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