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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

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Drivers urged to be cautious around deer breeding season
Deer are particularly at risk from late September to early November as they move around more.
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Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number
The department does not contact members of the public using the number.
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People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media
The scheme appears to be particularly targeting students and younger people.
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'Growing health threat': Public reminded of risks of consuming wild mushrooms
Exercise great caution if foraging for wild mushrooms, a HSE doctor has advised.
# Ones to watch
These are the Irish films we'll be talking about in 2018
The Breadwinner, Kissing Candice. A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot, and more.
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TG4 used Snapchat filters to pull off another Halloween prank live on air last night
The follow up.
# Quiz
Is This A Fairy Fort Or Just A Regular Irish Hill?
Test your skills, Danny.
Gardaí have seized nearly €95k in jewellery linked to the Kinahan cartel
Operations have also resulted in the seizure of hundreds of thousands of euro in cash.
# bird strike
Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons
Flight EI451 had been due to arrive back in Dublin before 3pm.
# Australia
Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane
She was listening to music as she dozed, about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne when it happened.
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Dara Ó Briain cracked a photographer with a sliotar while playing hurling at the home of English cricket
An accident, of course.
# Alert
Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam
A link in the message might contain malware.
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SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster
Scammers are trying to lure targets in with promises of fake vouchers.
# Gone Phishing
There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around
Watch out.
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Should people be fined for texting while walking?
One US city will discuss such a law.
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Showing off on Facebook could make you an easy target for burglars
People aged 17- to 24-years-old are most likely to reveal sensitive information on the internet.
# check the presses
This Dunnes Stores product could be a potential food safety hazard
The FSAI has issued a warning about a batch of vegetable samosas.
# Car fire
Opel carrying out investigation after car bursts into flames outside Cork
This follows a series of incidents in the UK.
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Elaborate stories and 'too good to be true' ads: how scammers target students
Students moving to Ireland for the first time have been warned to watch out for fake accommodation ads.
# Overcharging
Going to the US? Some sites are charging €126 for a €12 form you need
Many sites are overcharging for the Esta registration forms.
# Watch Out
Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online
Some are pretty simple.
# Too Good to be True
That theoretical two-bedroom flat in the heart of Dublin for €750 a month is probably a scam
While property sites work hard to root out scammers, people should still be extremely vigilant.
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This spice which is sold in Ireland has traces of Salmonella in it
Monolith Kurkumawurzel gemahlen is sold in Eastern European food businesses.
# Watch the Throne
The former head of the ECB is in Dublin - and he's got some fancy bling
Jean Claude Trichet: Frenchman, banker, gadget enthusiast.
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An out-of-control cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth
Video has emerged of it spinning out of control.
# dirty words
This app could stop people who write dodgy tweets from losing their job
And the guy who set it up knows exactly what can go wrong.
# zebras crossing
Zebras escape from farm as they were angry at sale of some of their stable-mates
They broke free at around 3pm but have now been safely captured and brought back to the farm.
# Angry Birds
Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl
One US town has erected signs to warn of malicious birds.
# water worries
Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island
Thankfully, it was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.
# Watch Out
Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax
This would mean Northern Ireland could match our very attractive 12.5% rate. Let the games begin…
# Crimewatch
Someone is selling "Nidge's watch" on the internet
What time is it? Crime time.
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Ship carrying radioactive concrete catches fire off Scotland
The Parida caught fire late last night.
# eyes forward
Chinese city creates special footpath lane for smartphone users
Could Ireland use some of these?
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Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano
Earlier this week, airspace was closed near the volcano after an eruption on the glacier.
# no words
Motorcyclist in insane front-flip crash lands feet-first on roof of moving car
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Watch this little boy on a bike crash straight into a tree
While his father laughs and records it. For shame.
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What's it like to face an Anthony Nash 21-yard free?
Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly explains how they prepared to face the Cork ‘keepers power.
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South Africa tries to capture 15,000 runaway crocodiles
The Rakwena Crocodile Farm was flooded during torrential downpours last weekend – with thousands of crocs escaping.
# It's for you
VIDEO: Nets fan gets hit by ball while texting
Scolding parents the world over will enjoy this ‘told you so’ moment from an NBA match
# Watch Out
Central Bank issues warning on investment firms
Two investment firms have been offering services in Ireland – despite not being authorised to do so.