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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Safety

All time
# Wicklow
No blame attached as verdict delivered in Bray fire death inquest
Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaughnessy died when called to a factory fire in 2007.
# Road Deaths
May Bank Holiday on the roads: five deaths, 151 drunk drivers and 2,164 speeders
Seven children have died on Ireland’s roads so far this year – equalling last year’s total.
# Staying Up
Sunderland complete great escape to secure safety, Norwich effectively relegated
Goals from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini earned the Black Cats a 2-0 win over West Brom.
# Safety
'Shocking number' of bookies robberies sparks concern for lone workers
There have been 569 robberies in betting shops across the country in the last three years.
# Gardaí
Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference
Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.
# water safety
'Mindless vandalism' of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk
Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service said replacing the life rings will incur a large financial cost.
# water safety
Two men rescued from Lough Derg
The father and son team got into difficulty this afternoon while kayaking.
# Safety
Own a Toyota? Multi-million car recall affects 8,500 in Ireland
A range of problems on several models have been identified.
# Your Say
Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?
Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?
# drive safe
Gardaí will be out in force to ensure everyone has a ‘safe and fun’ St. Patrick’s weekend
“Between 2007 to 2013, 17 people were killed and seriously injured on our roads on St. Patrick’s Day
# buckle up
Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children
And an another terrible statistic from the RSA reveals that one in five people killed on our roads last year were not wearing their seatbelts.
# dangerous games
How safe are your children's toys?
Over 20,000 toys were destroyed for being unsafe last year.
Minister says his Twitter was ‘compromised’ after porn tweet
Alex White appeared to ‘favourite’ a tweet which included an image of a naked woman.
# Stormwatch
Driving or near water this weekend? Be careful
The gardaí are advising people to use “common sense” in bad weather.
# Safety
HSA calls for rigorous lift inspections
Reports tonight indicate that the authority will begin a new investigation into the death of three-year-old Solomon Soremekun.
Column: Why are we still dying to party?
The Stardust fire happened 33 years ago, but we still have not learned the lessons of that horrific night, writes Paul Allen.
# D'oh!
TV ad promoting safe cycling banned for showing cyclist without a helmet
# What the fliuch
Road closures, clean-ups... and bad weather set to continue
Many roads around coastal areas have been affected by the bad weather. We have the latest from around the country.
# Health
Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth
The new information should be used to provide early intervention for those babies who medics previously didn’t believe to be at risk of later developmental difficulties.
# Fire
Two men arrested after fire breaks out on ferry in North Sea
A number of crew members and passengers were taken to a local hospital in Newcastle by helicopter.
# flamin nora
Pigeons and toilets rolls among weirdest causes of fires in 2013
London Fire Brigade has revealed the reasons behind some bizarre call outs.
Column: Working as a firefighter over the festive period can be hard – but it’s worth it
Our control centre handles fire and rescue calls for the whole of Leinster, so we’re always busy, but Christmas and New Year can often be when we’re needed most, writes Trevor Hunt.
# helmet hair
If you have a moped/motorbike, you'll like this
Helmet hair, but not as we know it.
# red nose day
Heading for a Christmas Day swim? Here's 6 top tips to see you through safely...
From the Forty Foot in Dublin to Fanad in Donegal, thousands will be braving the waters this morning…
# water safety
Taking a Christmas swim? Be careful, says Coast Guard
Heavy swells and high swells will make the seas a dangerous place tomorrow.
# Ban
EU proposes ban on cloning farm animals and selling clone meat
A ban on all imports into the EU of cloned animals was also proposed.
# Child Protection
Sex offender prevented from travelling under Northern Ireland's first ever Foreign Travel Order
The order prevents the offender from travelling to any worldwide country besides Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
# gales
Lorry driver killed as UK lashed by major storm
Emergency committee meets to discuss response as rail services disrupted, flights cancelled and power cut.
# stay safe
How to keep your social profiles safe and private
You could be revealing more information online than you would think.
# Safety
London cyclists hold 'die-in' protest over road deaths
The protest was calling for action for an improvement to road safety in the UK capital.
# Belfast
'We are all aware of the threat posed by terrorists' - PSNI to step up Christmas security
In response to last night’s security incident the PSNI will increase their presence on Belfast’s streets
# Latvia
Security concerns delay search of Riga store wreckage
A survey was carried out to establish how safe the building is. Seven people remain unaccounted for.
# accident and injury
NUIG recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test system that detects falls
The portable fall detector incorporates accelerometers which are capable of running complex falls detection algorithms.
# Invention
Is this the best cycling invention ever? The invisible bike helmet is here
Two women have invented the world’s first invisible bike helmet. Would you buy one?
# Buuuurrrrrrr
Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter
The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.
# Health and Safety
HSA warn against workplace accidents due to 48 people dying last year
The Health and Safety Authority said so far this year 38 people have lost their lives in accidents at work.
# Roads
14 per cent of people speeding were 30km above the limit
Gardaí have issued nearly 140,000 fixed charge notices for speeding between January and September of this year.
# Children
Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns
Two children who were removed from their Roma families have since been reunited with them.
# sponsored by HSA
How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?
And more importantly – how can they be prevented?
# the earth's moving
Despite a few earthquakes in Ireland this year, we're not signed up to earthquake drill today
Be one of the 24 million people taking part and get under your desk at 6.17pm to join in.