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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Risk

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Part of glass roof falls in at RTÉ
No one was injured but people are said to have been shaken by the incident.
Poll: 'Neknominations'... Dangerous craze or just plain stupid?
People are knocking back pints, posting the videos online, and then challenging their friends to do likewise. A ‘harmful’ trend?
'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing'
The IAEM says the number of trolley inpatients in wards has increased since last year, not decreased.
EU proposes ban on cloning farm animals and selling clone meat
A ban on all imports into the EU of cloned animals was also proposed.
Moody's downgrades Bank of Ireland's deposit ratings
The investment service said the results of the stress test that will be undertaken by the ECB next year are “difficult to anticipate”.
Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year
New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.
Severe storm and tornadoes threaten Midwestern US states
53 million people in ten states are at significant risk for thunderstorms and tornadoes.
World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health
More than 371 million people in the world have diabetes, but one in two of us could be unaware that we have it.
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.
Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe
Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.
Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions
Yesterday’s conference on medical negligence was told the health service could save millions if the traditional deny and defend policy was replaced.
Stockpiling for Halloween bonfire causes city centre flat blaze
Children lined the stairwell of the flats with more than 40 wooden pallets they collected for a bonfire.
Met Eireann to help in emergencies where hazardous material is put into the atmosphere
The service will aid agencies forecast the spread of radiation and other hazardous materials.
Explosive device 'designed to kill officers' thrown at police in Northern Ireland
The viable explosive device would have killed or maimed had it exploded.
Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?
The NAGP initially welcomed the scheme – but has now changed its mind.
Scaling back on fiscal adjustment is risky, says Central Bank
The Central Bank has downgraded Ireland’s growth forecast for this year stating Ireland’s recovery will be a “gradual” one.
N11 closes briefly this morning after man threatened to jump off bridge
Gardaí say the road has now reopened.
Today honours the aid workers who risk their lives to help others
The profile of aid work had changed in the past number of years – but the threat to workers has increased.
Heavy coffee drinkers beware: new study shows it could shorten your life
People under the age of 55 who drink four or more cups of coffee a day might have a shorter life, says new study.
Wingsuit flier dies in Swiss Alps after jumping from 10,000 feet
Wingsuit flying is done in a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift.
Children of obese mothers 35 per cent more like to die early - study
A joint study by the University of Edinburgh and Columbia University in New York has found that children of overweight mothers are more likely to suffer from heart disease.
Younger mothers at higher risk of premature birth
A study of Irish women over a 12-year period also showed that older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section.
Extract: '8,848 metres and I’m sitting on the summit of the world’
Twenty years ago this week, Dawson Stelfox became the first Irish person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This extract from Everest Calling: The Irish Journey, chronicles the last leg of this challenging expedition.
Brad Pitt: Angelina is 'absolutely heroic' for undergoing double mastectomy
“All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.”
Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires
High to extreme risk conditions for fire will persist until the coming weekend at least, according to Met Éireann’s fire weather index.
Women who smoke 'at greater risk of HPV infection'
Women with a high level of nicotine metabolite in their urine were at a higher risk of acquiring HPV as well as developing high-grade cervical pre-cancer compared to non-smokers.
HIQA: Poor hand-washing in Irish hospitals potentially putting patients at risk
The HIQA hygiene reports also found wide variations in hospital cleanliness.
How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile
Questions remain over the long-term effects of mobiles. What proactive precautions can you take, just in case?
Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk
It said it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.
Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses
The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.
Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"
A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.
Lack of sleep "top risk of stroke"
Getting under six hours of sleep can increase risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The risk is greatest for employed people of middle to older age who don’t have a history of other stroke symptoms.
118 new start-ups underway each day last month
However, 55 per cent of the 11,156 companies surveyed by Vision-net last month were deemed as being at high risk of collapse.
All clear: tests on Cork pheasants are negative for bird flu
A temporary exclusion zone is lifted after further tests on a flock of game birds in Clonakilty show bird flu had not spread.
Clonakilty bird flu "poses no risk to public health"
The Department of Agriculture said today that bird flu found in pheasants in Clonakilty is not the deadly H5N1 strain. However all biosecurity measures will remain in place in Barryroe, where results are expected on ill pheasants there.
Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves
Former trader Nick Leeson finds that those who try to expose problems in the banking sector and would be heroes anywhere else are made pariahs in their world.
Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"
A new study, published in The Lancet, says that taking two pills of aspirin a day can cut the risk of bowel cancer by almost two thirds for certain patients.
Eight ways to reduce the health risks from mobile phone radiation
The World Heath Organisation has officially classified mobiles as “possibly carcinogenic” after a new international study. Here are some simple steps to cut your exposure to the radiation that may be a danger.