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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
# Brave The Waves
# Brave The Waves

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe

Dec 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 40,393 Views 23 Comments

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
# Kilkee
# Kilkee

'Extremely dangerous': Warning after children seen 'tombstoning' from Co Clare cliffs

Jul 24th 2018, 4:35 PM 52,847 Views 45 Comments

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
# Sun Safety
# Sun Safety

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

Jun 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 16,388 Views 13 Comments

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
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:15 AM 20,530 Views 30 Comments

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
# Man O'war
# Man O'war

There's been an increase in jellyfish sightings on Irish beaches - here's what to do if you see one

Oct 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 19,182 Views 12 Comments

“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
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze

Aug 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 59,176 Views 34 Comments

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
# Portuguese Man-of-War
# Portuguese Man-of-War

This weekend, expect to see a lot more of these dangerous sea creatures along Irish coasts

Oct 1st 2016, 6:10 AM 17,285 Views 8 Comments

“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'
# Warning To Swimmers
# Warning To Swimmers

'One of the worst infestations of Portuguese Man-of-War in over 100 years'

Sep 29th 2016, 5:41 PM 34,152 Views 27 Comments

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
# Lion's Mane
# Lion's Mane

Heading to the beach? A new warning has been issued over this jellyfish

Jul 19th 2016, 6:05 AM 43,179 Views 24 Comments

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
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss

Jun 26th 2016, 7:15 AM 32,667 Views 3 Comments

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
# Start Of Summer
# Start Of Summer

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs

Jun 4th 2016, 7:20 AM 10,921 Views 5 Comments

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
# Get Outa The Water
# Get Outa The Water

Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches

Aug 16th 2014, 1:08 PM 33,811 Views 25 Comments

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
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

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

Jun 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 7,531 Views 5 Comments

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
# Really Incredibly Stupid
# Really Incredibly Stupid

This is a very very stupid thing to do ... obviously

Jun 10th 2014, 8:50 PM 78,286 Views 112 Comments

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...
# Red Nose Day
# Red Nose Day

Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...

Dec 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 13,392 Views 12 Comments

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
# Drowning
# Drowning

One third of all drownings in the last 25 years recorded as suicide

Nov 30th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,977 Views 11 Comments

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
# Philip Redmond

Above and Beyond: Meet the lifesaving Luas driver who went back on duty after a dramatic rescue

Nov 17th 2013, 7:45 AM 27,651 Views 24 Comments

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"
# Local Heroes
# Local Heroes

"The water rushes in awful fast - the kids wouldn't have been able to stand"

Nov 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 17,500 Views 11 Comments

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
# Sunny Bonus
# Sunny Bonus

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

Sep 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,916 Views 24 Comments

Dust down those suncream bottles and bikinis, gentlemen.

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

Warning over "life-endangering" homemade boats
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Warning over "life-endangering" homemade boats

Aug 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 11,255 Views 36 Comments

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
# Drownings
# Drownings

Many weekend swimmers 'very close to disaster' as Coast Guard called to 72 incidents

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:14 AM 10,645 Views 23 Comments

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
# Ballybunion
# Ballybunion

Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry

Jul 21st 2013, 8:10 PM 30,723 Views 57 Comments

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'
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Water safety course 'should be compulsory in primary schools'

Jul 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,112 Views 97 Comments

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
# Nuisance
# Nuisance

Huge increase in jetskiers "tormenting" beachgoers - Coastguard

Jul 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,197 Views 40 Comments

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
# Swimming Warning
# Swimming Warning

What happens to your body when you drink alcohol and swim

Jul 5th 2013, 10:00 PM 95,845 Views 40 Comments

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
# Man-of-war
# Man-of-war

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

Aug 31st 2012, 2:19 PM 13,951 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water
# Drink And Dive
# Drink And Dive

Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water

Jul 30th 2012, 11:06 AM 3,885 Views 7 Comments

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