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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Southwest

This year
Parents criticise 'contradictory' HSE denials over disability equipment funding
The controversy centres around the HSE’s €6-7 million annual budget for vital equipment for children and adults with disabilities.
Parents and TDs have called for more transparency in how the multi-million euro fund for disability equipment is handled.
Families in Cork and Kerry were finding their appeals for specialised equipment for their children rejected by the HSE, with a lack of funds cited as the reason.
They were repeatedly told that no data was kept on equipment funding, only to learn in recent days that the figures have existed for some time.
All time
Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage
The outage was confined to systems using the Akamai content delivery system.
US flight forced into emergency landing after engine explodes mid-journey
Southwest said there were 143 passengers and five crew members on board the Boeing 737.
Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse
The young person had been living in the home in the Cork/Kerry area since 2003.
It'll feel a bit nippy this week as temperatures fall back
Gone are the days of the high twenties…
Hilarious flight attendant's routine should be mandatory on Ryanair flights
Give this guy a promotion.
Southwest cancels 100 flights as cracks found in three planes
After a hole appears – mid-flight – in the roof of one plane, checks show at least three jets with structural problems.