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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Safety

All time
# Food Safety
Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.
# Athlone
ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe
The charity has published advice for parents in light of the alleged attack in Athlone. It urges parents to teach basic rules to children from the age of two.
# Search
Police call off search for Polish man who was swept into the sea
The man went missing in September during turbulent weather conditions. Members of the public came out in force to assist with the search.
# Child Safety
Athlone incident reminds us to be vigilant when it comes to child safety, says RCNI
The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) has urged anyone concerned about a neighbour to work with gardaí.
# emergency staff
HSE has 'no plans' to provide ambulance staff with stab vests
However the National Ambulance Service has been identified as an end-user in a trial for a new generation of body armour.
# Rape
Police in India arrest fifth gang member suspected of gang-raping photographer
The crime reignited anger about women’s safety in India following a similar attack last year.
# Dispatches
French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary
Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of Dispatches over the safety claims made in Monday night’s programme.
# Australia
Melbourne plans city centre 'safe havens' for women
The city’s mayor has said the havens would provide safe zones for women, particularly at night.
# Drowning
Coveney: I've been to too many funerals and scenes of bodies brought ashore
Speaking to, Coveney spoke of the loss in his own family
Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2
Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.
# Doctors
Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours
The Irish Medical Organisation says that non-consultant hospital doctors are “routinely forced” to work “dangerously long” hours in Ireland.
Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'
Every year, 25,000 women die in childbirth in Ethiopia, writes Donnacha Maguire, who says money alone will not stop women from dying, only people working together will do that.
# Hailo hailo
Hailo taxi app launches for Cork
Around 200 drivers already on board Leeside one year after Dublin app went live.
# wheely irritating
The 11 most annoying drivers on Irish roads
How many of these will you meet on your commute?
# water safety
Irish Coast Guard warns people to 'stay safe in the water' this summer
There have been 14 deaths by drowning in Irish waters so far this year.
# Rescue
"Be alert and sensible" on the beach, warns the RNLI
The Bundoran RNLI has said that the good weather means a busier time for lifeboats across the country.
# Bangladesh
'Extremely' poor quality materials caused Bangladesh factory collapse
A government report found that two floors had been added illegally and the ground it was built on had been a body of water, filled with rubbish.
Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin
People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.
# Your Say
Poll: Will the Bangladesh factory collapse change the way you shop?
As the death toll passes 1,000, we want to know: Will this incident have an impact on your shopping habits?
# Safety
Are you 'inviting' burglars into your home?
An AA survey shows that people still leave their keys where burglars can find them – like in a garage or even in the porch.
Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"
When a group of farmers realised that health and safety was a big issue on their farms, they took things into their own hands – and won an award for their work.
# the buzz
Why is the US investigating added caffeine in foods?
You may be surprised by the beverages and foods containing the stimulant… even chewing gum.
# Road Deaths
Man killed in Galway road crash
The 72-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the Aintree Grand National cruel?
Despite recent safety changes to the course, horses continue to die.
# Roads
Gardaí urge caution as 48 lives already lost on Irish roads
If you will be driving anywhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend, gardaí are urging you to stay safe on the roads.
# Domestic Violence
Safety app for women to be launched tomorrow
The app is from SAFE Ireland for android phones and contains information on services available to keep women and children safe from abuse.
# safe cities
Dublin signs up to UN 'safe cities' programme
The programme is working in cities across the globe to prevent and reduce sexual harassment and violence in public places.
# Horsemeat
UK: Four new products found to contain horsemeat
However, 99 per cent of the Food Safety Authority’s tests continue to show no horse DNA at or above the level of 1 per cent.
# upright position
This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining…
…But is it fair to use it?
# Begging
Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging
The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.
# Rescue
Over 1,000 people rescued by RNLI lifeboats last year
The busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year was in Bangor, Co Down – which carried out half of its callouts during the hours of darkness.
# Safety
Tips and tricks: What driving measures can you take to keep you safe
With many areas experiencing snow and ice, here are some tips to help keep you safe on the roads.
# Boeing
Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide
Aviators have grounded most of the world’s 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane’s batteries can be fixed.
# Safety
Boeing 787 Dreamliners to undergo in-depth safety review - FAA
The announcement came after a recent spate of incidents involving the aircraft.
# stay safe
From the archives: A most surprising Christmas tree accident
Bing Crosby had good reason to dream of a white Christmas – he was lucky not to lose his family in a fire caused by Christmas lights at his home in 1943.
# Careful Now
Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries
Coughs, colds, trips and falls are the most common injuries and illnesses around Christmas. Watch yourselves.
# Rescue
Woman and her dog rescued from freezing water at Wexford harbour
The woman went into the water to save her dog Holly but couldn’t climb back out because of the temperature.
# Safety
Parents urged to make window blinds safe
At least five children in Ireland have died as a result of accidents from window blinds since 2005.
# children's referendum
Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate
Kathy Sinnott is taking the ‘No’ side in the Vincent Browne-hosted debate on the upcoming children’s referendum. The FG director of elections called her claims on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night as “scaremongering”.
Column: Here's why cyclists need to change - as do motorists
The way we view each other with mutual suspicion is often down to cramped roads, crap cycle lanes and a lack of intersection between how motorists and cyclists use the road.