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Wednesday 22 March 2023

# Irish Water Safety

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# hot weather
'We burn particularly easily': How to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe in the heat
Temperatures are set to remain in the high 20s this week.
# Beaches
Increased lifeguard services for Co Clare after busy weekend sees volunteers performing rescues
Lifeguards were not on duty last weekend at the busy Lahinch beach and there have been calls to have them working full time for the rest of June.
# brave the waves
Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe
Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.
# Kilkee
'Extremely dangerous': Warning after children seen 'tombstoning' from Co Clare cliffs
Clare County Council issued a warning after a video emerged online of people jumping from cliffs in Kilkee.
# sun safety
'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather
Met √Čireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.
# water safety
People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend
According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.
# man o'war
There's been an increase in jellyfish sightings on Irish beaches - here's what to do if you see one
“If a child starts poking them they’re likely to get stung,” John Leech of the Irish Water Safety said.
# water safety
'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze
There has been an increased trend of the use of mermaid tails while swimming in the UK.
# Portuguese Man-of-War
This weekend, expect to see a lot more of these dangerous sea creatures along Irish coasts
“Surfers, kite surfers, swimmers, kayakers, divers and walkers need to keep a vigilant eye.”
# warning to swimmers
'One of the worst infestations of Portuguese Man-of-War in over 100 years'
More than 80 of the blue creatures have landed in just one bay in Co Cork.
# lion's mane
Heading to the beach? A new warning has been issued over this jellyfish
Meanwhile, new statistics show that 122 people died from drowning last year.
# water safety
'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss
Irish Water Safety are calling on the public to take greater care when swimming.
# Start Of Summer
Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs
The changing levels and pace of the water make reservoirs high risk places to swim.
# get outa the water
Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches
Red warning flags have been erected on Killiney, Sandycove and Seapoint beaches.
# water safety
Think before you jump in, 140 people drown in Ireland every year
Alcohol is a contributory factor in nearly a third of all drownings.
# really incredibly stupid
This is a very very stupid thing to do ... obviously
Teenagers have been jumping from four-storey high scaffolding into Grand Canal Dock. It’s not a very bright thing to do.
# red nose day
Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...
From the Forty Foot in Dublin to Fanad in Donegal, thousands will be braving the waters this morning…
# Drowning
One third of all drownings in the last 25 years recorded as suicide
The actual figure could be far higher, because of the number of of deaths in which the intention was recorded as ‘undetermined’.
# philip redmond
Above and Beyond: Meet the lifesaving Luas driver who went back on duty after a dramatic rescue
Philip Redmond is one of 37 people from around the country receiving a Seiko ‘Just in Time’ award for rescuing people in near-drowning situations.
# Local Heroes
"The water rushes in awful fast - the kids wouldn't have been able to stand"
A Kerry fisherman who saved four children from a near-drowning incident during the July heatwave is among the recipients of this year’s national awards for lifesavers.
# sunny bonus
Summer's last hurrah: Temperatures set to hit 20 degrees this weekend
Dust down those suncream bottles and bikinis, gentlemen.
# steady as she goes
Warning over "life-endangering" homemade boats
Several of the jury-rigged craft have been spotted along the Irish coast in recent days.
# drownings
Many weekend swimmers 'very close to disaster' as Coast Guard called to 72 incidents
The Coast Guard has seen the number of call-outs double this summer due to the heatwave.
# ballybunion
Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry
Irish Water Safety, the coast guard and gardaí have renewed their appeal for people to be extra vigilant when in the water.
# water safety
Water safety course 'should be compulsory in primary schools'
Irish Water Safety has emphasised the need for some water safety education to be made compulsory in schools – and a pool isn’t needed.
# Nuisance
Huge increase in jetskiers "tormenting" beachgoers - Coastguard
The coastguard service is warning jetskiers to stay out of designated swimming areas, amid a rise of around 40 per cent in such complaints.
# swimming warning
What happens to your body when you drink alcohol and swim
Around 140 people drown in Ireland each year – and a third of these drownings have alcohol as a contributory factor.
# Man-of-war
Deadly jellyfish-like 'Man-of-war' in Irish waters
Dip whiplash affected arms in salt water, Irish Water Safety tells TheJournal.ie.
# Drink and Dive
Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water
Never ever drink and dive, swim or sail, says Irish Water Safety.