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# safety - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped and held for €33 million'

Local reports say that the woman was snatched from her home in Sao Paulo.

# safety - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks

Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.

# safety - Monday 11 July, 2016

HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism

It follows Hiqa inspections at centres in Meath, Wexford and Kildare.

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# safety - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful

For obvious reasons, you shouldn’t treat it like your connection at home.

# safety - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ikea recalls stair gate after a number of children suffer falls

The company said the locking mechanism is not reliable and poses a risk to small children.

# safety - Friday 17 June, 2016

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

# safety - Friday 10 June, 2016

Woman pushing pram was hit by level crossing barrier last year

It was one of nearly 90 incidents in which a vehicle, person or property was struck by a train or barrier.

# safety - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Groundbreaking new 'speed over distance' speed cameras for Port Tunnel

With the new system drivers will be clocked at both ends of the tunnel.

# safety - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?

“It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed or stabbed.”

# safety - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Farmer threatened and intimidated into handing over €83,000 to 17 people, court hears

Three financial institutions have been ordered to provide account details of the persons accused of intimidating the farmer.

# safety - Sunday 27 March, 2016

French Prime Minister insists fans will be safe at Euro 2016

Ireland begin their campaign on 13 June.

# safety - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Man killed in Cavan farm incident this morning

He was working alone on his farm at the time of the incident.

# safety - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Australia is now using drones to help stop shark attacks

The trial will see them tested over a six-month period as a way of preventing shark attacks.

# safety - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Shark detection buoys are being trialled off Australia's Bondi beach

The buoys use software that can detect the shape and movement of sharks using sonar and alert authorities.

# safety - Friday 19 February, 2016

Porn stars will not have to wear condoms or goggles while filming

They had argued the move would destroy the industry.

# safety - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Drug testing in nightclubs branded 'knee-jerk reaction' after Cork tragedy

Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.

# safety - Friday 22 January, 2016

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

# safety - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

New Belfast to Dublin trains cannot be used because of unsafe doors

Ireland’s railway regulator issued a prohibition notice the train’s doors opened in the middle of two journeys.

# safety - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

This is how you can strengthen your accounts' passwords

Your accounts can never be too safe.

# safety - Friday 18 December, 2015

Now Tesco has been slapped on the wrist over potentially unsafe hoverboards

Safety concerns have been raised over the popular two-wheeled scooters after a number of reports of units catching fire.

# safety - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Brown Thomas told to stop selling potentially unsafe hoverboards

After an investigation, three Irish retailers have been directed to stop selling these non-compliant products.

# safety - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

'Drink responsibly and avoid confrontation': Gardaí want fewer assaults this Christmas

“Thieves take advantage of us at this time of year as they know we may be distracted.”

# safety - Thursday 26 November, 2015

1,400 hoverboards seized at Dublin Port

Yes, you read that correctly.

# safety - Monday 9 November, 2015

A riot is ongoing at an Australian migrant detention centre

The incident started yesterday afternoon.

# safety - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Brush with death: 'I was fighting for air, spitting out sea water as the waves broke over my head'

Colm Plunkett does not think he would be alive today if he had not been wearing a lifejacket.

# safety - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Poll: Do you feel safe in your local area during Halloween? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe in your local area during Halloween?

Or is it relatively quiet?

# safety - Friday 2 October, 2015

Clampdown on drivers, cyclists and pedestrians running red lights with over 2,500 caught so far

One red light camera has caught over 150 cars breaking a red light since June.

# safety - Saturday 15 August, 2015

# safety - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Poll: Should CCTV be mandatory in all taxis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should CCTV be mandatory in all taxis?

Are taxis safe enough – or can more be done?

# safety - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Lifeguard awarded €27,500 after being sacked for walking out of aqua aerobics class

Confusion about lifeguard to swimmer ratio led to the dismissal.

# safety - Friday 24 July, 2015

Poll: Would you feel safe walking in Dublin at night? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you feel safe walking in Dublin at night?

There have been calls to make the capital’s streets safer.

# safety - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Ikea issues warning about chests that tipped over and killed toddlers

The company has received reports of 14 chests in the US tipping over.

# safety - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Lorraine Higgins receives threat to fill her 'rat's mouth with lead'

This is the third death threat the senator has received in the last year.

# safety - Thursday 2 July, 2015

This logo could protect you from buying dangerous fake meds online

A new EU logo will be shown on all legally-operating pharmacies and retailers.

# safety - Sunday 21 June, 2015

The quality of life all over the world in one neat map

We didn’t make it into the top ten but we managed to keep out of the bottom ten list.

# safety - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Do best before dates actually matter?

No. They do not. Use by dates? They’re REALLY important.

# safety - Thursday 11 June, 2015

A man who ran over his girlfriend's father is campaigning for more high-vis jackets

Michael Jackson appeared alongside his girlfriend Maggie on Tv3′s Ireland AM to tell their harrowing story.

# safety - Monday 18 May, 2015

# safety - Thursday 14 May, 2015

You're LESS likely to get injured in work now the Celtic Tiger is over

And less likely during the recession.