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Jedward Trapped By Tide On North Dublin Beach
#WaterSafety - Pop twins Jedward have urged their fans to stay safe near the water after they got themselves into a spot of bother trapped by the tide on a sandbank in North Co Dublin last night. As the Irish…
Calls for Sea Change in Attitudes to Maritime Safety
#seasafety – Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has called for a sea change in attitudes to maritime safety, as he launched a new consultation process on maritime safety: Sea Change – Building a new Maritime Safety Culture.…
Coastguard Rescues Boys From Tiny Dinghy Off Howth
#WaterSafety - The Irish Coast Guard has reiterated its warning to the public not to go to sea in unsuitable craft after two children were recovered from a small dinghy off North Co Dublin on Monday evening. As TheJournal.ie reports,…
Maritime Safety Strategy Seeks Submissions on Building New Safety Culture
#safetyonthewater – The Irish Maritime Administration (IMA), the Government's new wing to deal with maritime affairs, is inviting submissions from all interested parties on the new Maritime Safety Strategy, Sea Change – Building a New Maritime Safety  Culture, which is…
Teens Hospitalised After Swimming Accident
#WaterSafety - After yesterday's warning against taking risks on or near the water during the current hot spell comes news that three teenagers have been hospitalised after an accident at a lake near an apartment complex in Blanchardstown yesterday evening…
Sea Jumpers Taking A Big Risk During Hot Spell
#WaterSafety - Despite Irish Water Safety's sensible advice for open sea swimming and inland water bathing during the current hot spell, some reckless souls have been taking their lives in their hands with some scary jumps into the drink. The video…
Friday the 13th Full Moon Water Safety Warning
#watersafety – Hot weather often lulls people into a false sense of security that will place lives at risk this weekend at beaches, rivers and lakes. Knowing the dangers will reduce the chance of drowning tragedies that average five per…
Riptide Warning For NI's North Coast After Bodyboarder's Death
#WaterSafety - HM Coastguard has issued a safety warning over dangerous riptides along Northern Ireland's north coast this week after strong currents claimed one life and put two others at risk. BBC News reports on the death of 25-year-old Stephen…
Top Lifesaver Gets Unique Chain of Office
#watersafety – A unique Chain of Office was presented to the Chairman of Irish Water Safety (IWS), Breda Collins by the Kilkenny Water Safety Area Committee (WSAC) recently. It was designed and made by Liam Costigan of Kilkenny. It is…
VHF Smartphone Case Could Be A Real Lifesaver
#WaterSafety - A new case that turns a smartphone into a VHF radio could revolutionise safety on the water, as the Irish Examiner reports. The VHF Casemate is the brainchild of Dublin-based product designer Seán Toomey, who developed the idea…
Bundoran Lifeboat Crew Welcome Students Behind New Water Safety Initiative
#WaterSafety - The crew of Bundoran RNLI's lifeboat, together with local fishermen and members of Irish Water Safety, recently welcomed a group of students from Lucan, Co Dublin who created a new school’s guide to water safety in Ireland’s rivers,…
Donegal Firm Innovates In Water Safety With GPS Lifejackets
#Lifejackets - The Sunday Independent writes on Donegal firm Mullion Survival Technology's new innovative lifejackets that come with the latest tech to ensure help comes quickly. The compact design sits like a collar around the user, with plenty of room…
RNLI Surfers Survival Clinics Return To The Causeway Coast
#WaterSafety - The RNLI will host four free Surfers Survival Clinics next weekend, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March, on the East Strand in Portrush. The clinics, which are run by the charity’s lifeguards, are open to surfing enthusiasts of…
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Recruiting Lifeguards For Summer 2014
#Lifeguards - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is currently recruiting lifeguards for the summer season 2014. Appointments will be made from a panel of successful candidates, each of whom must be at least 17 years of age on 13 May 2014…
Risky Seaside Frolics Underline Dangers Of Stormy Weather
#WaterSafety - Photographer Aidan Tarbett sent us this and other shots of a man with two young children playing in the sea spray and high winds at Bullock Harbour in Dalkey, South Dublin on Monday 3 February. In defiance of…
Water Safety Warnings Repeated After Man Caught By Wave In Howth
#WaterSafety - The public has been reminded yet again to stay away from the water's edge as the country continues to be battered by huge waves and storm-force winds after a man was injured on Howth's East Pier this afternoon…

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