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At Home: Pregnant woman was trapped on a balcony during Tallaght fire

A pregnant woman was trapped on her apartment balcony during a fire at the Glashaus Hotel at Belgard Square in Tallaght.

The blaze, which occurred on Saturday, forced Victor Macaraig, his wife Almarie, and their friend Kristian to call for help from their balcony after thick smoke prevented them from reaching the emergency exit.

He said his wife, who is 14 weeks pregnant, called for help from their fifth-floor balcony.

He told Dublin Live, "We kept thinking we were going to be burnt to ashes and maybe they would find our bodies hugging each other."

Firefighters reached the stranded residents and transferred them to hospital.

14-year-old boy to stand trial in March 2022 for the murder of Urantsetseg Tserendorj

A 14-year-old boy will stand trial next March for the murder of Urantsetseg Tserendorj.


The mum-of-two was stabbed at the IFSC in Dublin on January 20th, 2020.

48-year-old Tserendorj was walking home from work when the teenager attacked her.

She passed away in hospital after two weeks.

It is believed the trial will take up to four weeks.

He cannot be named due to his age.

Concerns over 'tsunami' of mental health issues in children

There are major concerns about the number of children suffering from mental health issues in Ireland.

Mental health experts fear a 'tsunami' of issues is on the way after the pandemic.


The chief executive of the ISPCC said the pandemic has had a detrimental affect on young people's mental health.

John Church said: “The anxiety levels and tensions were through the roof – in the first week of the lockdown in March last year, there was a 30 per cent increase in calls to Childline."

“There was a lot about fear of getting the virus and loved ones and grandparents getting it," he added.

Covid: CMO Tony Holohan urges people to be cautious as Covid cases increase

Dr. Tony Holohan has urged the public, especially those who are high risk, to practice caution as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

NPHET is worried about the increase in ICU admissions as Ireland's hospital struggle to keep up with the influx of Covid patients.

Dr. Holohan said people need to be responsible as the Covid situation worsens.

He stressed that there is "no single silver bullet solution" to the pandemic.


"Our collective assessment is that there needs to be a focus on our entire behaviour across the population, to achieve that little bit extra on top of what we are already achieving."

"It's particularly important that people who are vulnerable to the severe effects of this disease, those with underlying conditions, people over the age of 60 in particular, minimise as much as they can their discretionary social contacts and are aware of the kinds of factors that are important in influencing their own risk," he added.

63 deaths were confirmed in the past week. A further 2,148 cases were confirmed on October 20th.

Celebrity: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge caught "snogging" at Earthshot Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were like two teens in love at the Earthshot Awards, a source has revealed.

Apparently, Prince William and Kate were spotted snogging backstage at the event.

OK! reported, "Wills and Kate were all over each other whenever it was quiet and no one was really around, just like a couple of kids in love.

"(They were) still very discreet, obviously. It was a very casual vibe backstage before everyone was seated," they added.

The Duke and Duchess are often quite formal at royal engagements so attendees were quite surprised by their rare PDA.