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# SOS

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# appeal
Over €55k raised in one day for former Dundalk and Louth star in need of cancer treatment
Sonia Hoey’s family are hoping to raise €80,000 for treatment in Mexico.
# Saved
Men rescued from uninhabited Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
The men had been missing for nearly three days.
# SOS
US judge rules that salvage firm can recover Titanic’s telegraph machine which sent distress signals
The Titanic sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.
# SOS
FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'
Shane Ross also described the return of former board member John Earley to a new FAI sub-committee as “unusual.”
# Snow Patrol
Snowy SOS signal saves Alaskan man after cabin burns down
The man lives in one of the remotest parts if Alaska.
# SOS
Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions
The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned that much of the crop might not get harvested this year.
# Location
Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.
# solved
Australian police get to the bottom of mysterious SOS sign in the outback
A man got in touch with local police claiming that his brother left the message in 2013.
# SAVE OUR SERVICE
'It's the lifeblood of the community': Protest as rural post office to shut next week
It is one of 500 post offices deemed to be economically unviable.
# Rescue
Australian family rescued from Japanese mountain after sending social media SOS
The group reportedly dug a hole in the snow to keep warm.
# SOS
Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank
The walkers became disorientated during their descent.
# redress scheme
Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them
There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.
# Redress
Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?
That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.
# SOS
Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding
The charity needs €1.2 million in funding.
# Symphysiotomy
Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place
There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.
# SOS
'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams
Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.
# SOS
Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure
Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service employs 48 permanent staff, 7 relief staff and 43 Community Employment, Jobs Initiative and TUS employees.
# Castaway
Stranded snorkellers saved after writing huge SOS in the sand
And we thought that only happened in the movies.
# Interview
Sonia O'Sullivan: 'People are out there killing themselves and not getting any acknowledgement for it'
The former world champion and Olympic silver medallist feels Ireland’s athletes could do with more support.
# wb hun
10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past
The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.
# Symphysiotomy
'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year
The government’s u-turn on the lifting of the statute of limitations for one year, to facilitate legal action for the women, has been described as “appalling”.
# s.o.s
'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge
The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.
# Symphysiotomy
Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme
After a meeting with the Health Minister today, one of the groups representing women said at no stage did Reilly condemn the practice.
# Symphysiotomy
Minister to meet with symphysiotomy groups on Thursday
James Reilly is seeking clarification on a number of matters ahead of a final decision on redress for the women who were victims of the outdated practice of deliberately breaking a woman’s pelvis during child birth.
# Survivors
Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"
A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.
# Symphysiotomy
Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts
A protest was held outside Leinster House today as the women fight for the right to a day in court.
# Symphysiotomy
Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside
A Bill will be debated in the Dáil next week.
# Petition
'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal
Medical professionals from around the world have come out in support in Ireland’s symphysiotomy survivors. Here’s what they had to say.
# Symphysiotomy
Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision
Government is due to decide later this month on whether the statute of limitations should be set aside for survivors seeking legal recourse.
# Symphysiotomy
Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report
The 160 women who met last night to discuss the issue said they will not co-operate with phase two of the report.
# Symphysiotomy
Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors
Oonagh Walsh, who is seeking consultation on her draft report on symphysiotomy, said that she is “very anxious to meet with survivors”.
# SOS
Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue
A stranded Irishman called home for assistance when injured and stranded in a remote area of Greenland.
# SOS
Vodafone drop Dublin sponsorship for charity
The shirt sponsor will cede their promotional rights to mental health charity Suicide or Survive for Dublin’s league openers.
# SOS
Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle
When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.