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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Safe

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2022
# All Clear
Irish Water says supplies in Dublin and Wicklow safe to drink after reports of 'earthy' taste
Irish Water conducted tests of the drinking water in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin City and North and East Wicklow areas.
# Safe
Five people rescued after being stranded overnight on Carrauntoohil
The group will be off of the mountain within the hour.
All time
# Safe
Liverpool's Keita heading back to Europe after escaping Guinea's military coup
The Premier League club were confident they could get the midfielder back ‘in a timely manner.’
# Contraception
New self-lubricating condoms can reduce infection risk and withstand '1,000 thrusts'
This condom was more likely to retain its “slipperiness”, researchers found.
# gregor mcguckin
Irish yachtsman who was marooned in Indian Ocean on way back to Australia
The two men were left waiting for help in a remote part of the Indian Ocean.
# Safe
Saints fans rejoice as Pat's retain Premier Division status
A 1-1 draw away to Derry City was enough to keep the 2013 champions up, while the Candystripes are into Europe.
# Safe
Limerick secure safety against Galway after delayed kick-off due to kit clashes
It finished all square in Markets Field.
# Rathkeale
Houses evacuated as bomb squad makes explosive device safe in Limerick
The alarm was raised just before midday.
# London Attack
Theresa May 'bundled into car' by police with firearms drawn
She was escorted to the vehicle by at least eight armed undercover police officers.
# Meath
Burglar caught handling safe stolen from house of Voice of Ireland star
The man dropped it from a third-floor balcony.
# unharmed
Nine people rescued from stranded boat that ran aground off Tipperary shore
Everyone on board was safely rescued.
# Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor has been found safe and well
The singer had been reported missing after going for a bicycle ride yesterday morning in Wilmette, Illinois.
# Safe
Offaly man Simon McCauley has been found safe and well
Simon McCauley had been missing since last Monday.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel safe in Ireland?
Ireland doesn’t use a terror alert scale like other countries.
# sponsored by visa
You told us - 6 ways to make everyday life that little touch easier
You asked us, and we listened.
# it starts today
Are you a cyclist? Here are the 7 offences you can get fined €40 for
No front lamp? That’s a fine. Not stopping at traffic lights? That’s a fine.
# o'hanlon park
Investigation after hand grenade found on waste ground in Dundalk
Gardaí were alerted to the grenade this afternoon.
# Phew
The out-of-control Russian spacecraft disintegrated before it reached Earth
It entered the atmosphere over part of the Pacific Ocean.
# Safe
People in Nepal are using Facebook to let loved ones know they're safe
Facebook is asking people to mark themselves as ‘safe’ after the massive earthquake yesterday.
# security review
Leinster House visitors could now be scanned and x-rayed
TDs are concerned the potential measures could cause long queues.
# Homeless
Could this 'Homeless Wrap' be saving lives on the streets?
Emily Duffy, a student from Limerick, has been displaying the ‘Homeless Wrap’ idea this week as part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
# shut down
UK care home with 'overpowering smell' of urine shut down after inspection
Elderly residents were removed from the care home last night due to the immediate closure.
# shelter
Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year
Services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls in 2013 — or 126 calls each day.
# close one
Investigation at Dublin Airport after two planes clip each other near the runway
The tip of the wing of one of the planes was clipped off in the incident.
# We're in safe hands
The Health Department's new Secretary General has a masters from Harvard
Jim Breslin comes to the position from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
# lock it up
Safe deposit box rental up as aggravated burglary numbers soar
One client at a safe deposit box facility said a burglar put the kettle on and told them they had until it boiled to tell them where their safe was.
# danger
Viable explosive device made safe in Carrickmines
A number of nearby houses were evacuated in the area.
# Maternity services
Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby
Enda Kenny was speaking in the Dáil today about the national review of maternity services which he said will help maintain our reputation as a good place to have a baby.
# made safe
Old mortar shell that still contained explosive material found in Limerick city
It’s understood the shell dates from the War of Independence era.
# strike is off
It's safe to book a flight with Aer Lingus this summer, says union
Impact trade union said if today’s Labour Court recommendation is accepted, there will be “industrial peace”.
# Explosion
Grenade made safe in Galway dates from the War of Independence
The grenade was found during building works in the area.
# bless you
Roads in Mayo get prayers and blessings in a bid to reduce road deaths
The ceremonies will take place at all Catholic and Church of Ireland churches in the county on Sunday.
# Ballymun
Missing woman Erica Phillips found safe and well
Gardaí say she was located this morning.
# D'oh!
TV ad promoting safe cycling banned for showing cyclist without a helmet
Whoops.
# precautions
How to keep your smartphone info safe and secure
Nobody wants their phone to be stolen, or lose it, but if it does happen, make sure all your info on it is backed up.
# Ice Ice Baby
WATCH: Massive block of ice hits car in China
Incredibly, no one was injured.
# Belfast
Two viable pipe bombs discovered in Belfast
The two devices were discovered on the Belfast Road yesterday evening.
# Derry
Man seriously injured in explosion in Derry
It is believed a gas explosion occurred in the Bond Street area.
# Syria
Three kidnapped Red Cross staffers are 'free and safe'
Seven staff had been kidnapped when their convoy was stopped at a roadside.
# Prison Break
Thieves in Italy broke IN to a prison to steal €5,000
The money had been left in a safe for prisoners by their families.