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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# warning
British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco
People travelling to rabies-affected countries are being reminded to avoid contact with animals.
# warning
'When someone goes over to England and comes back to Ireland quickly, it's not the perfect recipe for international football'
Martin O’Neill has defended his reluctance to call up an abundance of League of Ireland players during his tenure.
# warning
'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.
# Halloween
People warned that cosmetic contact lenses could lead to vision loss
The supply of contact lenses without an eye examination and prescription is illegal.
# warning
Decongestants 'should not be given' to young children with colds
New research shows there is no evidence that they alleviate symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose.
# warning
Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000
There are dangers associated with the procedure.
# flood risk
Status Yellow weather alert issued for whole country
It will be in place from 11pm on Thursday to 9pm on Saturday.
# Electricity
People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees
Contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.
# storm helene
National wind warning issued and 'intense bursts of rain' expected
Rain warnings are in place for some counties amid flooding risk.
# warning
Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.
# Forest Fire
German firefighters stop spread of huge blaze but warn of ongoing threat
Around 600 people fled their homes in three villages in Brandenburg 50 kilometres southwest of the capital.
# animal safety
Dog owners warned about toxic algal scums after reported dog poisonings in the west
Autopsies were not able to determine if algae was to blame for the dog deaths.
# Scam
Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards
A business in Cork was contacted by a fraudster.
# Temple Street
Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin
The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.
# contagious
Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin
Two adults and two children were affected.
# Superbugs
Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisers
An Australian study has found that some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants.
# in my feelings
Kiki challenge: Police warn against viral dance inspired by Drake song
Videos show people inspired by Drake’s song In My Feelings leaping out of moving cars.
# warning
Sam Warburton retirement a 'red flag' for rugby
The former Wales and British Lions captain this week announced he was hanging up his boots at the age of 29.
# water safety
'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters
A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.
# Dublin
HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin
Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.
# Drought
Weather warning issued due to lack of rain in coming week
It’ll remain in place for Leinster and Munster until next Wednesday.
# warning
'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash
The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.
# grass pollen
People with hay fever told to take precautions as pollen count to be very high across the country
Temperatures in Ireland have soared as high as 25 degrees in recent days, and will continue to be that high until at least the weekend.
# hot dogs
We could be heading into a heatwave - here are some tips on keeping your pets cool and happy
Temperatures are set to soar in the coming days. Here’s some advice.
# warning
Irish economy is growing substantially but Brexit 'poses major threat'
High levels of household and public debt are also concerning, the Central Bank has said.
# bathing
Swimmers at three Dublin beaches warned about potential wastewater contamination
Test results are due tomorrow which could give the green light again to swimmers.
# Forty Foot
Warnings after swimmer injured at popular Dublin swimming spot
The swimmer hit a rock a Dun Laoghaire’s Forty Foot and was treated at the scene.
# Heavy Warning
Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn
One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.
# scam calls
Revenue warning of bogus calls demanding payment of tax bill
Revenue advised anyone who received such a call to contact their local revenue office.
# Kilauea volcano
Explosions from Hawaii volcano force the evacuation of 2,000 residents
The volcano discharged the ash yesterday because of rocks falling into the summit.
# Unauthorised
Central Bank warns over investment firm that has cloned details of another firm
The warning says that there is no connection between the Central Bank-authorised firm PGMS (Ireland) Ltd and the unauthorised entity.
# Outbreak
Adults under 40 urged to get vaccinated against measles as 28 cases confirmed in mid-west
The majority of cases are in Limerick city.
# warning
'If there's a fire ladder needed in Blanchardstown or Tallaght at 6pm, there will be lives lost'
A major fire ripped through a building in Ballymun last night.
# Weather
Met Éireann issues orange snow-ice warning for Sunday along the east coast
The orange warning will come into effect early Sunday morning.
# warning
Snow-ice warning remains in place - but it won't be as cold
Tonight will see scattered showers and temperatures around or below freezing.
# Red Alert
Up to one metre of snow forecast to fall in some eastern areas of Ireland
Met Éireann has extended its status red warning for Leinster and Munster.
# Snow Joke
Met Éireann warns that 'exceptionally cold' weather is on the way
Snow and “severe frosts” are expected.
# warning
'Don't go to Sky in the future... They'll ruin you'
British rider Bradley Wiggins has suggested Team Sky’s dominance is bad for cycling.
# standards
'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy
The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.
# Snow and ice
More cold, wet weather on the way this weekend
Winter may be over, but that doesn’t mean the cold weather is going away.