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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 23 October, 2018


# accidents - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Appeal for witnesses after walkers struck in separate serious road accidents in Mayo and Dublin

A man in his 30s dies after being struck by a van in west Dublin this morning, while a 31-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car in Breaffy, Mayo.

# accidents - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car

Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.

# accidents - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades

“This is unusual,” said an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

# accidents - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Judge throws out allegedly fraudulent car crash case at request of Zurich Insurance

The court heard that the insurance cover policy was taken out 26 days before the accident.

# accidents - Monday 27 June, 2016

Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often

The pilot scheme will warn smartphone users to pay attention to their surroundings.

# accidents - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Two arrested after suspected burglars crash two cars into Liffey

No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.

# accidents - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention

Boys are more likely to get injured than girls.

# accidents - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From Business ETC Google’s self-driving cars have been in 12 accidents, but none were their fault* Hands Off

Google’s self-driving cars have been in 12 accidents, but none were their fault*

*Although a company employee was in control of one at the time of one crash.

# accidents - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Accidents are one of the biggest causes of death among people with ADHD

The risk of premature death among people with the disorder is more than twice the level of those without.

# accidents - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure

ICSA says farmers are increasingly taking on childcare responsibilities during the busiest farming months of the year.

# accidents - Friday 11 July, 2014

Mind now: Saturdays and July most likely times for accidents in public places

Injuries Board figures show that €44m awarded in public liability accidents last year.

# accidents - Monday 6 January, 2014

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.

# accidents - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

We’re living life on the edge with every single text.

# accidents - Friday 18 October, 2013

How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?

And more importantly – how can they be prevented?

# accidents - Sunday 4 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 dogs who just wanted to be pretty Wolf Whistle

8 dogs who just wanted to be pretty

These dogs fetched some fierce lipsticks.

# accidents - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man thrown in jail for pooing his pants Crap One

Man thrown in jail for pooing his pants

Criminally disgusting.

# accidents - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Man (22) killed while working at SmartPly plant in Waterford

The incident happened at the SmartPly plant, a subsidiary of Coillte, at around 3pm yesterday.

# accidents - Sunday 28 April, 2013

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone" Agri Accidents This post contains videos

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

# accidents - Friday 26 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 people who had an unbelievably close call

12 people who had an unbelievably close call

Prepare to say ARGH.

# accidents - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Farmers’ association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents

Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.

# accidents - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Why NYC can't save people from being hit by subways USA

Why NYC can't save people from being hit by subways

Sliding doors suggestions would be ‘too complicated and costly’ to implement.

# accidents - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Toyota to pay $1.1 billion to settle huge recalls lawsuit

Toyota did not accept any blame for the mass recalls but agreed to compensate owners who said their cars lost value after dozens of deadly accidents.

# accidents - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

# accidents - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Road accident hotspots identified in new research

So far this year, 154 people have been killed on Irish roads.

# accidents - Monday 29 October, 2012

Column: Here's why cyclists need to change - as do motorists

The way we view each other with mutual suspicion is often down to cramped roads, crap cycle lanes and a lack of intersection between how motorists and cyclists use the road.

# accidents - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

VIDEOS: Gardaí release dramatic footage of near-misses on Dublin's roads Dublin This post contains videos

VIDEOS: Gardaí release dramatic footage of near-misses on Dublin's roads

Gardaí are releasing the footage in a bid to reduce the number of casualties on Dublin’s roads.

Poll: Do you jaywalk? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you jaywalk?

A new garda campaign to reduce road fatalities may see people who cross the road at ‘unofficial’ points interviewed and prosecuted.

# accidents - Monday 1 October, 2012

Gardaí: 'Vulnerable' users are involved in most serious road accidents in Dublin

The National Transport Authority is set to give out 7500 sets of lights to cyclists in a bid to stop serious accidents on the capital’s roads.

# accidents - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

EU brings in new rules on public awareness of industrial hazards

Member states have to draw up emergency plans for areas surrounding industrial plants who work with large quantities of dangerous substances.

# accidents - Saturday 12 May, 2012

A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving

International survey shows that up to 20 per cent admit to having changed their clothes while behind the wheel.

# accidents - Friday 6 April, 2012

Thousands of 'incidents and near misses' at two hospitals last year

Medical Independent sees documents recording accidents and other incidents at Tallaght and Cork University Hospital last year.

# accidents - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Alcohol a factor in fewer fatal road crashes since 2005

Ahead of this weekend’s festivities Gardaí have also released statistics which show 26 people have died on Irish roads during the St Patrick’s Day periods of the past five years.

# accidents - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Injuries Board says €210 million paid out in compensation last year

The highest award made was for a record €829,444.

# accidents - Monday 6 February, 2012

44 per cent of death claims lodged with Irish Life last year linked to cancer

The insurer says that almost two in ten death claims were linked to heart disease.

# accidents - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Farming is most dangerous job as workplace deaths increase

More than one-third of those killed were working on farms, figures from the Health and Safety Authority show.

# accidents - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Three young men killed in separate road incidents

The accidents happened this morning in Mayo, Monaghan and Tyrone.

# accidents - Monday 14 March, 2011

Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA

Nearly 75 per cent of drivers admit to eating while on the move, while almost half swear at their SatNavs.

# accidents - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Three people die in crashes in one day

Meanwhile, a man who was injured in a crash on Monday has died in hospital.