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Garda injured in Ballyfermot assault

A garda remains in hospital after an incident in Ballyfermot in the early hours of the morning.

Two gardaí were assaulted "by a number of people" while responding to a public order incident at a pub on Ballyfermot Road at approximately 12.45am, the force said in a statement.

Two males, one aged in his 50s and the other in his 30s, were subsequently arrested and were taken to Ballyfermot Garda station.

The two injured gardaí — one male and one female — were transferred to St James's Hospital, where one remains "pending further assessment in relation to injuries sustained".

Van enters water in Offaly

A man has died after a fatal road incident in which a van entered the water at Banagher Marina, Co Offaly on Sunday evening.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene just after 5.30pm.

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The man, aged his 70s, was removed from the van which had entered the water and was treated at the scene. He was then taken to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe where he was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí confirmed there were no other occupants in the van.

Scam warnings ahead of Black Friday

Gardaí are urging consumers to be in vigilant in order to avoid falling for scams put in place by cyber criminals in the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The warning comes as new figures from a report by Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) showed that more than €45 million was stolen through frauds and scams in Ireland the second half of 2021.

It is estimated that up to €26 million will be spent in Ireland on shopping on Black Friday, with AIB predicting that €18,000 will be spent every minute on November 25th.

Detective Chief Superintendent Patrick Lordan said shoppers need to think twice before committing to a purchase online, warning that if something looks too good to be true, it often ends up being a scam.

Rain warnings issued by Met Éireann

Met Éireann has issued updated weather warnings amid heavy rain in parts of the country.

Overnight, an orange rain warning was in place for Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford, while a yellow warning was due to cover the entire country until 8pm on Monday.

The updated alerts include a yellow warning for Louth, Monaghan and Donegal - lasting from midday to 8pm on Monday, while a yellow wind advisory will cover Cork and Kerry from 8pm on Monday evening through to 4am on Tuesday.

The UK Met Office has also issued a yellow rain warning for Northern Ireland for all of Monday.

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