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# Safety First

This year
Road safety group calls for speed limit and compulsory helmets for all e-scooter users
The European Transport Safety Council also called for an age limit of 16-years-old and a reduction in wheel size.
Last year
Safety first: EU's product safety rules based on prevention rather than prohibition
European standards for safety of products have became a world leader in protecting consumers.
All time
Two Irish players isolating with Covid-19 ahead of cricket series against West Indies
The players will likely rejoin the squad in Jamaica around 9 January if they produce negative PCR test results.
Wimbledon champion and world no.2 Halep the latest star to confirm she will skip US Open
‘I always said I would put my health at the heart of my decision and I therefore prefer to stay and train in Europe,’ said the Romanian.
Every three hours a flight within the EU is threatened by 'unruly' passengers
The Irish Aviation Authority has launched a new campaign to tackle disruptive behaviour on flights.
Citroen axes Northern Ireland driver for 'excessively high number of crashes'
Kris Meeke and his Irish co-driver Paul Nagle will not be participating for the rest of the 2018 WRC.
RDS seating issue rectified ahead of Leinster's Champions Cup game this weekend
12 supporters were moved from their seats due to a ‘small localised issue’ during the win over Ulster last week.
World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister
The man in charge of sport for Russia’s Tatarstan region says there is no sign that the 2018 World Cup will be met with major problems.
A behind-the-scenes look at the changes in Irish MMA a year since the death of Joao Carvalho
Much has changed in the past 12 months.
Munster schools 1/4 final to be replayed after 'unprecedented injury circumstances'
St Munchin’s had declined to play the remainder of their Junior Cup meeting with PBC after three players were withdrawn due to injury.
Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives
Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.
Parents warned to check sun cream and armbands this summer
Safety first.
Use these antivirus products? Then you need to update them asap
The latest update to Symantec and Norton antivirus products fixes a number of serious security flaws.
Relying on texts to help protect your accounts is no longer a good idea
You really should be using two-step authentication, but it’s best to switch to apps dedicated to the task if you haven’t already.
'I hope Puma don't make condoms' - Shaqiri on torn Swiss shirts
Four of the winger’s team-mates had to change their jerseys in Sunday night’s clash with France.
This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime
A talent gap exists in the area and IT Carlow claims to have the first Irish course dedicated to tackling it.
Galway boss insists Canning is not concussed and was replaced as a precaution
The Portumna man will be fit to face Offaly in two weeks’ time, according to Micheál Donoghue.
Charging your phone using public USB ports isn't as safe as you might think
One more thing to keep in mind the next time you have a low battery.
Extra-strong condoms for Australia's Olympians
There has been widespread anxiety globally surrounding the threat of Zika, which is rampant in Brazil.
British promotion postpones Dublin MMA event to implement new medical standards
BAMMA 26, featuring several top Irish fighters, was scheduled to take place at the 3Arena on 4 June.
This patch will say you're at risk of being sunburned before it happens
The UV Patch, which changes colour to indicate the different levels of sun exposure, will be launched here in June.
Those shortened URLs you shared aren't as safe as you think
If you shared ones linked to private files, then you could have a problem.
Make sure you don't ignore those download requests on your iPhone tonight
It’s not just for the new features but for some important security updates too
Turns out Irish drivers want night vision and remote shutdown for their cars
The findings from an AA survey suggests that Irish motorists are more keen on safety features than autonomous cars.
Leinster now say that Johnny Sexton did NOT suffer concussion against Wasps
The 30-year-old was ready to come back on against Wasps but the medical team erred on the side of caution.
This is how self-driving cars are learning to deal with bad conditions
The likes of Google and Ford are teaching their autonomous cars to drive safely in snowy and wet conditions.
Own a drone or buying one for Christmas? You have to register it from today
And the focus behind the new legislation is very much on safety.
So what do you need to know before shopping online?
While it is more prevalent than ever before, it’s important to take the necessary precautions before buying anything.
Facebook explains why safety check was available for Paris but not other 'human disasters'
The feature was created with natural disasters in mind but was activated during the attacks on Paris.
How to run or cycle in the dark safely this winter
Follow these top tips when you’re training.
Tesla's autopilot mode for cars 'hopefully' won't hit pedestrians, says CEO
Elon Musk unveiled the new feature for the Model M and Model X, which aims to gradually remove the need for drivers to complete certain actions.
Here's how to check where that short link leads to
Because you shouldn’t click every link you come across.
Domestic violence: Number of people applying for safety orders has SHOT up
At the same time barring orders have reduced considerably in recent times according to official courts statistics just released regarding domestic violence.
There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure
And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.
This is why you'll soon use your phone to pay for everything
Despite some concerns about security, there are two major measures in place.
Sorry Irish parents: your children won't get to see YouTube Kids
The Android app is only in the US for now, meaning you will need to find another way to entertain the kids.
Irish roads are incredibly dangerous places for cyclists
New data from the Road Safety Authority looks at cycling injuries between 2002 and 2012.
Planning on shopping online? Here's what to keep in mind
It’s the busiest time of the year for online shopping, but what should you be aware of before you hit the ‘buy’ button?
24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts
Plus, drug drive testing came in last night.
"I'm not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible" - Minister
Alan Kelly has something to say about Halloween.