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#Be Safe

# be-safe - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

'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.

# be-safe - Thursday 30 November, 2017

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.

# be-safe - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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.

# be-safe - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

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.”

# be-safe - Monday 24 October, 2016

Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks

Irish people use their mobiles for internet activity more than any other western country.

# be-safe - Thursday 29 September, 2016

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.

# be-safe - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

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.

# be-safe - Monday 26 September, 2016

Poll: Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home? Sponsored By Gas Networks Ireland This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?

Welcome to part one of our Carbon Monoxide Week series.

# be-safe - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

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.

# be-safe - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

# be-safe - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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.

# be-safe - Friday 22 May, 2015

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.

# be-safe - Thursday 2 April, 2015

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.

# be-safe - Friday 2 January, 2015

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.

# be-safe - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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.

# be-safe - Friday 7 February, 2014

Driving or near water this weekend? Be careful

The gardaí are advising people to use “common sense” in bad weather.