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# water-safety - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'

Sep 23rd 2021, 11:04 AM 12,389 Views 26 Comments
  • The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
  • Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
  • Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'

# water-safety - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Man dies after being taken from water in Dún Laoghaire
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man dies after being taken from water in Dún Laoghaire

Aug 18th 2021, 10:45 AM 33,995 Views 4 Comments

The man was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

# water-safety - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'

Jul 31st 2021, 9:30 AM 18,638 Views 3 Comments

The RNLI and the Department of Transport are appealing for people to be conscious of water safety this weekend.

# water-safety - Monday 26 July, 2021

Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore
# Tramore
# Tramore

Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore

Jul 26th 2021, 8:57 AM 38,772 Views 3 Comments

The man in his 60s was pulled from the water yesterday.

# water-safety - Saturday 24 July, 2021

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

Jul 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,170 Views 4 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

# water-safety - Friday 23 July, 2021

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 14,687 Views 44 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

# water-safety - Friday 11 June, 2021

Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday
# Exam Weather
# Exam Weather

Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday

Jun 11th 2021, 1:28 PM 13,874 Views 2 Comments

As people travel to the water to cool down this weekend, Water Safety Ireland have asked the public to be careful.

# water-safety - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Kinsale RNLI crew rescue man after spotting him in sea during routine training exercise
# Cork
# Cork

Kinsale RNLI crew rescue man after spotting him in sea during routine training exercise

Jun 5th 2021, 5:33 PM 28,491 Views 7 Comments

The Coast Guard’s R115 helicopter also attended and transported the man for further medical attention.

# water-safety - Saturday 1 May, 2021

'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

May 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 13,651 Views 5 Comments

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

# water-safety - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year
# Be Summer Ready
# Be Summer Ready

'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year

Apr 21st 2021, 6:32 PM 20,777 Views 18 Comments

Water Safety Ireland said however that it will be running classes at 200 beaches this summer.

# water-safety - Friday 14 August, 2020

Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast
# North Ayrshire
# North Ayrshire

Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast

Aug 14th 2020, 2:23 PM 39,496 Views 9 Comments

The teenager was praised for his quick actions.

# water-safety - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast
# Liveline
# Liveline

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast

Aug 4th 2020, 10:44 PM 47,048 Views 10 Comments

A father and his three daughters got into difficulty in the water off Portsalon beach.

# water-safety - Friday 31 July, 2020

Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years

Jul 31st 2020, 11:14 AM 15,395 Views 15 Comments

A new website has been launched to provide advice and tips on water safety to the public.

# water-safety - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork
# Near Miss
# Near Miss

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

May 28th 2020, 11:50 AM 27,679 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

# water-safety - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
# Bank Holiday Weekend
# Bank Holiday Weekend

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise

Apr 30th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,593 Views 11 Comments

It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.

# water-safety - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims

Dec 25th 2019, 9:30 AM 14,059 Views 16 Comments

An average of 127 people drown each year in Ireland.

# water-safety - Monday 24 December, 2018

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe
# Brave The Waves
# Brave The Waves

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe

Dec 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 40,482 Views 23 Comments

Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.

# water-safety - Saturday 21 July, 2018

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

Jul 21st 2018, 6:50 PM 18,267 Views 25 Comments

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

# water-safety - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current
# RNLI
# RNLI

Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current

Jul 17th 2018, 9:46 AM 28,701 Views 5 Comments

All three were taken to hospital.

# water-safety - Monday 25 June, 2018

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend
# Drowning Deaths
# Drowning Deaths

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend

Jun 25th 2018, 9:22 AM 44,444 Views 16 Comments

The incidents occurred in Dun Laoghaire and Killybegs.

# water-safety - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather
# Sun Safety
# Sun Safety

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather

Jun 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 16,408 Views 13 Comments

Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.

# water-safety - Saturday 2 June, 2018

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:15 AM 20,819 Views 30 Comments

According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.

# water-safety - Saturday 5 May, 2018

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 14,836 Views 13 Comments

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

# water-safety - Friday 30 March, 2018

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble
# How To Save A Life
# How To Save A Life

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble

Mar 30th 2018, 12:50 PM 7,753 Views 7 Comments

The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.

# water-safety - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze

Aug 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 59,304 Views 34 Comments

There has been an increased trend of the use of mermaid tails while swimming in the UK.

# water-safety - Friday 18 August, 2017

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire
# Uneasy Jet
# Uneasy Jet

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire

Aug 18th 2017, 8:03 AM 32,230 Views 50 Comments

The Coast Guard said that it received a number of calls about the vehicles at Seapoint yesterday evening.

# water-safety - Saturday 12 August, 2017

A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year

Aug 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,474 Views 6 Comments

Saving Lives at Sea airs at 8pm next Wednesday on BBC Two.

# water-safety - Sunday 6 August, 2017

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember

Aug 6th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,102 Views 12 Comments

While temperatures out of the water can rise, the temperatures in the water rarely exceed 15C.

# water-safety - Friday 28 July, 2017

Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'
# Lough Derg
# Lough Derg

Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'

Jul 28th 2017, 4:50 PM 51,070 Views 13 Comments

The man spent the night alone on his craft on Lough Derg after it went aground having slipped its moorings.

# water-safety - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip
# Out And Aboat
# Out And Aboat

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip

Jul 26th 2017, 6:27 PM 22,944 Views 8 Comments

One person was taken to hospital.

# water-safety - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

Jul 25th 2017, 11:00 PM 36,428 Views 54 Comments

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

# water-safety - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach
# Hero
# Hero

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Jul 4th 2017, 10:08 PM 49,674 Views 19 Comments

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

# water-safety - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
# Swimming
# Swimming

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 6,240 Views 5 Comments

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

# water-safety - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc
# Dún Laoghaire
# Dún Laoghaire

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc

May 27th 2017, 1:58 PM 97,926 Views 40 Comments

The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.

# water-safety - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach

May 24th 2017, 7:09 AM 18,877 Views 16 Comments

The two Finnish tourists were uninjured.

# water-safety - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning
# Against All Odds
# Against All Odds

Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning

May 11th 2017, 10:53 AM 18,584 Views 11 Comments

Clodagh had the awareness in her not to swim out and grab him immediately in case she got dragged down with him.

# water-safety - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers

Mar 9th 2017, 12:01 AM 10,514 Views 6 Comments

Each year an average of 28 people drown accidentally around the Irish coast.

# water-safety - Monday 26 December, 2016

The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'
# Irish Coast Guard
# Irish Coast Guard

The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'

Dec 26th 2016, 6:15 AM 6,312 Views 0 Comments

The death of one of their members this year emphasised the importance of the Irish Coast Guard.

# water-safety - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts
# Natural High
# Natural High

Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts

Dec 24th 2016, 8:30 PM 21,534 Views 12 Comments

“Get in, get out, warm up.”

# water-safety - Friday 1 July, 2016

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters
# Summer Safety
# Summer Safety

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters

Jul 1st 2016, 3:34 PM 14,793 Views 13 Comments

The Coast Guard is particularly urging those who take part in shore-related activities to wear life jackets.

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