Bob Collins (above left), chairman of the Policing Authority and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this afternoon

This afternoon.

The Policing Authority.


The number of the least.


The Garda Commissioner has said a number of Gardaí are under investigation after they continued to cancel 999 calls without going through the proper procedure.

The Policing Authority has been told that a further 53 emergency calls were cancelled without a proper policing response, even after previous improper cancellations had been highlighted publicly and new procedures had been put in place.

Commissioner Drew Harris said even though the number was relatively small, he was shocked by what had happened.

The Authority Chairman Bob Collins described the actions of the Garda members as “incredible“, “wholly inappropriate” and “utterly dismissive” of people who call 999.

Gardaí under investigation for continued cancellation of 999 calls (RTÉ)

Previously: What’s Your Emergency?

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This afternoon.

La Palma, Canaries, Spain.

Via El Pais:

‘Locals evacuated from their homes following the eruption on the Canary Island do not know yet know whether the lava has destroyed their houses, nor when they will be able to return.’

Distress and uncertainty take hold in La Palma: ‘We’ve lost our whole life’ (El Pais in English)

Top pic: Samuel Sánchez

Via the Health Protection Surveillance Centre

This afternoon.

Latest figures on COVID-19 deaths reported in Ireland from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show ‘underlying conditions’ (an existing chronic or long-term illness which weakens the immune system) reported in 86.85 per cent of fatalities.

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This afternoon.

Via IGN:

The directive would also force manufacturers to sell devices without bundled chargers, allowing consumers to keep using their existing USB-C cables. Fast charging would also become standard, meaning manufacturers couldn’t artifically limit the speed of USB-C charging, presumably in the hope of making proprietary chargers more attractive.

The EU Plans to Force Apple to Include USB-C Ports on Phones (IGN)

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Members of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) – protesting outside the dáil (Leinster House) over funding for purpose built student housing.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

This afternoon.

United Nations, New York, New York, USA.

Top of the globalists, Ma.

LIVE: Taoiseach chairs UN Security Council climate talks (RTÉ)

Earlier: The Frog Chorus

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This morning.

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny pays tribute to Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is stepping down as Chancellor of Germany, a role she has held since 2005.

German election 2021: Who’s who in the race to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor? (EuroNews)


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