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Dublin: 1 °C Monday 19 March, 2018


# safety - Today’s News

Unarmed gardaí posted outside the homes of gangland targets having safety reviewed

There have been calls to introduce tasers for rank-and-file officers.

# safety - Yesterday’s News

Cork three-year-old waiting for wheelchair forced to spend time on the ground on all fours

His parents say that his dignity and safety are compromised daily.

# safety - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast

Salt supplies are stocked up at off-peak time to ensure Ireland is always ready to tackle icy roads.

'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'

Motorists are being urged to take to the road only in exceptional circumstances.

# safety - Thursday 1 March, 2018

'Be at home by 4pm': Everything you need to know about today's severe weather alert

Lots of public transport will be stopping later this afternoon (if it hasn’t already).

# safety - Monday 22 January, 2018

Security ramped up at Regency Hotel trial as Defence Forces form part of armed escort

Defence Forces and armed gardai in evidence at Courts of Criminal Justice today.

How to buy the safest second-hand car on a €15k budget - and 3 models to see first

We pick the cars that aced those safety tests.

# safety - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation' CSO

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'

The CSO says that the release of its survey yesterday is just the beginning in attempts to chart the wellbeing of the Irish nation.

# safety - Monday 11 December, 2017

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents Safety This post contains videos

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.

# safety - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees

A number of weather warning have been issued by Met Éireann.

# safety - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as freezing conditions are due to take hold tomorrow.

# safety - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Gardaí urge public to count the amount of offences they spot in new Luas safety video

Gardaí today posted a video from inside the Luas as it travelled from Broombridge to Stephen’s Green.

# safety - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.

# safety - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

How should I talk to my three-year-old son about 'bad people'?

We want our kids to stay innocent – but we also want to prepare them. Where is the right balance, asks Chrissie Russell.

# safety - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween

It will also use a live feed showing bonfires and other incidents similar to the one used for Storm Ophelia.

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases

No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.

# safety - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

# safety - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Almost half of all abortions happening around the world every year are unsafe

Of the 55.7 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 25.5 million are unsafe.

# safety - Monday 11 September, 2017

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

# safety - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Coast Guard urges care along Atlantic coasts and cliffs due to wind alert

Very high seas are also forecast for tomorrow night and Monday morning.

# safety - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

# safety - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground

A rollercoaster train was 180 feet in the air when it shut off.

# safety - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Primark recalls men's flip-flops - but Irish stores unaffected

The black, blue and khaki flip-flops were on sale in Primark stores between the 4 January and 2 June this year.

# safety - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

# safety - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare

Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

# safety - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes

Some residents first learned of the evacuation while watching the news.

# safety - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Backpacks banned from Dublin Pride events for security reasons

Organisers of the LGBT festival said they are working with gardaí to ensure “the safety and enjoyment of all attending”.

# safety - Monday 19 June, 2017

Children as young as 8 being blackmailed with their own sexual images by online criminals

A number of children have died by suicide after falling victim to ‘sextortion’.

From The42 From Sunday, you will only be allowed to carry 'smaller bags' into Croke Park Travel Light

From Sunday, you will only be allowed to carry 'smaller bags' into Croke Park

The GAA’s primary stadium has reviewed its safety procedures and will impose a ban on large bags and backpacks.

# safety - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Worker gets €10k after being told to 'wing it' on a steeple with no harness

The employee saw his job being advertised after he hurt his back at work.

# safety - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Army bomb squad neutralises WWI artillery shell in Co Donegal

The army bomb disposal unit was called to investigate the ancient naval artillery shell at 2.15pm this afternoon.

# safety - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads

Can we ensure that motorists and cyclists are safely sharing our roads with a 1.5 metre minimum distance law?

# safety - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK

The youngster died in an incident involving the units.

# safety - Thursday 9 February, 2017

These five food businesses were served with closure orders last month

Two were in Dublin, with one each in Limerick, Meath and Cork.

# safety - Sunday 29 January, 2017

How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?

Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process.

# safety - Friday 6 January, 2017

From The42 Liverpool players asked to stop signing autographs over safety fears Safety

Liverpool players asked to stop signing autographs over safety fears

Players will not be fined for signing autographs outside Melwood but the team have asked that they no longer stop for fans.

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard

Police safety measures have been adopted full-time.

# safety - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Almost half of all workplace deaths last year were on farms

Accidents involving vehicles accounted for nearly half of all fatalities in 2016.

# safety - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers

The airline said it will also try to have at least one male flight attendant on duty for each flight.

# safety - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Irish Rail says it's committed to safety improvements after criticism by regulator

Transport Minister Shane Ross said there is “no immediate risk to safety”.

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