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Orange Weather Warning Issued for Storm Ali

18.09.2018

18 September 2018: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Wednesday as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning for strong winds for Ireland as Storm Ali approaches. The counties that will be most affected are Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Galway, […]

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Met Éireann have confirmed the summer of 2018 as one of the hottest and driest on record

18.09.2018

Data released by the forecaster has revealed that “absolute drought conditions” prevailed at all of its stations for 53 days between 22 May and 14 July. Meanwhile, the highest average temperature this century was recorded in a number of locations, including Oak Park in Carlow, where it reached 16.8 degrees Celsius, the highest since 1995. […]

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Building Site Accident Claims *

17.09.2018

It is essential to take all necessary safety precautions on a building site as by their nature present challenges to working safety on a daily basis. Building sites have the highest injury rates of all working environments by a considerable margin. Employers of building sites have a responsibility to ensure that the best possible safety […]

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More Irish than the Irish themselves: Huge spike in number of British becoming 'naturalised citizens'

16.09.2018

FINE GAEL SENATOR Neale Richmond today revealed that the number of British people becoming Irish citizens has grown exponentially in the last year. Figures obtained by the senator showed how 529 British people became Irish citizens in the last year. Richmond said that the result of the Brexit referendum is the only obvious reason behind […]

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Land Development Agency aims to provide 150,000 new homes over 20 years

15.09.2018

Homes classified as “affordable” and provided through the new Land Development Agency (LDA) would cost some €320,000 in Dublin, Cork and Galway under current market prices, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said. The development of the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum will be one of the first projects to be undertaken by the new […]

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Ireland weather forecast: Hurricane Helene now on course for Ireland as Met Eireann warn of 'very disturbed weather'

14.09.2018

Met Eireann made the worrying prediction as the Atlantic storm u-turns away from the US Met Eireann have warned that “very disturbed weather” is on the way as Hurricane Helene u-turns away from America. The dangerous Atlantic storm is now on a collision course for Ireland, swirling north east towards us. It is expected to […]

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All set for September Sambo

13.09.2018

All set for September SamboPreparations are at an advanced stage as Northern Ireland gets set to host the international Sambo martial arts tournament in late September. Seventy-two athletes from ten countries will touch down for the one-day NI President’s Cup Tournament which will be held in the Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena, on Saturday, 29th […]

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Facial imaging software has been used to detect €4 million worth of identity fraud

13.09.2018

FACIAL IMAGING SOFTWARE deployed by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has recorded 28 cases of identity fraud to date in 2018. According to the department, the cost of operating the facial imaging software system “is self-financing” as the value of fraudulent activity detected since its application is in excess of €4 million. […]

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Storm Florence hits HURRICANE strength – and it's heading straight towards Ireland

12.09.2018

A state emergency has been declared on the East Coast of the United States, as Storm Florence increases to hurricane strength. As the tropical storm grows more powerful over the next few days, there are fears that it could be as strong or stronger than Storm Ophelia – which battered the nation in October 2017. […]

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‘Bots’ used to block immigrants in Ireland from making visa appointments

08.09.2018

Block-booked immigration-service slots then sold via Facebook and phone apps for up to €25 Immigrants in Ireland who apply for re-entry and renewal visas are being blocked from making appointments with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) by unscrupulous internet opportunists. Internet ‘bot’ programmes are being used by the opportunists to block-book appointments with […]

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