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#Irish Water Safety

# irish-water-safety - Monday 24 December, 2018

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.

# irish-water-safety - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'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.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather

Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 2 June, 2018

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.

# irish-water-safety - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

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.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'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.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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.”

# irish-water-safety - Thursday 29 September, 2016

'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.

# irish-water-safety - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

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.

# irish-water-safety - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'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.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 4 June, 2016

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.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches

Red warning flags have been erected on Killiney, Sandycove and Seapoint beaches.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Think before you jump in, 140 people drown in Ireland every year

Alcohol is a contributory factor in nearly a third of all drownings.

# irish-water-safety - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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.

# irish-water-safety - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

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…

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 30 November, 2013

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’.

# irish-water-safety - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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.

# irish-water-safety - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"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.

# irish-water-safety - Friday 20 September, 2013

Summer's last hurrah: Temperatures set to hit 20 degrees this weekend

Dust down those suncream bottles and bikinis, gentlemen.

# irish-water-safety - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Warning over "life-endangering" homemade boats

Several of the jury-rigged craft have been spotted along the Irish coast in recent days.

# irish-water-safety - Monday 22 July, 2013

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.

# irish-water-safety - Sunday 21 July, 2013

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.

# irish-water-safety - Saturday 13 July, 2013

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.

# irish-water-safety - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

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.

# irish-water-safety - Friday 5 July, 2013

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.

# irish-water-safety - Friday 31 August, 2012

Deadly jellyfish-like 'Man-of-war' in Irish waters

Dip whiplash affected arms in salt water, Irish Water Safety tells

# irish-water-safety - Monday 30 July, 2012

Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water

Never ever drink and dive, swim or sail, says Irish Water Safety.