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Marine Notice: Annual Servicing of Lifesaving Equipment
Water Safety
#MARINE NOTICE - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) reminds vessel owners and all seafarers of the requirement to service their lifejackets, liferafts and other safety equipment. All items that form part of…
Irish Water Safety Warns of Work Related Drownings
Water Safety
Since the start of 2007, there have been 22 work-related fatalities where the victim drowned according to Irish Water Safety. The Breakdown by sector (excluding those under current investigation): 2 in Agriculture 17 in Fishing 1 in Quarrying 1 in…
Portuguese Man-of-Wars Arrive on Irish Shores
Water Safety
#WATER SAFETY - Irish Water Safety is warning members of the public that Portuguese Man-of-Wars have landed on beaches in Waterford and Cork, with reports of sightings in Tramore, Ardmore, Inchydoney and Schull so far – and may land on…
Marine Notice on Legal Requirements for Personal Flotation Devices
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#WATER SAFETY - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) addresses the legal requirements for all recreational craft owners, masters and users in relation to the wearing and carrying of personal flotation devices (PFDs).…
Young Girl Dies in Hospital After Incident on Co Antrim Beach
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#WATER SAFETY - The Belfast Telegraph reports that an 11-year-old girl has died in an accident at the seaside near Portballintrae in Co Antrim. The young girl, who has not yet been named, was taken to hospital in critical condition…
Teenager Drowns in Derry Reservoir Tragedy
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#WATER SAFETY - Summer swimmers have been urged not to underestimate the coldness of the water after a teenager drowned in a Co Derry reservoir in the early hours of this morning. BBC News reports that emergency crews were called…
'Put Safety Before Complacency When You Go Boating' Warns Safety Body
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#SAFETY– Warmer weather has turned many waterways into a playground for aquatic sports and boating activities. Accidents can happen fast on water and there may not be time to reach for a lifejacket in an emergency therefore don't just carry…
This Friday Last Day for 2012 Fingal Lifeguard Applicants
Water Safety
#WATER SAFETY - This coming Friday 30 March is the closing date for applications for Fingal County Council beach lifeguards for the 2012 summer season. Lifeguard cover will be provided on Fingal beaches on weekdays and weekends 11am to 7pm…
Irish Tourist Drowns in Melbourne
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#WATER SAFETY - A 27-year-old Irish tourist had died after drowning in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The tourist and a colleague, who have not yet been named, had reportedly entered the Yarra River in central…
Teen Surfers Honoured for Saving Boy from Drowning
Water Safety
#WATER SAFETY - Two teenage surfers have been honoured for their brave effort in rescuing a young boy from drowning earlier this year, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/safety/water-safety http://afloat.ie/safety/rescue http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1123/1224307999902.html Bernard Cahill, 17, and Donough Cronin, 16, from Ennis received…
Fatality Rate for Fishermen An 'Absolute Tragedy'
Water Safety
Fishermen and farmers make up more than half of all work-related fatalities in Ireland, according to the Minister for the Marine. As The Irish Times reports, Simon Coveney TD decried it as an "absolute tragedy" in the Dáil. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1007/1224305390030.html He…
Lifeguarding in Ireland
Water Safety

Lifeguarding in Ireland

2nd September 2011
It might be hard to believe it but there is plenty of work here in Ireland for the professional lifeguard, from working in a leisure centre swimming pool, to the beautiful beaches around the coast and a beach lifeguard is…
Swimmer Dies After Being Swept Out to Sea
Water Safety
A 35-year-old woman died after being swept out to sea while swimming at a beach in Co Clare yesterday, the Irish Independent reports. http://www.independent.ie/national-news/woman-35-dies-after-being-swept-out-to-sea-2836883.html The Limerick woman, named locally last night as Julie Burke, was caught in a strong current…
Play safe with your life - 112 lost to drowning last year
Water Safety
Irish Water Safety has a serious message to everyone enjoying waterways in August - Swim at Lifeguarded Waterways. Irish Water Safety trained Lifeguards will provide all the information and protection you need to stay safe during the busiest month of…
Graphic Water Safety Ads Could Save Lives - Jim Higgins MEP
Water Safety
Drowning is frighteningly the second cause of death and injury for children in the EU, the primary causes are inability to swim and alcohol induced poor supervision of children - particularly on holidays. "We must remember that children can drown…
Search Resumes for Missing Teen on Donegal Coast
Water Safety
Searching resumed at first light this morning for a teenager reported missing last night in Co Donegal. The 17-year-old, believed to be from Derry, was last seen by friends around 1:30am when their group went swimming in Lough Swilly at…

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