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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C


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# laughing gas
Revenue seize €1.9 million worth of nitrous oxide canisters in Dublin and Meath
The canisters have legitimate uses, but Revenue can seize them if it believes they won’t be used that way.
# speed limits
Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.
# Shooting
Witness appeal launched following shooting in Tallaght
Gardaí are at the scene on Fortunestown Lane.
# recycling
Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
There’s “significant cause for concern” from these figures according to an EPA Senior Scientist.
# recall notice
Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products
Ethylene oxide is not permitted for use in foods sold in the European Union.
# windfall
National Lottery reveals list of third place winners as jackpot rolls over... again
A total of 209 people have benefited from the boosted prize funds, to a total of almost €16 million.
# Co Louth
First case of grey seal preying on a harbour porpoise recorded in Ireland
The incident was documented off Co Louth last month.
# Withdrawal
Ulster Bank urges customers not to switch banks 'at last minute'
The bank has committed to giving up to six months notice of its departure in 2022.
# ballymena
Two charged with attempted murder and kidnap after injured man discovered in Antrim field
Detectives have charged two more men, aged 38 and 39, in relation with the incident.
# covid cert
Irish passport holders vaccinated outside the EU can now apply for an EU Covid Certificate
Adults who hold an Irish passport and are vaccinated with one of the four EMA approved vaccines can apply.
# eclipse
A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Ireland tomorrow morning
The partial lunar eclipse is due to begin around 07.18am.
# antigen tests
Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced
The tests will be offered to close contacts in the same pod at first, and expanded if necessary.
# Domestic Violence
Domestic violence survivors granted easier access to rent supplement on a permanent basis
The measure will be reviewed after three months to assess the applicant’s situation.
# airport noise
Recommendation to stop flights on new Dublin Airport runway from midnight to 6am
ANCA has encouraged members of the public to take part in the consultation process.
# Boosters
HSE offers Covid-19 booster vaccinations to those 60 years old and over
It’s recommended that people get a booster dose at least six months after the initial course of vaccination.
# Extradition
Dublin man extradited to the UK to be sentenced for drug trafficking offences
Gary Vickery will appear before Ipswich Crown Court today.
# hospital waiting lists
Consultants warn hospital waiting lists may get worse this winter
Around 285,000 people in the capital could face longer delays before accessing care this winter according to the group.
# property tax deadline
Revenue has extended the Local Property Tax deadline until Wednesday evening
93% of property owners who have already filed their Local Property Tax return so far have done it online.
# call for change
Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work
Minister Catherine Martin says it’s unacceptable that perpetrators are often those with positions of authority.
# School outbreaks
Number of Covid 19 outbreaks in schools jumps five-fold in a week
Five outbreaks came from the HSE Mid West area, three from the North West, two from both the South and Midlands, with one each from the East, West and North East.
# Trains
Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth
The rail provider has put a revised timetable in place that will close some lines which will be served with bus transfers instead.
# boil water notice
Around 21,000 people affected by boil water notice for Wexford
It is due to issues with the disinfection process in the water supply for the area.