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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Bugs

All time
# dangers
Researchers examine dangers of lethal superbugs to Irish seawaters
While Ireland has some of the cleanest bathing waters in Europe, raw sewage is still being discharged at more than 30 locations.
# nui galway
False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?
In 20 years, the false widow spider has invaded Ireland, one NUIG researcher said, with the highest number of them found in Dublin and Cork.
# Sponsored By HSE
Flu season is back - here are 8 things you really should know
Including how to tell the difference between flu and the common cold.
# quick fix
iPhone freezing up after tapping on links? The latest update will fix it
The bug was found in the latest update to iOS, version 9.3, and caused iPhones to freeze after clicking on app links.
# Apple
Is your iPhone acting weird after the latest update?
Some users are complaining about the screen freezing and other issues associated with the iOS 9.3 update.
# Oops
Facebook admits its app is draining your iPhone's battery
But if you update to the latest version, it will solve most of the problems.
# TechGuide
Android phone having problems? Here's how to activate safe mode
Handy for when your phone ends up becoming a little too slow for your liking.
# Risk
Own a Samsung device? It may have a major security flaw
More than 600 million Samsung devices could be affected by this flaw.
# Firebug
A woman found an extremely rare bug in a packet of raspberries
The firebug has only been seen once in Ireland.
# fixing it
Apple claims only nine people complained about 'bending' iPhone 6
The company also released another update to fix problems experienced with iOS 8.0.1.
# a fine mess
Apple's week goes from bad to worse as it apologises for buggy iOS8 update
The update meant some users were unable to make or receive calls and caused issues with users’ Touch ID feature.
# buggin'
Irish couple runs through a swarm of locusts, just for the craic
A video of biblical proportions.
# Resistance
Overuse of antibiotics is giving killer bugs free reign --- WHO
The UN health agency said the problem was becoming a global emergency.
# champions dinner
'I didn't think I'd get away with a Vegemite sandwich': Scott serves up steak and 'bugs' at Augusta
Not a shrimp or a barbie in sight.
Doctors remove inch-long cockroach from Australian man's ear
“They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone’s ear.”
# hygiene
Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often?
The bug was drawn for a HSE competition to raise awareness of microbes.
# bee salad
The secret to making tarantula taste good? Batter it.
Spiders not to your liking? You could enjoy a grasshopper shish kebab instead.
# true or false
Debunked: Do you really eat a dozen spiders in your sleep every year?
Maybe there are some arachnids clumsy enough to fall in.
# aaaargh
How NOT to deal with a spider in the bath
Do not, under any circumstances, do this.
# cockroaches
Man dies after live roach-eating contest
Edward Archbold, pictured during the contest, became ill shortly after it ended and collapsed in front of the store.
# Invasion
Ireland’s ant population ‘reaching a ten-year high’
Humans aren’t the only creatures becoming more plentiful in Ireland, Rentokil warns, offering tips to avoid infestation.