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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims
An average of 127 people drown each year in Ireland.
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Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase
Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.
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Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year
Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.
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Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue
“They could be relations of mine or yours.”
# Cyber Security
Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks
Irish people use their mobiles for internet activity more than any other western country.
# Carbon Monoxide Week
We asked how many of you own carbon monoxide alarms. Here's what you told us
The results of our survey earlier this week – and why you should get an alarm if you don’t have one.
# Sponsored By Gas Networks Ireland
6 ways to protect yourself and your home from carbon monoxide
It’s not called the silent killer for nothing. Here’s part two of our Carbon Monoxide Week series.
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Poll: Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?
Welcome to part one of our Carbon Monoxide Week series.
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Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up
The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
# asleep on the wheel
Driver caught on M50 with bed on roof, holding rope in their hands
Ah here.
An average of 137 people drown in Ireland each year - how to protect yourself
An expert from Irish Water Safety has some practical tips for keeping all the family safe at the beach.
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Reminder to be careful with frozen berries after three deaths in Swedish nursing home
An outbreak of norovirus in Sweden was linked to imported frozen berries.
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Road accidents account for almost 40% of child deaths in Ireland
Even worse – the number of fatalities on our roads of children aged under 15 almost tripled last year.
# Under the influence
Gardaí will be able to test your saliva on the roadside by the end of this year
As part of the tender process, testing is currently underway so suitable devices can be chosen.
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Road deaths falling in Europe - but up 19 per cent in Ireland
The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
# Stormwatch
Driving or near water this weekend? Be careful
The gardaí are advising people to use “common sense” in bad weather.