Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following robbery in Macroom

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a robbery incident on Tuesday, 17th of September 2019, in Macroom.

Shortly before 3pm, two ladies (mid 60s and early 90s) were out walking in the Castlegrounds, Macroom, when they were both knocked to the ground and had their handbag stolen by two men. The men then left the scene, into Macroom Golf club and out onto the road at Sleeven Upper. The woman in her 90s was brought to Cork University Hospital with what is described as minor injuries.
The two suspects are described as both being tall, thin and in their late teens/early 20s

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Castlegrounds in Macroom, Macroom Golf Club or Sleeven Upper, and who may have seen the two men. Gardaí are also seeking any drivers who were in the area at the time and who have dash cam footage.

Gardaí can be contacted at Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.




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High pressure to dominate the weather as temperatures soar to low 20’s

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High pressure will be centred near or over Ireland up until and including Saturday, bringing mostly dry, calm and settled conditions as the week progresses.

Tonight (Monday) will be dry and rather chilly with good clear spells. Mist and fog setting in later, especially across inland areas. Lowest temperatures will range from 3° to 7° degrees.

Tomorrow, Tuesday will see early morning mist and fog clearing on Tuesday to give a dry and fine day with spells of autumn sunshine. Highest temperatures will range 17°C to 19°C.

Met Éireann’s outlook for the rest of the week indicate that most of the days should bring long spells of autumn sunshine, with light breezes (increasing moderate southeasterly later in the week). However, cloud will spill into north and northwest areas at times with some patchy drizzle along northern coasts during Wednesday.

Temperatures will continue to improve day by day, ranging 17 to 20 degrees on Wednesday and 18 to 22 degrees on the days thereafter, possibly higher in some parts.

Chilly enough at night however, especially Tuesday and Wednesday after-dark when temperatures may drop to the low single figures locally. Some shallow mist and fog patches by night too.

Present indications suggest that the weather will turn more unsettled later this coming weekend and into next week.




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Renewed appeal for witnesses following a serious assault on Patrick Street on Thursday 12th September

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Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses in relation to a serious assault that occurred on Patrick Street, Cork close to the junction with Academy Street, shortly after 9pm on Thursday, 12th September 2019. A man in his 40s was brought to Cork University Hospital where is condition is still believed to be serious.

Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station today, Superintendent Michael Comyns said “We are appealing for anyone who was in the Patrick Street area from 8.30pm to 9:30pm to get in touch with us. We are particularly anxious to speak to the occupants of several cars which were on Patrick Street at the time of the assault. Also, anyone who may have any mobile phone footage or dash cam footage, to please contact us.”

Gardaí can be contacted at Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

No arrests have been made in relation to this serious assault and the investigation is ongoing.




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Man charged in connection with multiple burglaries in Rochestown on 12th September

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Update: Sunday 15th September 2019
The man in his 20s who was arrested following a number of burglaries in the Rochestown area of Cork city on Thursday, 12th September 2019, has been charged.

He is due to appear before a special sitting of Cork City District Court this afternoon Sunday 15th September, 2019 at 1:30pm.


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to a number of burglaries that occurred yesterday, Thursday 12th September, 2019 at approximately 3p.m. in the Rochestown area of Cork City.

Gardaí responded to reports of a burglary in progress. The suspect vehicle rammed a Garda Patrol car and left the scene. No Garda member was injured at the time of the collision. The suspect vehicle was abandoned at Mahon Golf Club and an extensive search commenced by a number of Garda members, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit and Air Support Unit.

During the course of the search a number of stolen items were recovered and a vehicle was seized for technical examination.

At approximately 6.40p.m a man in his 20s was located by Garda Dog “Laser” and was arrested by Gardaí. He is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Togher Garda Station.

Gardaí continue to carry out searches and are appealing for any witness to this incident. Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have witnessed two men, believed to be aged in their 20s/30s, in the area and who may appear to have muddy or dirty clothes to contact us immediately.

Gardaí can be contact at Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.




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Think… Could it be Sepsis? World Sepsis Day – Today Friday 13th September

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Think… Could it be Sepsis?

HSE marks Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September

September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the HSE is urging everyone to familiarise themselves with the signs and symptoms of Sepsis, and be ready to ask ‘Could it be Sepsis?’

Sepsis is complex and difficult to diagnose. It is the body’s abnormal response to infection that results in the body’s own immune system attacking its own tissues and organs and can be life threatening.

Sepsis can develop from any infection and can affect anyone, but it is more common in the very young, the elderly, and people with pre-existing medical conditions or those with a weakened immune system.  One in five people who develop sepsis will die but with early recognition and treatment the risk can be reduced.

To mark World Sepsis Day today (Friday, 13th September), and as part of Sepsis Awareness Month, the HSE has been joined by families, patients and staff to help raise public awareness of Sepsis and its symptoms.  Participants have kindly shared their personal experience of Sepsis and are committed to helping others to improve public awareness and understanding of this life-threatening infection.

One mother, who shared her daughter Molly’s story, is Audrey McGahon from Co Clare.  Molly came home from school complaining of a pain in her back, had a very high temperature and was sleepy. Having been to the GP, Audrey decided to go to the ED as Molly was getting sleepier and experiencing increased pain.  It was only when Molly got to hospital a few hours later that septic shock was diagnosed by a nurse who recognised the symptoms. “She’d gone into renal failure.  All her organs basically were being attacked at the same time.”

Molly was transferred immediately from Limerick to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.  “We were told to prepare ourselves; that she didn’t have long, so every minute, every beep from every machine seemed like a lifetime and that’s how the first 4 to 5 days went.  Molly was intubated for 21 days.”

Molly recovered from Sepsis but lives with life altering challenges.  Audrey says, “Our message to families, parents, children out there, just don’t take any chances. There were no huge warnings so just don’t wait.”

Former Ireland international footballer Stephen Carr lost his mother, a fit and healthy 64 year old, to Sepsis last year.  “My mam just had the normal flu, wasn’t really shaking it off.”  Over the course of a week, Stephen’s mother deteriorated and by the time she got to hospital she was diagnosed with Sepsis.  “Doctors did everything they could, but it was just too late, she had Sepsis going on.  I think you have to question everything if you’re not getting better.  The question is “Have I got Sepsis now?”

According to Dr Martina Healy, HSE Sepsis Programme Clinical Lead “The most effective way to reduce death from sepsis is by prevention; good sanitation, personal hygiene, eating healthily, exercising moderately, breastfeeding, avoiding unnecessary antibiotics and vaccination for preventable infections such as the flu vaccine.”

“The next most effective way is early recognition and treatment. This is not simple. Sepsis evolves over time and the pace of its development depends on the patient’s general health status, their genetic response to infection and the characteristics of the infection. Thus, the patient’s characteristics (e.g.; age, existing medical conditions, medications) can impact on the  pattern of presentation. The body’s response and the causing bug also play a part on the clinical course of the illness.”

 The most commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Slurred speech, confusion, excessive drowsiness
  • Excessive sleepiness or drowsiness, confusion
  • Pain or discomfort in the muscles or joints, passing very little or no urine
  • Severe breathlessness, a racing heart, shivering, fever, feeling very cold
  • I feel like I’m going to die”
  • Skin changes like pale, cold, discoloured skin or a rash that won’t fade when pressed on

 In children the signs to look out for include;

  • abnormally cold to the touch
  • looks  mottled , bluish or pale
  • breathing very fast
  • is unusually sleepy and difficult to wake
  • has a rash that does not fade when you press it
  • having fits or convulsions

 Also in children under 5;

  • not feeding
  • vomiting repeatedly
  • has not had a wet nappy in last 12 hours

Sepsis is a global healthcare problem. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.  It is more common than heart attack, and claims more lives than any cancer, even in the most developed countries.

HSE Sepsis experts will be at this year’s National Ploughing Championships from 17 – 19 September providing information about Sepsis.  Look out for them at HSE Health and Wellbeing Stand (number 458) within the Government of Ireland Village.  You can also visit the website for further details at www.hse.ie/sepsis.

The HSE is sincerely grateful to Audrey and Molly, Stephen, Anna Marie and Karen and Joe, and Yvonne for sharing their stories to raise awareness of Sepsis. To watch and share the stories of people affected by Sepsis see links below, go to HSE Ireland’s Facebook page or @HSELive on Twitter #SepsisAwarenessMonth

 




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Gardaí are also appealing for witnesses following an assault on Grand Parade in the early hours of this morning

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to an assault incident that took place on Grand Parade, on the 13th of September 2019, at approximately 12:15am.

A man in his late teens was taken to Cork University Hospital with what is believed to be serious injuries. A man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 4 of the criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are appealing or anyone who may have witnessed the indent to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.




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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault on Patrick St. on 12/09/19

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to an alleged assault incident that occurred on Patrick Street shortly after 9pm on the 12th September 2019. A man in his 40s was brought to Cork University Hospital where is condition is understood to be serious.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Patrick Street area from 8pm to 9:15pm and who may have witnessed any incident, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000 , The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.




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One male (28) detained following a high speed pursuit in Cork earlier today after multiple burglaries

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A number of burglaries occurred today, Thursday 12th September, 2019 at approximately 3p.m. in the Rochestown area of Cork City.

Gardaí responded to reports of a burglary in progress and as a result a suspect vehicle that was attempting to leave the scene rammed a Garda Patrol car and left the scene. The suspect vehicle was eventually abandoned at Mahon Golf Club and as a result an extensive search commenced by a number of Garda members, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit and Air Support Unit. During the course of the search a number of stolen items were recovered.

At approximately 6.40p.m. one man (28 years) was located and arrested. He is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Togher Garda Station. The search is ongoing.




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Man charged with charged with trespassing to commit assault in connection with the murder of Paul Jones on the Bandon Road on the 7th September

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Update 12th September 2019:
The man is his 40’s detained at Mayfield Garda Station has been charged in relation to this incident. He will appear before Cork District Court at 10:30am this morning 12/09/2019.

The woman in her 50’s remains in custody at Togher Garda Station.


Update Sunday 8th September 2019 @ 17:15:

The post mortem examination has now been completed on the body of the man in his 50s who was discovered in a house on the Bandon Rd in Cork City yesterday morning, Saturday 7th September 2019. For operational reasons investigating Gardaí are not releasing the details of the post mortem. A full murder investigation has now been launched.

Investigating Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information and are anxious to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Bandon Road / McCurtain Villas area of Cork City between Monday 2nd September and Saturday 7th September 2019 and to anyone who may have dash cam footage to please contact the incident room at Anglesea Street on 021-4522000, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


Update 20:30: 

Gardaí at Anglesea Street in Cork are appealing for information following the discovery of the body of a man in his 50s in a house on the Bandon Road, Cork City.

Investigating officers are anxious to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Bandon Road / McCurtain Villas area of Cork City between Monday 2nd September and Saturday 7th September 2019 and to anyone who may have dash cam footage to please contact the incident room at Anglesea Street on 021-4522000, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

The body of the deceased was removed this evening to the morgue at Cork University Hospital. A post mortem examination will be carried out by the Assistant State Pathologist Dr. Linda Mulligan tomorrow, Sunday 8th September 2019.


 

Gardaí are investigating all circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a man in his 50s in a house on the Bandon Rd, Cork City.

The man’s body was discovered by Gardaí shortly after 11.30am today, Saturday 7th September 2019.

The scene is currently being examined by members of the Divisional Scenes of Crime Unit. The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow.

Enquires are ongoing and the course of the investigation will be determined by the outcome of the post-mortem.




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Weather outlook for the week ahead – Saturday 7th September 2019

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Met Éireann have released the Storm Names for the 2019/2020 Storm Season. Did your name make the cut? Check it here.

A mixed bag of weather next week including heavy rain with possibly spot flooding. Temperatures ranging from 19°C to as low as 3°C overnight on Monday. We’ve got the official forecast from Met Éireann below.

Saturday 7th September

Staying dry across most areas with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, though a few light showers may occur too. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees Celsius, best values in the south, in mostly light northwest breezes.

Sunday 8th September

Sunday will bring rain and drizzle to Atlantic counties into the afternoon, turning heavier into the evening. Mildest, driest and brightest across the midlands and east with some sunny spells. Feeling rather mild and humid with highs of 16 to 19 degrees (best values in the east), in mostly light southwest breezes.

Wet overnight with persistent rain and spot flooding. Lowest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees Celsius, in mostly light southwest breezes.

Monday 9th September

Any lingering overnight rain across parts of the north and east will quickly clear. Sunny spells and scattered blustery showers will follow for the rest of the day, but a few of those will continue heavy in the north and east. Feeling fresh with highs of 14 to 17 degrees, in moderate to fresh northwest breezes.

Chilly and calm overnight with long clear spells; lows of 3 to 8 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday 10th September

A cool crisp start but staying dry for much of the day with long spells of autumn sunshine and light to moderate southwest breezes. Highest temperatures 15 to 17 degrees. However, rain will arrive into the west and northwest later in the afternoon moving in elsewhere later with very wet and windy weather after dark. Southwest winds will also freshen, increasing strong up along the Atlantic coast.

Very wet and breezy overnight with lows of 12 to 14 degrees Celsius.

Wednesday 11th September

A damp start after overnight rain with sunny spells and scattred blustery showers through the day. Highest temperatures 16 to 19 degrees Celsius, mildest across the east.


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