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Public urged to bring a communication device out on the water during activities
Water safety agencies are asking people to be cautious over the Bank Holiday weekend.
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Beware hugger muggers, ATM snoopers and pickpockets: Advice for the festive season
Here are some practical tips.
Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing
A number of significant announcements were made last night.
Drivers warned as nationwide Status Yellow fog warning issued
The warning will be in place until 10am tomorrow.
Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online
Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.
President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services
The President said that he has had to cancel a number of events.
€200 million spent a year: How Ireland's recreational drug users are keeping the cartels in business
It is estimated that there are at least 20 million drug deals annually.
Road authority to provide free cups of coffee to drivers over bank holiday weekend
The RSA and gardaí have implored cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians to wear high-visibility clothing when on the roads over the weekend as the clocks go back.
Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?
Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.
Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days
ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.
People asked to report stockpiling of bonfire materials ahead of Halloween
Dublin City Council said it wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test
New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.
'Once it's online it's very difficult to get back': The dangers of posting sexual images on the net
We spoke to a Detective Superintendent about the issue.
Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help
And you can do it without them accessing other parts of your phone or tablet.
Planning a festive hill walk? Here's how to stay safe when you head out
Christmas holidays can be a busy time of the year for mountain rescue crews who are called upon to help people in difficulty.
Facebook launches advice site with tips on how to keep children safe online
The social media platform said it was responding to huge demand from parents.
People are going to be allowed swim in the lake at Electric Picnic this year
If you need to share a password, here are the right ways to do it
If you need to share that Netflix password with someone, you shouldn’t be lazy about it.
Scam calls are still very much a thing so here's how to stay safe
Such scams don’t die, they just come in different forms.
Ireland's roads will be at their 'busiest in years' over the next few days
Here’s where it’ll be heaviest.
15 gas tweets that sum up Ireland during Storm Desmond
It’s windy and rainy, but we’re still joking.
'Want to stop people breaking into your house? Turn your lights on', says the Gardaí
The seasonal warning comes as an increase in crime is expected.
Torrential downpours set to make traffic collisions 'almost inevitable'
Motorists are being warned to be especially careful this bank holiday weekend.
Here is how much sun cream you need to not get burnt
The Health Products Regulatory Authority have given some guidelines on staying safe in the sun.
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.
Allow these three convicted burglars tell you how to keep your homes safe
The men who know best…
Shocking crash photo is stark warning of dangers on the roads
The driver is in hospital and was “inches away” from a head injury.
Faustino Asprilla is bringing out his own range of fruit-flavoured condoms
Anyone for guava…?
Should you be worried about whether your cloud data is safe?
The recent image leak involving numerous female celebrities has brought the focus on cloud security, but does this mean your own files are under threat?
Going to EP? Here's a few things that people are telling you to do
Bring your common sense.
Heading to the beach? These wristbands could help if your child gets lost
The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.
This ad should stop you from texting and driving
Honda tells its drivers about the devastating effects of driving and texting.
Roads in Mayo get prayers and blessings in a bid to reduce road deaths
The ceremonies will take place at all Catholic and Church of Ireland churches in the county on Sunday.
New sex education course on the way for reformed junior cycle
The short course will be available in schools from September 2014 and schools can opt in as to whether to adopt it.
How to keep your social profiles safe and private
You could be revealing more information online than you would think.
Tips: How to stay safe at Electric Picnic
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and have released their tips for staying safe.
Ronaldinho has released his own range of condoms
‘Sex Free’ may not be the most suitable name though, Ronnie.
From the archives: A most surprising Christmas tree accident
Bing Crosby had good reason to dream of a white Christmas – he was lucky not to lose his family in a fire caused by Christmas lights at his home in 1943.