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# Safety

Last month
October 2023
HSE issues safety notice over two vapes with illegal nicotine levels
The HSE has asked retailers to remove the products from sale.
Robbie Keane, current manager of Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, flees country after Hamas attack
The Maccabi Tel Aviv manager, along with assistant Rory Delap, have made it to safety in Greece.
Robbie Keane flees Israel following Hamas attack
The Maccabi Tel Aviv manager, along with assistant Rory Delap, have made it to safety in Greece.
This year
Local councillors to be given €2,500 allowance for personal security
Eligible expenses will include intruder alarms, CCTV and panic buttons.
Search and rescue helicopters to stand down for two hours over employment dispute
Shannon and Dublin bases will be offline from noon to 1pm today and Sligo and Waterford will be offline from 1PM until 2PM.
Do you feel safe in Dublin city centre? We want to hear your stories
Are you worried about crime in the capital? Or do you think the recent discussions have exaggerated the scale of the problem?
Top Dublin garda admits number of gardaí is below 'numbers we would want to have'
Policing in the city centre has come under scrutiny following a violent assault on a US tourist last Wednesday.
Forever Young founder defends closure of festival to ticket-holders on Saturday due to flooding
The Forever Young festival stated that ticket holders who were not already in the festival by noon on Saturday wouldn’t be admitted for safety reasons.
Bluebell baby monitors 'no longer safe' as regulator issues recall
It is believed that there is a risk of children not being monitored correctly.
At least eight dead after heavy flooding in Italy as Italian Grand Prix cancelled
Residents in northern Italy have been told to get to higher ground amid fears rain-swollen rivers will again burst their banks.
'Not possible to safely hold the event' - Italian Grand Prix cancelled
Five people have died after heavy rains caused flooding across Italy’s northern Emilia Romagna region.
Holidaymakers advised to be cautious with travel adapters following recalls
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is currently working to have several adapters recalled.
Head of prison officer group says overcrowding is putting staff and prisoners 'at risk'
‘We once again have single cells doubled up, mattresses on floors, prisoner population going through the roof,’ POA leader Tony Power said.
Man injured at Stryker plant in Carrigtwohill on life support, family say
A man in his 40s was rushed to Cork University Hospital yesterday with serious burns.
Half of women in Ireland have experienced sexual violence, according to major CSO survey
The CSO has released the results of a major survey into the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland.
UK residents to receive test emergency alert on their phones next month
The alert will cause a loud siren to sound on people’s phone during the UK-wide test.
'It's relentless': The toll of online abuse on community groups supporting asylum seekers
A report by
Jane Moore
One local activist told The Journal that some of what is being said is “intimidation and just outright lies”.
EU warned that organised crime is 'as big a threat' as terrorism
The EU’s home affairs commissioner gave the warning today at a major drug smuggling hub.
SF's Kenny says his family was traumatised after arson and vehicle attacks at their home
The TD told Morning Ireland that his family are moving house due to the trauma of attacks on their home.
Last year
Freezing weather, frost and snow: Here's what you need to know as the cold snap sets in
A Winter Weather Advisory is in place as the coldest temperatures in three years are expected this week.
Amateur pilot said plane was ‘dodgy’ prior to footballer Emiliano Sala’s fatal flight
Sala was joining then Premier League club Cardiff City in a £15 million transfer.
95% of 8-12 year-olds own their own smart device, new survey finds
A total of 34% reported they can go online ‘whenever they want’.
Late-night Luas service ruled out, as hours needed for maintenance
The Luas will not operate a 24-hour service as the NTA says it carries out maintenance when the trams are out of service.
Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend
Summer bank holidays tend to the most dangerous for preventable deaths as people take to beaches or road trips.
Safety concerns given as reason by women for not walking more, survey finds
The survey is the first on travel behaviour carried out by the CSO since the coronavirus pandemic.
People 'putting safety at risk' by climbing scenic peaks just for Instagram likes
Gerry Christie, from Kerry Mountain Rescue, said climbers often don’t have the proper equipment when climbing.
EBU defends decision not to hold Eurovision in Ukraine, citing high risk of mass casualty event
The decision has been criticised by the Ukrainian government, which said it had provided guarantees on safety standards.
Everton mount stunning fightback to clinch Premier League survival in Palace win
Michael Keane and Richarlison were also on target as Everton came from two goals down.
Ukrainian port city evacuation bid fails for second time due to continued shelling
A safe corridor had been agreed upon to evacuate Mariupol and Volnovakha.
Áine Kerr: Women deserve to run for exercise without having to face the shadows
After the murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, the businesswoman and broadcaster describes the endless safety routine female runners have to follow.
All time
'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport
“The man stood beside me laughing while I spoke to the driver. The driver just looked embarrassed,” one woman wrote of an incident.
Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story
A “misogynistic” incident on the DART this week comes after a report found women have serious safety concerns about using public transport.
Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.
Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
A report by
Lauren Boland
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.
Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough
Our reader shares two terrifying experiences walking home in Dublin and London and asks if we are doing enough to free women from this fear.
Boeing 737 MAX cleared for Irish airspace after green light from EU authorities
Irish authorities said they were satisfied that the aircraft is safe to return to European airspace.
11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion
The workers were hauled up one by one in baskets with their eyes shielded to protect them after days in darkness.
Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported
Over 77,000 vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far.