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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Safety

All time
# featherheads
Forgetful taxi customers leave phones, keys and even shoes behind
A new survey also revealed 55 per cent of people like their drivers to have the chats with them on topics like the economy, sports and politics.
# Campaign
Campaign highlights dangers of hair straighteners to children
The campaign was launched following a rise in the number of children attending A&E at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children with hair straightener burns.
# Priory Hall
PICTURES: Tears at the Priory Hall protest march
Hundreds have turned out to mark a year since they were forced to leave their homes.
# Dublin
VIDEOS: Gardaí release dramatic footage of near-misses on Dublin's roads
Gardaí are releasing the footage in a bid to reduce the number of casualties on Dublin’s roads.
# Road Safety
Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records
Noel Brett of the Road Safety Authority says it should be routine practice for drivers in crashes to have their records checked.
# hair dye
New EU rules make hair dye safer
Good news for the 60 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men in Europe who colour their hair.
# Dangerous Driving
Fail! Over 50 per cent of vehicles did not pass the NCT this year
More than 2,300 vehicles were deemed to be dangerous and failed the test.
# Transport
Majority of cyclists admit to breaking rules of the road - survey
The report suggest a ‘points’ system for cyclists.
# Drink and Dive
Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water
Never ever drink and dive, swim or sail, says Irish Water Safety.
# Taxis
Smartphone taxi service launches in Dublin
The app sends you a picture of your driver, the roof sign number and a real time arrival countdown.
# Ghost Estates
Progress being made on ghost estates
Minister Jan O’Sullivan said today that some estates are finished and hundreds more are being worked on – but some will have to be demolished.
# farm safety
Farm injuries rise by 35 per cent in 5 years
The latest research shows that farm family members suffered almost 90 per cent of farm injuries reported, while livestock-related injuries accounted for 33 per cent of all injuries.
# Fracking
Regulator announces €3million fines for fracking safety breaches
Companies engaged in any potential fracking will face stiff penalties including jail if they do not comply with regulations.
# Food Safety
Seven enforcement orders issued by Food Safety Authority in May
Meanwhile, the HSE prosecuted a Tesco Extra branch in Carton Park, Maynooth after customer complaints over chicken.
# Euro 2012
'Stay at home and watch it on TV' - Campbell warns of racist violence in Ukraine
The former Arsenal and Spurs defender has spoken out about the safety of England fans at Euro 2012 as part of a Panorama documentary to be broadcast tonight.
# Boy Racers
Video: Mayo County Council uses CCTV to catch 'boy racers'
Some residents say their lives are being made a misery by late night anti-social driving behaviour.
# Safety
BHA report: Too soon to say if Grand National needs to be made safer
The British Horseracing Authority has concluded a review of the incidents which led to the deaths of Synchronised and According to Pete this year.
# Riot
Genoa protests inspire security clampdown
A demonstration by club “ultras” during yesterday’s fixture with Siena has triggered calls for a review of Serie A stadium policy.
Extract: 'Titanic underwent her trials, which were entirely satisfactory'
The men who built the Titanic recall the safety tests on the ‘unsinkable’ ship before her maiden voyage.
# Road Safety
Volvo develops airbags to protect pedestrians
A world first.
# Shannon
Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after ‘smell of smoke’ on board
The British Airways flight resumed its journey to Chicago in the early hours of this morning.
# Carjacking
Drivers warned over spate of carjackings in Belfast
There have been at least ten car hijackings in the city over the past two weeks – and an MLA has warned of possible deaths if they continue.
# Marco Simoncelli
Simoncelli's accident deemed 'unpreventable'
MotoGP’s chief safety officer has exonerated track officials of any part in the death of Italian rider Marco Simoncelli, claiming that the Malaysian track featured “an abundance” of safety measures.
# He Crazy
Mario Balotelli gets serious about fireworks safety, obviously
Days after setting his house on fire during an ill-conceived rocket launch, the maverick striker has become a fireworks safety ambassador for the city of Manchester.
# Frequent Flyers
British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers
Members of BA’s Executive Club will be offered a chance to buy a space in a course – teaching them how to survive a crash.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus defends internship position for ‘Air Safety Assistant’
The airline said the role advertised under the government’s JobBridge scheme would not involve overseeing safety practices.
# Roads
Get the bus and eat some peanuts: Advice for Leaving Cert students tonight
The Road Safety Authority is urging students to “make mature and sensible choices” while DrinkAware has some interesting tips for those out celebrating…
# Bounce
Trampoline-related injuries on the up
The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine is warning of the dangers of trampolines for children. It’s also advising that you should never drink and bounce.
# Your Say
Poll: Should smoking be banned in private cars?
The Minister for Health has said he would consider banning smoking in private vehicles. How would you react?
# Health
Children on board? Smoking in cars may be banned
Health Minister James Reilly says he’s in favour of legislating on smoking in cars.
# Refugees
World Refugee Day 2011: The photos and stories
“You know, it’s better to die trying to cross the Mediterranean than to stay in this situation in the camp”: Testimonies from refugees who fled the Libyan violence.
# UK
Company fined £3m for Potters Bar train crash
Network Rail admits breaching safety regulations in UK accident.
# crime map
'Crime map' lets UK public see what offences are committed on their doorstep
New mapping facility is aiming to keep people safer – and increase transparency in crime-fighting.
# Afghanistan
Children 'are safer' in Kabul than in western cities - Nato official
A Nato envoy has said that children are better off living in the Afghan capital than in London, Glasgow or New York…
# Electric Picnic
Picnic safety warning for Homebase tent purchasers
# Ryanair
Ryanair safety review after child falls
Calls for Boeing to make changes to plane design.