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# Health and Safety

Last month
November 2023
New laws requiring quad bike users to wear helmets and do safety training come into effect
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) said that the new law is the first of its kind in the European Union.
This year
Two farmers fined for health and safety breaches that led to death of a man on farm
In 2021, Damien Carmody (36) died after a wall collapsed in on him while he was helping a friend on a farm in Clare.
Last year
2022 saw lowest number of work-related fatalities in 30 years
Provisional data shows that the leading cause was falling from a height.
Workplace deaths in 2021 fell to lowest recorded level
A significant amount of serious injuries and deaths occur in older, self-employed men involved in manual work
Opinion: 'I'm vision impaired, so every step I take brings a potential surprise'
Tabitha Kenlon says she feels like she’s in a video game while dodging protruding bicycles, untidy cafe furniture and illegally parked cars.
All time
Rodent droppings and unregistered premises: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure ordered today.
Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
Peter Sherrard says the measures are about trying to minimise risk for those travelling to Japan.
Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus
The construction company said further tests are being arranged.
'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?
There was a large and sudden move towards remote working from the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak
An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.
'We're not going to f*** it up' - Wilder and Fury banned from facing off at today's weigh-in
Promoter Bob Arum supported the decision but UFC star Conor McGregor was among those to call for NSAC to change its mind.
Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port
Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.
Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
So far this year, there have been six reported construction-related deaths.
Fitzgerald Stadium capacity reduced by over 6,000 for Kerry's Super 8s opener against Mayo
The sides will meet in the crunch tie on Sunday.
37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018
Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.
Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim
The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.
Uefa raise safety concerns over Wembley pitch ahead of Spurs' next CL game
Tottenham face PSV next week and Uefa say they will inspect the playing surface on Monday.
Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case
During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.
Recall: Over 2,000 drivers in Ireland warned about safety issue with their Dacia cars
It is the third time a major vehicle manufacturer has issued a recall in recent days.
Galway clean-up groups say they're concerned about 'which roads they'll be allowed to clean'
Voluntary groups are not permitted to work on roads with traffic volumes greater than 1000 vehicles per day.
Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port
Gardaí are investigating the death of the man.
Bakery says it dismissed worker for making chewing gum 'stick man'
The worker claimed in the Labour Court that this wasn’t the real reason for his dismissal.
Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire
Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.
Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station
GRA members say there are serious health and safety issues at the station.
Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre
14 incidents of potential abuse have been identified at Stewarts Care in Dublin.
Coffee shops that reward customers with reusable cups advised to refuse dirty ones
An environmentalist has advised that coffee chains should give a 20-cent discount to customers who have reusable cups – but implementing that isn’t entirely straightforward.
Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm
Two others were taken to hospital, but neither are believed to be in a critical condition.
Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.
Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.
Company fined €750,000 over Killarney hotel lift that fell three floors
All five had been guests at a wedding.
Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked
Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.
Company fined €300,000 over death of worker at Corrib gas tunnel
He received fatal head injuries when a pipe he was working under collapsed on top of him.
Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer
Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.
Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike
Mandate Trade Union has called on Tesco to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK
The youngster died in an incident involving the units.
Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation
Gardaí who had worked eight hour shifts, without any breaks, while on witness protection duty brought the challenge against the ban.
Bin company may stop collecting rubbish bags in Dublin for 'health and safety reasons'
A number of incidents involving syringes in bin bags has given waste company Greyhound pause for thought.
Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action
Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.
33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets
The poisoning is thought to have been an accident.
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.”