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Risks and safety failures: Parents warned about buying cheap, unbranded toys online

Parents have been warned about buying cheap, unbranded toys after an investigation found more than 40pc bought from online marketplaces failed safety tests. Consumer group Which? tested 28 toys bought from Amazon Marketplace, AliExpress, eBay and Wish and found 12 posed a safety risk after failing one or more tests. Investigators found a total of […]

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Swimmers urged to be cautious of water quality after heavy rainfall

SWIMMERS and water sports enthusiasts have been urged to be cautious of water quality off Irish beaches because of the torrential rainfall. Local authorities are now conducting daily water sampling off popular Irish strands amid concerns about water quality following the impact of a large volume of rainfall run-off from land. Sampling is being conducted […]

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Are jeans in their flop era?

Over the last couple of months, jeans around the country have been gathering dust in the back of wardrobes as the COVID-19 pandemic led the nation to a brand new look. Whether we were splashing out on stretchy leggings for our daily 5km walks in 2020 or staying comfy in warm tracksuit bottoms while continuing […]

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Council refuses to grant licence for Electric Picnic

Two members of Laois County Council are calling for the Electric Picnic music festival to be cancelled this year amid Covid-19 concerns. The event, which usually takes place in early September, is due to take place from 24 to 26 September this year. Yesterday the Managing Director of Festival Republic, which runs the Electric Picnic, […]

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5 clever ways to cut down your beauty baggage

Unless you’re heading off on some kind of digital detox or remote retreat, where make-up is the last thing on your mind, packing for a summer escape poses a bit of a conundrum. You want to look (and smell) good on your holiday, yet you don’t want to be carting away the entire contents of […]

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Doctor issues warning about opening windows in hot weather

A doctor has issued a warning to people about opening their windows in hot weather. Although it’s great to have the sunshine, it’s safe to say we’re not always built for the heat in ways that other countries may be. We don’t tend to have things like air conditioning, so we often have to find […]

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Leo Varadkar gives update on vaccines for children aged 12-17

HSE boss Paul Reid tweeted this morning that over 5.34 million vaccines have now been administered The vaccine portal for children aged 16-17 is set to reopen “quite soon,” Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said. But the Fine Gael leader said the situation is “more complicated” for vaccinating children aged between 12-15.. It comes as the […]

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Warning to Irish tourists heading to Spain, Portugal and more after worrying data emerges

“The number of travel-related cases has increased very sharply recently, with over 800 such cases reported in the last fortnight alone” Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn has this evening issued a warning around the increase in travel-related infections here. In a post on social media, he urged anyone arriving home from holiday hotspots […]

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Why have second-hand cars become so expensive?

It’s summer, and Ireland is once again on the move. With public transport still operating at reduced capacity, the roads are busier as more people return to work and venture outside their counties to visit family and take holidays. Cars are in demand, but the supply is not there. It’s due to a number of […]

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