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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Safety

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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.
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.
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.
This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining…
…But is it fair to use it?
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.
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.
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 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.
Boeing 787 Dreamliners to undergo in-depth safety review - FAA
The announcement came after a recent spate of incidents involving the aircraft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
PICTURES: Tears at the Priory Hall protest march
Hundreds have turned out to mark a year since they were forced to leave their homes.
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 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.
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.
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.
Majority of cyclists admit to breaking rules of the road - survey
The report suggest a ‘points’ system for cyclists.
Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water
Never ever drink and dive, swim or sail, says Irish Water Safety.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Volvo develops airbags to protect pedestrians
A world first.
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.
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.
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.