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This September was warmest at Shannon since records began

IT was the warmest month of September in the 71 years since records have been kept at Shannon, according to Met Éireann. Shannon had a mean temperature for the month of 15.7 degrees, the joint highest in Ireland. This temperature was 1.5 degrees above Shannon’s long term average. On September 7 a temperature of 27.9 degrees was recorded, the hottest ever seen at Shannon during any month of September since records began. Shannon was the joint warmest weather station in Ireland during the month, but it was exceptionally warm all over Ireland, with eight other stations having their warmest ever September. Records have been kept at the Phoenix Park in Dublin for 122 years and it was the warmest ever September there. In a report published earlier this year Met Éireann found that the annual average surface air temperature in Ireland has increased by more than 0.9 degrees celsisus in the last 120 years, with a rise in temperatures being …

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Rape victims face September crisis

TRAUMATISED victims of sexual abuse and rape will be forced to cope on their own for the next month, when Rape Crisis Midwest closes its outreach centre in Ennis. A funding shortage of €120,000 this year has meant the Ennis and Nenagh centres will close from Monday next until Monday, September 29. Psychotherapist and counsellor, Anne Ginnane works in the Ennis centre and is very worried about the impact of the closure on her clients. “I’ve spent a lot of time over the past four weeks preparing my clients for this closure. I’ve asked them how it’s going to affect them and I have worked on that with them. I’ve given them strategies. They can phone Rape Crisis in Limerick. They might get an answering machine and they’ll try to get back to them and help them with the limits they have. “There is also the Samaritan 24-hour phoneline, if clients are suicidal and other referral phone numbers that I’ve …

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