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The Summer Holidays are Nearly Here - Have Fun and Stay Safe at the Seaside
The Summer Holidays are nearly here - have fun and stay safe at the seaside With the school holidays fast approaching, NI Coastguards are encouraging children to stay safe whilst at the beach and along the coast. Last month, Northern…
Recall for XM Liferaft Batch
Navimo have recalled a batch of XM liferafts due to mini-leaks that could affect the liferafts' performance. The problem is confined to a limited batch of XM liferafts manufactured in the Far East carrying part numbers 53871 to 53876. This…
Safety Campaign Urges Three Steps to Drowning Prevention
1.    SWIM WHERE LIFEGUARDS PATROL - they're trained to keep you safe Warm summer trips to Ireland's waterways can be an accident waiting to happen if the proper precautions are not taken. One of the safest precautions people can take…
Exxon Mobil Survey off Kerry Coast
Oil exploration company Exxon Mobil will begin exploring underwater areas off Ireland's South West coast this June, with a three-week stint in the area planned. The area they will be surveying is close to recently-discovered areas of rare deep-water coral…
Swimming Pool Safety Guidelines will improve public safety
Irish Water Safety in partnership with Swim Ireland and ILAM have produced "Swimming Pool Safety Guidelines", to be launched by Minister Michael Finneran at 11am on Wednesday 28th April 2010 at Dublin City Council's Markievicz Leisure Centre, Townsend St, Dublin…
Check Your Self Bailer; Rain (maybe Snow) on the Way
If you've just launched your boat it might be a good time to double check your bailer is operational. Just as boats were swinging on moorings again Met Eireann has issued a Weather Warning. There is a danger that rain…
Children Risk Drowning Over Easter
Thousands of people will enjoy Bank Holiday breaks and family visits around the country and many will relax close to waterways that pose a danger if certain water safety best practices are not heeded. Irish Water Safety is pleading with…
Tony O'Reilly to drill Dublin Bay for oil?
A company controlled by Irish tycoon Tony O'Reilly has identified Dublin Bay as a major oil prospect. The 'Dalkey Island' prospect, a resource under the Kish Bank, could yield up to 870 million barrels, worth approximately $74billion. The resource is… Ice Warning Issued
Irish Water Safety's, John Leech is advising parents to supervise their children over the next few days until the current spell of hard weather moves away.His best advice is to stay off the ice. Children will be tempted to play on… Christmas Day Swim Advice
Irish Water Safety has issued a warning to cover activities over the holidays including Christmas Day swims. Christmas Charity Swims The Christmas season in Ireland is a time when thousands of people around the country traditionally run sponsored swims in… There is No Such Thing as Safe Ice
Irish Water Safety is warning the public about the danger of drowning as the forecasted spell of severe weather and frosts may well create some frozen ice over canals, rivers and lakes. Children are especially at risk as they are… 'He Would Still Be Here Today' - Podcast Targets Fishermen
The latest video Podcast produced by the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency features true life experiences from Jane Dolby from Essex, a widow who lost her husband to the sea, Tom Smith from Fife, a fisherman who survived his boat… Turning Stormy Tonight
Met Eireann issued a Weather Warning this afternoon at 4pm. It is to turn stormy tonight with winds gusting 100 to 130km/h, with highest values in Northern areas. A Southwest gale to storm force winds tonight on all Irish Coastal… Flood Warning Issued
The Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety, John Leech, has today warned about the increased risk to the public in our current flood conditions. Flood conditions expose the public to hazards they need to be aware of. Fast moving water… High Rainfall Poses Risk to Boaters
Waterways Ireland has issued a reminder to skippers that following periods of prolonged rainfall that high flow rates, increased current speeds and water turbulence especially in the vicinity of bridges, weirs, locks, flood gates and other infrastructure will be hazardous…
Water Safety Body Warns on Weather
With gales, changeable and inclement weather expected over the weekend, Irish Water Safety is reminding boaters of the importance of taking a good weather forecast and to factor this in to their plans accordingly. In addition we wish to remind…

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