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#1 Carjacking: Three injured, one of them a member of the Gardai, during carjacking at Dublin Airport.
The incident took place yesterday afternoon, at around 3:40 pm.
A man was loading the boot of his vehicle when an assailant stole his car. The hijacked vehicle was stopped a short time later in the Ballymun area, where a second incident took place. A member of the Gardai got injured. Both the garda and the hijacker were taken to Beaumont Hospital, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
#2 Budget: Pensioners may see their Christmas bonus reinstated, or at least part of it, after this year’s Budget.
The measure is being considered by Tánaiste Joan Burton and the Department of Social Protection, according to Government sources.
#3 Ebola: UK hospitals “on standy” in preparation for a possible Ebola outbreak.
As the UK Prime Minister David Cameron chairs an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss the worldwide threat of Ebola, some hospitals report being “on standby”, to cover the eventuality of a viral outbreak in the country.
Experts have warned that the UK is the most likely place for a new outbreak.
#4 Weather: Heavy rain forecast for the south of the country, with Cork specially at risk of flooding.
There will be widespread showers elsewhere too, with “heavy, thundery showers” expected to spread from the south and mid-west of the country to the rest of Ireland.
#5 Terrorist plot: Some “islamist-related” arrests have taken place in London overnight, with MI5 agents stating that they may have foiled a major terrorist plot.
Four men were arrested at separate locations across the English capital, all aged in their 20s. One of the men had to be subdued by taser.
All four suspects have been taken to police stations in central London and remain in custody this morning.