More to follow.
Bob Collins (above left), chairman of the Policing Authority and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris 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.
Previously: What’s Your Emergency?
Top pic: Alamy stock
Behold: the Brabus ‘Rocket Edition’ AMG GLE – purportedly the fastest production SUV on the planet.
Based on the Mercedes GLE 63S, the the twin-turbo 4.5L V8 has been thoroughly reworked, developing a terrifying 900bhp, surging to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 330km/h.
Other Brabus goodies include an Airmatic Sports suspension controller, carbon fibre components, carbon-titanium tailpipes and gigantic 24in (61cm) wheels with carbon aero discs. The interior is Alcantra, carbon fibre and fine leather with red anodised metal accents.
Only 25 will be built and yours will cost a minimum of €381,243.
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.’
Top pic: Samuel Sánchez
Via the Health Protection Surveillance Centre
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.
More deaths per month in the previous three months this year than the same three months last year.
But yeah, the vaccine.
— Paulius (@Paulius152) September 23, 2021
The European Commission has announced plans to force electronics companies to adopt USB-C as a “universal charger” on all devices – meaning Apple would have to abandon its Lightning chargers. https://t.co/1CWzrtzR6I pic.twitter.com/4zAlaOsm6J
— IGN (@IGN) September 23, 2021
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.
USI is NOW demonstrating outside the Dáil and we will sleep out overnight to DEMAND urgent action on the student crisis accommodation❗️❗️❗️
— Union of Students in Ireland (@TheUSI) September 23, 2021
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.
Speaking at the UN Security Council climate talks, Taoiseach Micheál Martin says “Climate Change is the defining challenge of our generation” and adds it is essential that we act now to prevent further warming | More: https://t.co/XWsQe2vdUi pic.twitter.com/XweENCyYVC
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) September 23, 2021
We must move past theoretical debates and respond to the reality that #climatechange is exacerbating conflict globally.
This Council can and must do more. It has the mandate and it has the tools.
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) September 23, 2021
United Nations, New York, New York, USA.
Top of the globalists, Ma.
Earlier: The Frog Chorus
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.