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#SOS

# sos - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Over €55k raised in one day for former Dundalk and Louth star in need of cancer treatment
# Appeal
From The42
# Appeal

Over €55k raised in one day for former Dundalk and Louth star in need of cancer treatment

Apr 6th 2021, 7:30 PM 13,730 Views 0 Comments

Sonia Hoey’s family are hoping to raise €80,000 for treatment in Mexico.

# sos - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Men rescued from uninhabited Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
# Saved
# Saved

Men rescued from uninhabited Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

Aug 4th 2020, 8:50 AM 77,236 Views 33 Comments

The men had been missing for nearly three days.

# sos - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

US judge rules that salvage firm can recover Titanic’s telegraph machine which sent distress signals
# SOS
# SOS

US judge rules that salvage firm can recover Titanic’s telegraph machine which sent distress signals

May 19th 2020, 9:45 PM 26,822 Views 29 Comments

The Titanic sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.

# sos - Monday 20 January, 2020

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'
# SOS
From The42
# SOS

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'

Jan 20th 2020, 3:00 PM 3,926 Views 2 Comments

Shane Ross also described the return of former board member John Earley to a new FAI sub-committee as “unusual.”

# sos - Monday 13 January, 2020

Snowy SOS signal saves Alaskan man after cabin burns down
# Snow Patrol
# Snow Patrol

Snowy SOS signal saves Alaskan man after cabin burns down

Jan 13th 2020, 12:20 PM 34,033 Views 18 Comments

The man lives in one of the remotest parts if Alaska.

# sos - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions
# SOS
# SOS

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:16 AM 16,562 Views 50 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned that much of the crop might not get harvested this year.

# sos - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
# Location
# Location

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

Jun 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 17,177 Views 32 Comments

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

# sos - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Australian police get to the bottom of mysterious SOS sign in the outback
# Solved
# Solved

Australian police get to the bottom of mysterious SOS sign in the outback

Jun 8th 2017, 12:39 PM 45,422 Views 16 Comments

A man got in touch with local police claiming that his brother left the message in 2013.

# sos - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'It's the lifeblood of the community': Protest as rural post office to shut next week
# SAVE OUR SERVICE
# SAVE OUR SERVICE

'It's the lifeblood of the community': Protest as rural post office to shut next week

Jan 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 15,030 Views 64 Comments

It is one of 500 post offices deemed to be economically unviable.

# sos - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Australian family rescued from Japanese mountain after sending social media SOS
# Rescue
# Rescue

Australian family rescued from Japanese mountain after sending social media SOS

Jan 17th 2017, 7:02 PM 13,154 Views 7 Comments

The group reportedly dug a hole in the snow to keep warm.

# sos - Monday 2 March, 2015

Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank
# SOS
# SOS

Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:34 AM 17,295 Views 37 Comments

The walkers became disorientated during their descent.

# sos - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

Jan 18th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,745 Views 4 Comments

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

# sos - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?
# Redress
# Redress

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

Nov 6th 2014, 10:23 AM 6,128 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

# sos - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding
# SOS
# SOS

Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding

Nov 4th 2014, 7:55 AM 4,209 Views 17 Comments

The charity needs €1.2 million in funding.

# sos - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:15 AM 9,096 Views 2 Comments

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

# sos - Thursday 26 June, 2014

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams
# SOS
# SOS

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams

Jun 26th 2014, 1:05 PM 8,052 Views 14 Comments

Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.

# sos - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure
# SOS
# SOS

Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure

May 13th 2014, 10:04 PM 9,862 Views 15 Comments

Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service employs 48 permanent staff, 7 relief staff and 43 Community Employment, Jobs Initiative and TUS employees.

# sos - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Stranded snorkellers saved after writing huge SOS in the sand
# Castaway
From The Daily Edge
# Castaway

Stranded snorkellers saved after writing huge SOS in the sand

Apr 23rd 2014, 2:28 PM 3,417 Views 0 Comments

And we thought that only happened in the movies.

# sos - Friday 4 April, 2014

Sonia O'Sullivan: 'People are out there killing themselves and not getting any acknowledgement for it'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Sonia O'Sullivan: 'People are out there killing themselves and not getting any acknowledgement for it'

Apr 4th 2014, 5:00 PM 5,704 Views 24 Comments

The former world champion and Olympic silver medallist feels Ireland’s athletes could do with more support.

# sos - Thursday 20 February, 2014

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past
# Wb Hun
From The Daily Edge
# Wb Hun

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past

Feb 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 78,581 Views 102 Comments

The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.

# sos - Monday 9 December, 2013

'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year

Dec 9th 2013, 11:12 AM 6,009 Views 16 Comments

The government’s u-turn on the lifting of the statute of limitations for one year, to facilitate legal action for the women, has been described as “appalling”.

# sos - Saturday 2 November, 2013

'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge
# S.o.s
From The42
# S.o.s

'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge

Nov 2nd 2013, 8:00 AM 20,455 Views 20 Comments

The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.

# sos - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme

Aug 1st 2013, 6:10 PM 4,791 Views 8 Comments

After a meeting with the Health Minister today, one of the groups representing women said at no stage did Reilly condemn the practice.

# sos - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Minister to meet with symphysiotomy groups on Thursday
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Minister to meet with symphysiotomy groups on Thursday

Jul 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,742 Views 2 Comments

James Reilly is seeking clarification on a number of matters ahead of a final decision on redress for the women who were victims of the outdated practice of deliberately breaking a woman’s pelvis during child birth.

# sos - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"
# Survivors
# Survivors

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"

Jul 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,103 Views 6 Comments

A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.

# sos - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts

Jun 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 6,060 Views 18 Comments

A protest was held outside Leinster House today as the women fight for the right to a day in court.

# sos - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside

Apr 9th 2013, 5:39 PM 5,660 Views 15 Comments

A Bill will be debated in the Dáil next week.

# sos - Saturday 6 April, 2013

'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal
# Petition
# Petition

'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal

Apr 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 9,193 Views 18 Comments

Medical professionals from around the world have come out in support in Ireland’s symphysiotomy survivors. Here’s what they had to say.

# sos - Friday 5 April, 2013

Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision

Apr 5th 2013, 6:55 AM 3,864 Views 8 Comments

Government is due to decide later this month on whether the statute of limitations should be set aside for survivors seeking legal recourse.

# sos - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report

Jun 27th 2012, 4:02 PM 3,554 Views 5 Comments

The 160 women who met last night to discuss the issue said they will not co-operate with phase two of the report.

# sos - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors

Jun 26th 2012, 7:34 PM 3,101 Views 10 Comments

Oonagh Walsh, who is seeking consultation on her draft report on symphysiotomy, said that she is “very anxious to meet with survivors”.

# sos - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue
# SOS
# SOS

Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue

Apr 18th 2012, 2:29 PM 4,440 Views 9 Comments

A stranded Irishman called home for assistance when injured and stranded in a remote area of Greenland.

# sos - Monday 23 January, 2012

Vodafone drop Dublin sponsorship for charity
# SOS
From The42
# SOS

Vodafone drop Dublin sponsorship for charity

Jan 23rd 2012, 2:34 PM 1,613 Views 3 Comments

The shirt sponsor will cede their promotional rights to mental health charity Suicide or Survive for Dublin’s league openers.

# sos - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle
# SOS
# SOS

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle

Oct 12th 2011, 1:24 PM 712 Views 6 Comments

When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.