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Lifeguards Rescued 413 Swimmers Last Month
#watersafety – The CEO of Irish Water Safety, John leech is urging the public to use the Local Authority manned lifeguarded bathing places to ensure there are no more swimming tragedies this summer. Please take heed of advice given by…
Irish Water Safety Issues Appeal Ahead of Most Popular Swimming Month
#watersafety - August is the most popular month for outdoor swimming, prompting Irish Water Safety's appeal to swim at Lifeguarded waterways and to stay close to shore and within your depth. Ireland averages 135 drownings every year. Drownings happen quickly…
Mother Of Boy Who Died In Quarry Drowning Urges Public To Beware Of Cold Water Shock
#WaterSafety - The mother of a boy who tragically died from cold water shock while swimming in open water has called on the public to be mindful that warm weather does not equal warm water. Dylan Ramsay, 13, drowned while…
91 Drowned in 2013, The Lowest Since 1936 Say Irish Water Safety
#safetyonthewater – Irish Water Safety (IWS) has appealed to the public to stay vigilant around water and not to become another drowning statistic. This appeal comes in the wake of IWS drowning statistics for 2013 which recorded 91 drownings, the…
New UK Figures Show 381 Water-Related Deaths In 2013
#WaterSafety - There were a total of 381 drownings and water-related deaths from accidents or natural causes across the United Kingdom in 2013, according to a report published this week by Britain's National Water Safety Forum (NWSF). As in previous…
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,…

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