gardaí searched 16 premises today.
# Westmeath
Six handguns and €300k worth of drugs seized in Westmeath
Two men were arrested at the scene of the search.
# operation
Defence Forces deployed on mission to bring Lisa Smith back to Ireland
Sources have confirmed to that plans are in place to bring Smith home from the warzone.
# Drugs
Garda operation in Drogheda results in 14 people being charged with drugs offences
Gardaí said that over 35 “purchases were made to date of controlled substances being trafficked on the streets of Drogheda”.
# sex work
36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex
Gardaí said they carried out operations in six divisions last weekend.
# cooley peninsula
'Substantial quantity' of ammunition found during Garda operation underway in Omeath
The Special Detective Unit and Emergency Response Unit are involved.
# Thailand
Four members of boys soccer team rescued from Thai cave they've been trapped in for 15 days
Rescuers officially began the hazardous operation to rescue the 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach this morning.
# take it easy
Gardaí out in force for 24-hour slow down operation
Some 87 roads policing members have been newly appointed and this is due to increase to 150 by the end of the year.
# OPeration Transformation
PSG have confirmed that Neymar's surgery this weekend was a success
The Ligue 1 leaders released an injury update on the Brazil star who underwent surgery on a fractured foot.
# Delays
'Aisling's curve is now 70%': Minister says waiting four years for scoliosis surgery is too long
Aisling Corcoran had steel rods removed from her back in 2014.
# operation
France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery
A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.
# Research
Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.
# vaginal mesh
Vaginal mesh campaigner dies in Canada after being hospitalised for sepsis
Mother-of-two Chrissy Brajcic had an operation to treat her urinary incontinence four years ago.
# ghost broker
Cash, cars, imitation firearm and high value watches seized in Garda raids targeting 'ghost brokers'
The operation was carried out with help from the Criminal Assets Bureau and the Cyber Crime Unit.
# Australia
Two teenagers arrested after planning attack with guns and explosives on school
The two boys – aged 16 and 18 – are in custody.
# Coast Guard
Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members
Searches had been due to resume over the weekend but were postponed due to bad conditions.
# Manchester Arena
British police arrest six men and one woman over Manchester bombing
There are reports that the younger brother and father of the bomber have been arrested in Libya.
# scoliosis
'It is soul-destroying to see my daughter crying every day with the pain in her back'
Karen and Sarah-Ann Cline-Mitchell met with the Minister for Health yesterday to find out when she will get a date for her operation.
# Baby Dominique
Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery
Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.
# Co Kildare
Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight
The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.
# Medevac
Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat
The rescue services are heading to the scene.
# positive operation
'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US
Jarlath Regan tweeted yesterday that the operation had been a success.
# Courts
3 men charged over Dublin gun seizure
The men are due before the Dublin District Court today.
# 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.
# Miracle Baby
Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice
Lynlee Hope was diagnosed as having a rare tumour while still in the womb, and underwent surgery performed via caesarean section.
# Evacuation
Language mix-up causes five-hour bomb alert in Brussels
Police are reported as saying the situation is “under control”.
# sperm extraction
Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland
The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.
# Under the knife
Van der Flier to miss South Africa tour after season-ending surgery
The 23-year-old had an ankle operation yesterday.
# operation
Dramatic video shows three fishermen rescued from sinking trawler in Cork
The fishermen had to swim to the RNLI lifeboat where they were pulled to safety.
# a brother's appeal
'If she stays in Kerry for another two or three days, she'll probably die'
Paddy Kevane has said his sister Breda will die unless she gets an operation on her airways.
# Brussels
Manhunt for terrorist suspects continues as Islamic State flag found at scene of shootout
One person was killed and four officers injured in a shootout last night.
# dawn raids
Cash, jewellery and GPS trackers seized in raids targeting Kinahan cartel
The operation began this morning.
# On the up
More people have flown through Dublin Airport this year than ever before
There has been a big increase in the number of routes through the airport.
# Dublin
These drug seizures have dealt a 'significant blow' to two criminal gangs
One operation yielded €880,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, and cannabis.
# No Luck
Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad
The Leinster tighthead has had a metatarsal issue remedied.
# as good as new
This pink flamingo got an artificial leg after his was amputated
He’s even tucking it under his body to make the flamingo’s classic one-leg standing pose.
# Skerries
The disused quarry in Dublin might be turned into a waste storage facility
There has been concern about the potential damage to wildlife in the area.
# operation
Woman arrested after cocaine seized in Lucan raid last night
The 20-year-old has since been released from Garda custody without charge.
# Organised Crime
Almost 2,000,000 cigarettes seized in huge cross border operation
A processing plant, millions of cigarettes, cash and a van was seized.