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# risk - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Moody's downgrades Bank of Ireland's deposit ratings

The investment service said the results of the stress test that will be undertaken by the ECB next year are “difficult to anticipate”.

# risk - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.

# risk - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Severe storm and tornadoes threaten Midwestern US states

53 million people in ten states are at significant risk for thunderstorms and tornadoes.

# risk - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health

More than 371 million people in the world have diabetes, but one in two of us could be unaware that we have it.

# risk - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Satellite crashes into the Atlantic, but what about next one?

How often do satellites crash to earth and should we be worried?

# risk - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Two viable pipe bombs discovered in Belfast

The two devices were discovered on the Belfast Road yesterday evening.

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.

# risk - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions

Yesterday’s conference on medical negligence was told the health service could save millions if the traditional deny and defend policy was replaced.

# risk - Friday 1 November, 2013

Stockpiling for Halloween bonfire causes city centre flat blaze Dublin Fire Brigade This post contains images

Stockpiling for Halloween bonfire causes city centre flat blaze

Children lined the stairwell of the flats with more than 40 wooden pallets they collected for a bonfire.

# risk - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Met Eireann to help in emergencies where hazardous material is put into the atmosphere

The service will aid agencies forecast the spread of radiation and other hazardous materials.

# risk - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Explosive device 'designed to kill officers' thrown at police in Northern Ireland

The viable explosive device would have killed or maimed had it exploded.

# risk - Monday 21 October, 2013

Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?

The NAGP initially welcomed the scheme – but has now changed its mind.

# risk - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Scaling back on fiscal adjustment is risky, says Central Bank

The Central Bank has downgraded Ireland’s growth forecast for this year stating Ireland’s recovery will be a “gradual” one.

# risk - Thursday 26 September, 2013

N11 closes briefly this morning after man threatened to jump off bridge

Gardaí say the road has now reopened.

# risk - Monday 19 August, 2013

Today honours the aid workers who risk their lives to help others

The profile of aid work had changed in the past number of years – but the threat to workers has increased.

# risk - Friday 16 August, 2013

Heavy coffee drinkers beware: new study shows it could shorten your life

People under the age of 55 who drink four or more cups of coffee a day might have a shorter life, says new study.

# risk - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Wingsuit flier dies in Swiss Alps after jumping from 10,000 feet

Wingsuit flying is done in a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift.

Children of obese mothers 35 per cent more like to die early - study

A joint study by the University of Edinburgh and Columbia University in New York has found that children of overweight mothers are more likely to suffer from heart disease.

# risk - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Younger mothers at higher risk of premature birth

A study of Irish women over a 12-year period also showed that older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section.

# risk - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Extract: '8,848 metres and I’m sitting on the summit of the world’ Read Me This post contains images

Extract: '8,848 metres and I’m sitting on the summit of the world’

Twenty years ago this week, Dawson Stelfox became the first Irish person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This extract from Everest Calling: The Irish Journey, chronicles the last leg of this challenging expedition.

# risk - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Brad Pitt: Angelina is 'absolutely heroic' for undergoing double mastectomy

“All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.”

# risk - Friday 5 April, 2013

Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires

High to extreme risk conditions for fire will persist until the coming weekend at least, according to Met Éireann’s fire weather index.

# risk - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Women who smoke 'at greater risk of HPV infection'

Women with a high level of nicotine metabolite in their urine were at a higher risk of acquiring HPV as well as developing high-grade cervical pre-cancer compared to non-smokers.

# risk - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

HIQA: Poor hand-washing in Irish hospitals potentially putting patients at risk

The HIQA hygiene reports also found wide variations in hospital cleanliness.

# risk - Sunday 28 October, 2012

How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile Phone Safety This post contains videos

How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile

Questions remain over the long-term effects of mobiles. What proactive precautions can you take, just in case?

# risk - Friday 12 October, 2012

Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk

It said it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.

# risk - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses Tobin Tax This post contains videos

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses

The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.

# risk - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"

A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.

# risk - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Lack of sleep "top risk of stroke"

Getting under six hours of sleep can increase risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The risk is greatest for employed people of middle to older age who don’t have a history of other stroke symptoms.

# risk - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

118 new start-ups underway each day last month

However, 55 per cent of the 11,156 companies surveyed by Vision-net last month were deemed as being at high risk of collapse.

# risk - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

All clear: tests on Cork pheasants are negative for bird flu

A temporary exclusion zone is lifted after further tests on a flock of game birds in Clonakilty show bird flu had not spread.

# risk - Monday 2 April, 2012

Clonakilty bird flu "poses no risk to public health"

The Department of Agriculture said today that bird flu found in pheasants in Clonakilty is not the deadly H5N1 strain. However all biosecurity measures will remain in place in Barryroe, where results are expected on ill pheasants there.

# risk - Monday 14 November, 2011

Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves

Former trader Nick Leeson finds that those who try to expose problems in the banking sector and would be heroes anywhere else are made pariahs in their world.

# risk - Friday 28 October, 2011

Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"

A new study, published in The Lancet, says that taking two pills of aspirin a day can cut the risk of bowel cancer by almost two thirds for certain patients.

# risk - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Eight ways to reduce the health risks from mobile phone radiation Mobile Phones This post contains a poll

Eight ways to reduce the health risks from mobile phone radiation

The World Heath Organisation has officially classified mobiles as “possibly carcinogenic” after a new international study. Here are some simple steps to cut your exposure to the radiation that may be a danger.