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From TheJournal.ie These are the Irish films we'll be talking about in 2018 Ones To Watch

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

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

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

Test your skills, Danny.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí have seized nearly €95k in jewellery linked to the Kinahan cartel OPERATION HYBRID

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons Bird Strike

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane Australia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam Alert

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam

A link in the message might contain malware.

From TheJournal.ie SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster Watch Out

SuperValu warns customers not to respond to email fraudster

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

From TheJournal.ie There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around Gone Phishing
From TheJournal.ie Should people be fined for texting while walking? Watch Out This post contains a poll

Should people be fined for texting while walking?

One US city will discuss such a law.

From TheJournal.ie Showing off on Facebook could make you an easy target for burglars Watch Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This Dunnes Stores product could be a potential food safety hazard Check The Presses

This Dunnes Stores product could be a potential food safety hazard

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

From TheJournal.ie Opel carrying out investigation after car bursts into flames outside Cork Car Fire

Opel carrying out investigation after car bursts into flames outside Cork

This follows a series of incidents in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Elaborate stories and 'too good to be true' ads: how scammers target students Watch Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Going to the US? Some sites are charging €126 for a €12 form you need Overcharging

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

Many sites are overcharging for the Esta registration forms.

From TheJournal.ie Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online Watch Out
From TheJournal.ie That theoretical two-bedroom flat in the heart of Dublin for €750 a month is probably a scam Too Good To Be True

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This spice which is sold in Ireland has traces of Salmonella in it Watch Out

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

Monolith Kurkumawurzel gemahlen is sold in Eastern European food businesses.

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

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

Jean Claude Trichet: Frenchman, banker, gadget enthusiast.

From TheJournal.ie An out-of-control cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth Watch Out

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

Video has emerged of it spinning out of control.

From TheJournal.ie This app could stop people who write dodgy tweets from losing their job Dirty Words

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Zebras escape from farm as they were angry at sale of some of their stable-mates Zebras Crossing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl Angry Birds

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island Water Worries

Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island

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

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax Watch Out

Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax

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

From TheJournal.ie Someone is selling "Nidge's watch" on the internet Crimewatch

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

What time is it? Crime time.

From TheJournal.ie Ship carrying radioactive concrete catches fire off Scotland Watch Out

Ship carrying radioactive concrete catches fire off Scotland

The Parida caught fire late last night.

Chinese city creates special footpath lane for smartphone users

Could Ireland use some of these?

From TheJournal.ie Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano Watch Out

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

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

Watch this little boy on a bike crash straight into a tree

While his father laughs and records it. For shame.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie South Africa tries to capture 15,000 runaway crocodiles Watch Out

South Africa tries to capture 15,000 runaway crocodiles

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

From The42 VIDEO: Nets fan gets hit by ball while texting It's For You This post contains videos

VIDEO: Nets fan gets hit by ball while texting

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

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank issues warning on investment firms Watch Out

Central Bank issues warning on investment firms

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

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

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

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

SOCIAL NETWORKING-savvy burglars can  strike gold on websites like Facebook and Twitter when users display their travel and work plans.

Out of thoughtlessness or a false sense of security (you are among “friends” after all) many people post their plans online. As innocent as it may seem, its not always safe.

The UK-based insurance company More Than conducted a survey, asking 50 former criminals how they chose their targets. Monitoring victims on social networking sites and examining their updates and posts was common.

Some even monitor mobile Twitter users, to see where they are at any given moment.

With many users placing personal details, like their address or telephone number, on social networking sites all that a would-be burglar needs to do is log on to see when you’re safely out of the way.

Pete Markey, a spokesman for More Than, said that today’s burglars are combining old techniques with new.

He added, “Using Facebook or Twitter to boast about a big night out or a fortnight in Barbados may impress friends and colleagues, but it’s enough to give the social-media savvy burglar all they need to know.”

According to the results of the survey, 68% of burglars said they collected information about their target’s home or daily routine in advance of a robbery.