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Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?
# On The Way
# On The Way

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

May 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 17,722 Views 66 Comments

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
# A Safe Space
# A Safe Space

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

May 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 18,459 Views 5 Comments

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

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 15,292 Views 13 Comments

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

Two influencers to return road safety campaign fees after wearing seatbelts incorrectly
# Under Arm
# Under Arm

Two influencers to return road safety campaign fees after wearing seatbelts incorrectly

Apr 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 46,430 Views 34 Comments

The RSA used 10 influencers in a campaign last year – but won’t be using any this year.

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row

Apr 14th 2018, 8:15 AM 6,760 Views 15 Comments

The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash
# Driver Safety
# Driver Safety

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

Mar 31st 2018, 6:01 AM 16,601 Views 36 Comments

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

Unarmed gardaí posted outside the homes of gangland targets having safety reviewed
# Hutch-Kinahan
# Hutch-Kinahan

Unarmed gardaí posted outside the homes of gangland targets having safety reviewed

Mar 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 64,437 Views 46 Comments

There have been calls to introduce tasers for rank-and-file officers.

Cork three-year-old waiting for wheelchair forced to spend time on the ground on all fours
# Killeagh
# Killeagh

Cork three-year-old waiting for wheelchair forced to spend time on the ground on all fours

Mar 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 30,442 Views 96 Comments

His parents say that his dignity and safety are compromised daily.

Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast
# Big Freeze
# Big Freeze

Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast

Mar 3rd 2018, 1:00 PM 19,190 Views 34 Comments

Salt supplies are stocked up at off-peak time to ensure Ireland is always ready to tackle icy roads.

'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'
# Be Warned
# Be Warned

'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:57 AM 23,182 Views 14 Comments

Motorists are being urged to take to the road only in exceptional circumstances.

'Be at home by 4pm': Everything you need to know about today's severe weather alert
# Beast From The East
# Beast From The East

'Be at home by 4pm': Everything you need to know about today's severe weather alert

Mar 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 283,249 Views 65 Comments

Lots of public transport will be stopping later this afternoon (if it hasn’t already).

Security ramped up at Regency Hotel trial as Defence Forces form part of armed escort
# Safety
# Safety

Security ramped up at Regency Hotel trial as Defence Forces form part of armed escort

Jan 22nd 2018, 9:18 PM 26,378 Views 0 Comments

Defence Forces and armed gardai in evidence at Courts of Criminal Justice today.

How to buy the safest second-hand car on a €15k budget - and 3 models to see first
# Buying Advice
# Buying Advice

How to buy the safest second-hand car on a €15k budget - and 3 models to see first

Jan 22nd 2018, 3:08 PM 8,526 Views 2 Comments

We pick the cars that aced those safety tests.

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'
# CSO
# CSO

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'

Jan 11th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,188 Views 25 Comments

The CSO says that the release of its survey yesterday is just the beginning in attempts to chart the wellbeing of the Irish nation.

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents
# Safety
# Safety

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Dec 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,930 Views 16 Comments

Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.

Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees
# Snow Patrol
# Snow Patrol

Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees

Dec 10th 2017, 11:20 AM 100,605 Views 88 Comments

A number of weather warning have been issued by Met Éireann.

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks

Dec 6th 2017, 10:50 PM 47,230 Views 27 Comments

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as freezing conditions are due to take hold tomorrow.

Gardaí urge public to count the amount of offences they spot in new Luas safety video
# Luas
# Luas

Gardaí urge public to count the amount of offences they spot in new Luas safety video

Dec 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 28,061 Views 47 Comments

Gardaí today posted a video from inside the Luas as it travelled from Broombridge to Stephen’s Green.

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire
# Camphill
# Camphill

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

Nov 1st 2017, 1:13 PM 10,487 Views 3 Comments

While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.

How should I talk to my three-year-old son about 'bad people'?
# NO SECRETS
# NO SECRETS

How should I talk to my three-year-old son about 'bad people'?

Oct 25th 2017, 5:01 PM 3,671 Views 0 Comments

We want our kids to stay innocent – but we also want to prepare them. Where is the right balance, asks Chrissie Russell.

Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween
# Bonfires
# Bonfires

Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween

Oct 21st 2017, 4:00 PM 12,487 Views 27 Comments

It will also use a live feed showing bonfires and other incidents similar to the one used for Storm Ophelia.

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases
# Evidence
# Evidence

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases

Oct 21st 2017, 8:45 AM 33,138 Views 148 Comments

No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'
# Red Warning
# Red Warning

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Oct 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 67,616 Views 140 Comments

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

Almost half of all abortions happening around the world every year are unsafe
# Abortion
# Abortion

Almost half of all abortions happening around the world every year are unsafe

Sep 28th 2017, 6:05 AM 11,760 Views 43 Comments

Of the 55.7 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 25.5 million are unsafe.

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
# Safety
# Safety

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

Sep 11th 2017, 10:15 AM 20,437 Views 17 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

Coast Guard urges care along Atlantic coasts and cliffs due to wind alert
# Caution
# Caution

Coast Guard urges care along Atlantic coasts and cliffs due to wind alert

Sep 9th 2017, 4:41 PM 13,457 Views 0 Comments

Very high seas are also forecast for tomorrow night and Monday morning.

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Aug 16th 2017, 8:19 AM 8,674 Views 29 Comments

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground
# Oblivion
# Oblivion

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground

Jul 25th 2017, 7:03 PM 27,426 Views 17 Comments

A rollercoaster train was 180 feet in the air when it shut off.

Primark recalls men's flip-flops - but Irish stores unaffected
# Dangerous Chemical
# Dangerous Chemical

Primark recalls men's flip-flops - but Irish stores unaffected

Jul 18th 2017, 8:25 AM 14,422 Views 24 Comments

The black, blue and khaki flip-flops were on sale in Primark stores between the 4 January and 2 June this year.

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 13,037 Views 26 Comments

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare
# Farming Incident
# Farming Incident

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare

Jun 28th 2017, 11:14 AM 24,154 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes
# London
# London

'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes

Jun 24th 2017, 9:18 AM 16,433 Views 31 Comments

Some residents first learned of the evacuation while watching the news.

Backpacks banned from Dublin Pride events for security reasons
# Safety
# Safety

Backpacks banned from Dublin Pride events for security reasons

Jun 20th 2017, 2:14 PM 16,179 Views 130 Comments

Organisers of the LGBT festival said they are working with gardaí to ensure “the safety and enjoyment of all attending”.

Children as young as 8 being blackmailed with their own sexual images by online criminals
# Online Sexual Coercion
# Online Sexual Coercion

Children as young as 8 being blackmailed with their own sexual images by online criminals

Jun 19th 2017, 10:45 PM 18,021 Views 41 Comments

A number of children have died by suicide after falling victim to ‘sextortion’.

From Sunday, you will only be allowed to carry 'smaller bags' into Croke Park
# Travel Light
From The42
# Travel Light

From Sunday, you will only be allowed to carry 'smaller bags' into Croke Park

Jun 19th 2017, 3:28 PM 20,433 Views 43 Comments

The GAA’s primary stadium has reviewed its safety procedures and will impose a ban on large bags and backpacks.

Worker gets €10k after being told to 'wing it' on a steeple with no harness
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Worker gets €10k after being told to 'wing it' on a steeple with no harness

Jun 4th 2017, 6:45 AM 23,638 Views 4 Comments

The employee saw his job being advertised after he hurt his back at work.

Army bomb squad neutralises WWI artillery shell in Co Donegal
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

Army bomb squad neutralises WWI artillery shell in Co Donegal

May 2nd 2017, 7:14 PM 10,687 Views 11 Comments

The army bomb disposal unit was called to investigate the ancient naval artillery shell at 2.15pm this afternoon.

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads
# Cyclists V Motorists
# Cyclists V Motorists

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads

Mar 1st 2017, 8:30 PM 908 Views 158 Comments

Can we ensure that motorists and cyclists are safely sharing our roads with a 1.5 metre minimum distance law?

Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK

Feb 16th 2017, 1:52 PM 41,022 Views 21 Comments

The youngster died in an incident involving the units.

These five food businesses were served with closure orders last month
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

These five food businesses were served with closure orders last month

Feb 9th 2017, 4:43 PM 57,633 Views 16 Comments

Two were in Dublin, with one each in Limerick, Meath and Cork.