Portuguese Man O’War are landing on our shores
Irish Water Safety is alerting the public to exercise caution on our south, west and northwest coastline
over the next few days. We have experienced tropical maritime air for almost two months now with
very little northerly winds, in addition sea water temperatures are approximately 15 degrees Celsius,
consequently we have seen one of the largest infestations of the Portuguese Man o’war land on our
western seaboard in over a hundred years.
Last year, ten people drowned every month
In launching Irish Water Safety’s Annual Report 2015, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney TD appealed for greater care in, on and […]Read
Aldi warns customers that 40% money-off voucher is a hoax
Supermarket chain Aldi have informed customers that a hoax coupon currently doing the rounds on email and social media is fraudulent and it will not be accepted as legal tender in their stores.
The German retailer shared a post on their official Facebook page on Saturday night to clarify the situation.
“We have been notified that there is a hoax 40% off Aldi coupon being circulated.
“This post is fraudulent and can not be redeemed in our stores.Read
Local Woman Among 35 Irish Activists Held by French Police
A bus carrying 35 Irish climate activists was stopped by French police in the port of Cherbourg for almost three hours on Thursday. The group included […]Read
Could Ireland be a target for terrorists
The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has stated that although she admits that “terrorism has no boundaries” from the kind of attacks that took place in Paris on Friday, however, she also says there is no intelligence to suggest Ireland is any sort of specific target at present, a view echoed by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney who confirmed that Ireland’s national security committee met on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attack to assess the threat to Ireland, concluding the risk had not changed and remained low.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Charlie Flanagan, admitted that a “small number” of people within Ireland are being actively monitored for potential links to extremist and terrorist activity.Read
LOOK UP! 2015 Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight Over Ireland…
The Leonid Meteor shower is set to light up Irish skies from tonight and for the next three nights, provided “Barney” and the weather co-operates.
The Leonids come from comet “55P/Tempel-Tuttle,” which orbits the sun every 33 years. At 44 miles per second, the Leonids are some of the fastest around and peak at about 15 per hour. In 1966, conditions were just right for viewers to see “thousands of meteors per minute” during the Leonids, according to NASA.Read
Met Eireann warned that the ferocious winds will hit Ireland from 10am before it batters Britain later tomorrow evening
A weather warning is in place tomorrow for counties Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
Storm Barney is the second storm to be named under the “name our storms” project by the Met Office and Met Éireann, which asked the public to suggest names. The storm is being caused by a series of low pressure systems from the Atlantic.
The south of Ireland and Wales can expect the strongest winds on Tuesday afternoon, which will transfer to central and southern England on Tuesday evening.Read
Liam Payne reveals, One Direction hiatus will last two years…
Liam Payne revealed that One Direction will be taking a two-year break when they go on hiatus in March next year.
The band had previously not confirmed the duration of their hiatus.
The four-piece were in the Live Lounge on Greg James’s BBC Radio 1 show, performing four acoustic versions of their songs and two covers, when Payne said he would be using the next two years to write more songs for the band.Read
Ireland expects its first “named Storm” of the season
The first named storm of the season will bring wind, rain and travel delays to Ireland and the United Kingdom from November 12 to November 13.
Prior to its arrival Wednesday will see ‘gusty showers’ across the country, according to AccuWeather, although temperatures will still remain high
Accuweather state on their website: “Ahead of this storm, there will be gusty showers across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and northern England on Wednesday.Read
I Do: From next Monday as final step taken to welcome same-sex marriage to Ireland
Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015, which will enable same-sex couples to marry in Ireland. The accompanying regulation, under the Civil Registration Act 2002, was signed by Tánaiste Joan Burton.
Meaning from next Monday, 16 November, same-sex couples can give full notice of their intention to marry. Those who have already given notice for a civil partnership will be able to get married instead.Read