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# water-safety - Friday 14 August, 2020

Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast
# North Ayrshire
# North Ayrshire

Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast

Aug 14th 2020, 2:23 PM 39,440 Views 9 Comments

The teenager was praised for his quick actions.

# water-safety - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast
# Liveline
# Liveline

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast

Aug 4th 2020, 10:44 PM 46,976 Views 10 Comments

A father and his three daughters got into difficulty in the water off Portsalon beach.

# water-safety - Friday 31 July, 2020

Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years

Jul 31st 2020, 11:14 AM 15,354 Views 15 Comments

A new website has been launched to provide advice and tips on water safety to the public.

# water-safety - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork
# Near Miss
# Near Miss

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

May 28th 2020, 11:50 AM 27,506 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

# water-safety - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
# Bank Holiday Weekend
# Bank Holiday Weekend

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise

Apr 30th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,561 Views 11 Comments

It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.

# water-safety - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims

Dec 25th 2019, 9:30 AM 13,988 Views 16 Comments

An average of 127 people drown each year in Ireland.

# 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 40,388 Views 23 Comments

Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.

# water-safety - Saturday 21 July, 2018

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

Jul 21st 2018, 6:50 PM 18,231 Views 25 Comments

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

# water-safety - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current
# RNLI
# RNLI

Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current

Jul 17th 2018, 9:46 AM 28,659 Views 5 Comments

All three were taken to hospital.

# water-safety - Monday 25 June, 2018

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend
# Drowning Deaths
# Drowning Deaths

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend

Jun 25th 2018, 9:22 AM 44,370 Views 16 Comments

The incidents occurred in Dun Laoghaire and Killybegs.

# 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.

# 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 20,511 Views 30 Comments

According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.

# water-safety - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock

May 5th 2018, 9:15 AM 14,623 Views 13 Comments

Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.

# water-safety - Friday 30 March, 2018

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble
# How To Save A Life
# How To Save A Life

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble

Mar 30th 2018, 12:50 PM 7,744 Views 7 Comments

The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.

# 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 59,175 Views 34 Comments

There has been an increased trend of the use of mermaid tails while swimming in the UK.

# water-safety - Friday 18 August, 2017

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire
# Uneasy Jet
# Uneasy Jet

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire

Aug 18th 2017, 8:03 AM 32,183 Views 55 Comments

The Coast Guard said that it received a number of calls about the vehicles at Seapoint yesterday evening.

# water-safety - Saturday 12 August, 2017

A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year

Aug 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,407 Views 6 Comments

Saving Lives at Sea airs at 8pm next Wednesday on BBC Two.

# water-safety - Sunday 6 August, 2017

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember

Aug 6th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,089 Views 12 Comments

While temperatures out of the water can rise, the temperatures in the water rarely exceed 15C.

# water-safety - Friday 28 July, 2017

Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'
# Lough Derg
# Lough Derg

Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'

Jul 28th 2017, 4:50 PM 50,827 Views 13 Comments

The man spent the night alone on his craft on Lough Derg after it went aground having slipped its moorings.

# water-safety - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip
# Out And Aboat
# Out And Aboat

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip

Jul 26th 2017, 6:27 PM 22,925 Views 8 Comments

One person was taken to hospital.

# water-safety - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

Jul 25th 2017, 11:00 PM 36,353 Views 54 Comments

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

# water-safety - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach
# Hero
# Hero

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Jul 4th 2017, 10:08 PM 49,458 Views 19 Comments

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

# water-safety - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
# Swimming
# Swimming

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 6,236 Views 5 Comments

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

# water-safety - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc
# Dún Laoghaire
# Dún Laoghaire

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc

May 27th 2017, 1:58 PM 97,795 Views 40 Comments

The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.

# water-safety - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach

May 24th 2017, 7:09 AM 18,865 Views 16 Comments

The two Finnish tourists were uninjured.

# water-safety - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning
# Against All Odds
# Against All Odds

Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning

May 11th 2017, 10:53 AM 18,559 Views 11 Comments

Clodagh had the awareness in her not to swim out and grab him immediately in case she got dragged down with him.

# water-safety - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers

Mar 9th 2017, 12:01 AM 10,487 Views 7 Comments

Each year an average of 28 people drown accidentally around the Irish coast.

# water-safety - Monday 26 December, 2016

The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'
# Irish Coast Guard
# Irish Coast Guard

The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'

Dec 26th 2016, 6:15 AM 6,293 Views 0 Comments

The death of one of their members this year emphasised the importance of the Irish Coast Guard.

# water-safety - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts
# Natural High
# Natural High

Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts

Dec 24th 2016, 8:30 PM 21,515 Views 12 Comments

“Get in, get out, warm up.”

# water-safety - Friday 1 July, 2016

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters
# Summer Safety
# Summer Safety

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters

Jul 1st 2016, 3:34 PM 14,726 Views 13 Comments

The Coast Guard is particularly urging those who take part in shore-related activities to wear life jackets.

# 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.

# 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.

# water-safety - Saturday 7 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 7th 2015, 7:30 AM 19,528 Views 4 Comments

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

# water-safety - Friday 21 August, 2015

If you're stung by a jellyfish this weekend, do NOT wee on it
# Wibbly Wobbly
# Wibbly Wobbly

If you're stung by a jellyfish this weekend, do NOT wee on it

Aug 21st 2015, 4:40 PM 29,550 Views 19 Comments

A common myth, apparently.

# water-safety - Thursday 13 August, 2015

People had to be stopped jumping off a bridge on the M50 today
# Bridges
# Bridges

People had to be stopped jumping off a bridge on the M50 today

Aug 13th 2015, 4:38 PM 49,347 Views 42 Comments

They were jumping into the canal below.

# water-safety - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

New area searched for man whose dad and girlfriend died in Cork drowning
# Baltimore
# Baltimore

New area searched for man whose dad and girlfriend died in Cork drowning

Jul 1st 2015, 11:25 PM 48,372 Views 11 Comments

The man is believed to be in his 20s.

# water-safety - Sunday 31 May, 2015

An average of 137 people drown in Ireland each year - how to protect yourself
# Read Me
# Read Me

An average of 137 people drown in Ireland each year - how to protect yourself

May 31st 2015, 8:40 AM 1,106 Views 39 Comments

An expert from Irish Water Safety has some practical tips for keeping all the family safe at the beach.

# water-safety - Friday 10 April, 2015

This is still a really STUPID thing to do
# Warned
# Warned

This is still a really STUPID thing to do

Apr 10th 2015, 3:54 PM 45,000 Views 58 Comments

A group were seen jumping into the Liffey from the roof of a restaurant.

# water-safety - Friday 21 November, 2014

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...
# Water Supply
# Water Supply

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...

Nov 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 12,959 Views 58 Comments

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

# water-safety - Monday 17 November, 2014

More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk

Nov 17th 2014, 2:30 PM 28,574 Views 11 Comments

Men are twice as likely to drown as women.

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