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#Watch Out

# watch-out - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number
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# Watch Out

Department of Social Protection warns of phone scam using what appears to be its helpline number

Apr 11th 2021, 9:25 AM 26,867 Views 7 Comments

The department does not contact members of the public using the number.

# watch-out - Thursday 4 March, 2021

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media
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# Watch Out

People warned about Flower/Leaf pyramid scheme circulating on social media

Mar 4th 2021, 9:37 PM 81,870 Views 37 Comments

The scheme appears to be particularly targeting students and younger people.

# watch-out - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'Growing health threat': Public reminded of risks of consuming wild mushrooms
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'Growing health threat': Public reminded of risks of consuming wild mushrooms

Jan 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,018 Views 17 Comments

Exercise great caution if foraging for wild mushrooms, a HSE doctor has advised.

# watch-out - Monday 1 January, 2018

These are the Irish films we'll be talking about in 2018
# Ones To Watch
# Ones To Watch

These are the Irish films we'll be talking about in 2018

Jan 1st 2018, 5:30 PM 32,084 Views 12 Comments

The Breadwinner, Kissing Candice. A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot, and more.

# watch-out - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

TG4 used Snapchat filters to pull off another Halloween prank live on air last night
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From The Daily Edge
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TG4 used Snapchat filters to pull off another Halloween prank live on air last night

Nov 1st 2017, 9:04 AM 6,084 Views 0 Comments

The follow up.

# watch-out - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Is This A Fairy Fort Or Just A Regular Irish Hill?
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

Is This A Fairy Fort Or Just A Regular Irish Hill?

Aug 10th 2017, 9:00 PM 7,099 Views 4 Comments

Test your skills, Danny.

# watch-out - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Gardaí have seized nearly €95k in jewellery linked to the Kinahan cartel
# OPERATION HYBRID
# OPERATION HYBRID

Gardaí have seized nearly €95k in jewellery linked to the Kinahan cartel

May 18th 2017, 6:15 AM 20,410 Views 18 Comments

Operations have also resulted in the seizure of hundreds of thousands of euro in cash.

# watch-out - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons
# Bird Strike
# Bird Strike

Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons

May 3rd 2017, 2:40 PM 23,307 Views 37 Comments

Flight EI451 had been due to arrive back in Dublin before 3pm.

# watch-out - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane
# Australia
# Australia

Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane

Mar 15th 2017, 3:10 PM 35,500 Views 22 Comments

She was listening to music as she dozed, about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne when it happened.

# watch-out - Friday 3 March, 2017

Dara Ó Briain cracked a photographer with a sliotar while playing hurling at the home of English cricket
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From The Daily Edge
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Dara Ó Briain cracked a photographer with a sliotar while playing hurling at the home of English cricket

Mar 3rd 2017, 5:48 PM 9,219 Views 0 Comments

An accident, of course.

# watch-out - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam
# Alert
# Alert

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam

Jan 31st 2017, 6:55 PM 21,214 Views 21 Comments

A link in the message might contain malware.

# watch-out - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster
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# Watch Out

SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster

Jul 6th 2016, 8:22 PM 29,160 Views 10 Comments

Scammers are trying to lure targets in with promises of fake vouchers.

# watch-out - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around
# Gone Phishing
# Gone Phishing

There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around

Apr 27th 2016, 10:37 PM 39,593 Views 28 Comments

Watch out.

# watch-out - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Should people be fined for texting while walking?
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# Watch Out

Should people be fined for texting while walking?

Mar 26th 2016, 4:22 PM 21,361 Views 49 Comments

One US city will discuss such a law.

# watch-out - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Showing off on Facebook could make you an easy target for burglars
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# Watch Out

Showing off on Facebook could make you an easy target for burglars

Dec 1st 2015, 12:05 PM 14,528 Views 26 Comments

People aged 17- to 24-years-old are most likely to reveal sensitive information on the internet.

# watch-out - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

This Dunnes Stores product could be a potential food safety hazard
# Check The Presses
# Check The Presses

This Dunnes Stores product could be a potential food safety hazard

Nov 11th 2015, 8:25 PM 32,966 Views 12 Comments

The FSAI has issued a warning about a batch of vegetable samosas.

# watch-out - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Opel carrying out investigation after car bursts into flames outside Cork
# Car Fire
# Car Fire

Opel carrying out investigation after car bursts into flames outside Cork

Oct 29th 2015, 10:30 PM 26,436 Views 40 Comments

This follows a series of incidents in the UK.

# watch-out - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Elaborate stories and 'too good to be true' ads: how scammers target students
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# Watch Out

Elaborate stories and 'too good to be true' ads: how scammers target students

Sep 13th 2015, 5:20 PM 23,336 Views 14 Comments

Students moving to Ireland for the first time have been warned to watch out for fake accommodation ads.

# watch-out - Monday 17 August, 2015

Going to the US? Some sites are charging €126 for a €12 form you need
# Overcharging
# Overcharging

Going to the US? Some sites are charging €126 for a €12 form you need

Aug 17th 2015, 6:05 AM 92,658 Views 17 Comments

Many sites are overcharging for the Esta registration forms.

# watch-out - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online
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Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online

Jun 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 17,550 Views 12 Comments

Some are pretty simple.

# watch-out - Thursday 28 May, 2015

That theoretical two-bedroom flat in the heart of Dublin for €750 a month is probably a scam
# Too Good To Be True
# Too Good To Be True

That theoretical two-bedroom flat in the heart of Dublin for €750 a month is probably a scam

May 28th 2015, 5:50 PM 3,520 Views 0 Comments

While property sites work hard to root out scammers, people should still be extremely vigilant.

# watch-out - Saturday 23 May, 2015

This spice which is sold in Ireland has traces of Salmonella in it
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# Watch Out

This spice which is sold in Ireland has traces of Salmonella in it

May 23rd 2015, 2:45 PM 27,160 Views 12 Comments

Monolith Kurkumawurzel gemahlen is sold in Eastern European food businesses.

# watch-out - Thursday 30 April, 2015

The former head of the ECB is in Dublin - and he's got some fancy bling
# Watch The Throne
# Watch The Throne

The former head of the ECB is in Dublin - and he's got some fancy bling

Apr 30th 2015, 5:13 PM 15,983 Views 26 Comments

Jean Claude Trichet: Frenchman, banker, gadget enthusiast.

# watch-out - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

An out-of-control cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth
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# Watch Out

An out-of-control cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth

Apr 29th 2015, 11:48 AM 18,587 Views 30 Comments

Video has emerged of it spinning out of control.

# watch-out - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

This app could stop people who write dodgy tweets from losing their job
# Dirty Words
# Dirty Words

This app could stop people who write dodgy tweets from losing their job

Apr 21st 2015, 9:21 PM 12,819 Views 10 Comments

And the guy who set it up knows exactly what can go wrong.

# watch-out - Friday 17 April, 2015

Zebras escape from farm as they were angry at sale of some of their stable-mates
# Zebras Crossing
# Zebras Crossing

Zebras escape from farm as they were angry at sale of some of their stable-mates

Apr 17th 2015, 10:05 PM 16,689 Views 16 Comments

They broke free at around 3pm but have now been safely captured and brought back to the farm.

# watch-out - Friday 13 February, 2015

Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl
# Angry Birds
# Angry Birds

Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl

Feb 13th 2015, 8:35 PM 12,056 Views 28 Comments

One US town has erected signs to warn of malicious birds.

# watch-out - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island
# Water Worries
# Water Worries

Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island

Dec 20th 2014, 5:03 PM 16,006 Views 26 Comments

Thankfully, it was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.

# watch-out - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax
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# Watch Out

Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax

Dec 2nd 2014, 7:14 AM 6,574 Views 51 Comments

This would mean Northern Ireland could match our very attractive 12.5% rate. Let the games begin…

# watch-out - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Someone is selling "Nidge's watch" on the internet
# Crimewatch
# Crimewatch

Someone is selling "Nidge's watch" on the internet

Nov 4th 2014, 11:57 AM 17,091 Views 15 Comments

What time is it? Crime time.

# watch-out - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Ship carrying radioactive concrete catches fire off Scotland
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Ship carrying radioactive concrete catches fire off Scotland

Oct 8th 2014, 9:46 AM 8,248 Views 16 Comments

The Parida caught fire late last night.

# watch-out - Monday 15 September, 2014

Chinese city creates special footpath lane for smartphone users
# Eyes Forward
From The Daily Edge
# Eyes Forward

Chinese city creates special footpath lane for smartphone users

Sep 15th 2014, 3:15 PM 1,694 Views 0 Comments

Could Ireland use some of these?

# watch-out - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano
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# Watch Out

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

Aug 31st 2014, 11:30 AM 14,732 Views 5 Comments

Earlier this week, airspace was closed near the volcano after an eruption on the glacier.

# watch-out - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Motorcyclist in insane front-flip crash lands feet-first on roof of moving car
# No Words
From The Daily Edge
# No Words

Motorcyclist in insane front-flip crash lands feet-first on roof of moving car

Aug 20th 2014, 1:45 PM 2,989 Views 2 Comments

OMG.

# watch-out - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Watch this little boy on a bike crash straight into a tree
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From The Daily Edge
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Watch this little boy on a bike crash straight into a tree

Nov 27th 2013, 4:52 PM 2,699 Views 1 Comment

While his father laughs and records it. For shame.

# watch-out - Monday 30 September, 2013

What's it like to face an Anthony Nash 21-yard free?
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From The42
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What's it like to face an Anthony Nash 21-yard free?

Sep 30th 2013, 4:08 PM 7,590 Views 4 Comments

Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly explains how they prepared to face the Cork ‘keepers power.

# watch-out - Friday 25 January, 2013

South Africa tries to capture 15,000 runaway crocodiles
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South Africa tries to capture 15,000 runaway crocodiles

Jan 25th 2013, 4:21 PM 7,924 Views 13 Comments

The Rakwena Crocodile Farm was flooded during torrential downpours last weekend – with thousands of crocs escaping.

# watch-out - Friday 20 April, 2012

VIDEO: Nets fan gets hit by ball while texting
# It's For You
From The42
# It's For You

VIDEO: Nets fan gets hit by ball while texting

Apr 20th 2012, 3:33 PM 787 Views 0 Comments

Scolding parents the world over will enjoy this ‘told you so’ moment from an NBA match

# watch-out - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Central Bank issues warning on investment firms
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Central Bank issues warning on investment firms

Mar 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,406 Views 7 Comments

Two investment firms have been offering services in Ireland – despite not being authorised to do so.

# watch-out - Monday 3 October, 2011

'You will be robbed!' - Barcelona-bound Irish soccer fans warned
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From The42
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'You will be robbed!' - Barcelona-bound Irish soccer fans warned

Oct 3rd 2011, 1:38 PM 2,428 Views 18 Comments

People travelling to the city have been told to attempt to avoid a crime wave, which is specifically targeting tourists.

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