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Irish people have been drinking an extra litre of water a day during the pandemic, research shows

People in Ireland drank almost an extra litre of water a day as the pandemic locked them out of offices, schools, colleges and hospitality, new research shows. It also revealed that women are drinking more than men. Women are now drinking an average of 1.4 litres daily since March 2020, an increase of 900ml, compared […]

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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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Three popular Dublin beaches and swimming hotspots closed as water may cause illness

One swimming hotspot has a ban in place for the entire bathing season A number of popular beaches and swimming spots around Dublin’s coast have been closed to swimmers for the weekend. Sandymount Strand, Merrion Strand and Front Strand in Balbriggan are the three affected Dublin locations. Sandymount Strand has seen this bathing restriction put […]

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Dark web: False widow spider sinking its venomous fangs into people all over Ireland

Irish scientists have discovered that a bite from one of the nation’s most common spiders can result in hospitalisation. A new study from NUI Galway has found that noble false widow spiders can deliver a venomous bite that can cause symptoms ranging from mild to debilitating pain and mild to intense swelling. Severe bacterial infections […]

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Is Ireland in for a scorching June? Here’s what Met Eireann forecast for the next 30 days

With outdoor dining due to resume on June 7, here’s what we can expect the weather to be like. Met Eireann’s long-range forecast predicts warmer conditions for the month of June as the long- awaited summer weather arrives. So far, May has given us the opposite of the typical exam weather of sunshine and high […]

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Shocking news: Gaming is good for your brain

Ireland has its own esports research lab that has produced some surprising discoveries It will come as a revelation to some but Irish research shows playing games is good for the mind. Even more shocking is that the researchers also found that stimulating the brain via an electrical current makes you perform better, producing quicker […]

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Dogs can better detect Covid in humans than lateral flow tests – study

French trial shows dogs capable of detecting presence of coronavirus with 97% accuracy Dogs are better at detecting coronavirus in humans than many fast lateral flow tests (LFTs), according to a French study which could mean canines are more widely deployed for mass virus screening in crowded places including airports. The trial, conducted in March […]

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Met Eireann Ireland weather ‘triple warning’ as ‘extratropical storm’ nightmare to batter country

The ‘North Atlantic Cyclone’ is going to cause days of hell for the whole country Met Eireann has issued a triple weather warning as experts say an ‘extratropical storm’ is moving in. There is a wind warning in place for Cork and Kerry for 24-hours from midnight on Thursday to midnight Friday. A status yellow, […]

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More than a billion sparrows in the world, study finds

There are at least 50 billion individual wild birds in the world, according to a new estimate. House sparrows alone make up about 1.6 billion of these. And three other species – European starlings, barn swallows and ring-billed gulls – also have populations exceeding one billion birds. However, most bird species are rare, with about […]

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