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Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
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Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief

Apr 30th 2021, 1:38 PM 1,048 Views 0 Comments

Peter Sherrard says the measures are about trying to minimise risk for those travelling to Japan.

Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus
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Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 6:20 PM 124,347 Views 105 Comments

The construction company said further tests are being arranged.

'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?
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'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?

Jul 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 31,183 Views 45 Comments

There was a large and sudden move towards remote working from the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak
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Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 10,301 Views 10 Comments

An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.

'We're not going to f*** it up' - Wilder and Fury banned from facing off at today's weigh-in
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'We're not going to f*** it up' - Wilder and Fury banned from facing off at today's weigh-in

Feb 21st 2020, 11:19 AM 8,168 Views 5 Comments

Promoter Bob Arum supported the decision but UFC star Conor McGregor was among those to call for NSAC to change its mind.

Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port
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Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port

Jan 6th 2020, 4:07 PM 20,617 Views 0 Comments

Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.

Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
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Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide

Oct 21st 2019, 6:05 AM 15,371 Views 15 Comments

So far this year, there have been six reported construction-related deaths.

Fitzgerald Stadium capacity reduced by over 6,000 for Kerry's Super 8s opener against Mayo
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Fitzgerald Stadium capacity reduced by over 6,000 for Kerry's Super 8s opener against Mayo

Jul 9th 2019, 8:05 PM 34,221 Views 27 Comments

The sides will meet in the crunch tie on Sunday.

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018
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37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Jan 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,875 Views 12 Comments

Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim
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Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:00 AM 46,254 Views 0 Comments

The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.

Uefa raise safety concerns over Wembley pitch ahead of Spurs' next CL game
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Uefa raise safety concerns over Wembley pitch ahead of Spurs' next CL game

Oct 31st 2018, 12:09 PM 6,446 Views 5 Comments

Tottenham face PSV next week and Uefa say they will inspect the playing surface on Monday.

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case
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Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case

Oct 31st 2018, 6:00 AM 62,710 Views 0 Comments

During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.

Recall: Over 2,000 drivers in Ireland warned about safety issue with their Dacia cars
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Recall: Over 2,000 drivers in Ireland warned about safety issue with their Dacia cars

Jul 18th 2018, 12:28 PM 34,362 Views 51 Comments

It is the third time a major vehicle manufacturer has issued a recall in recent days.

Galway clean-up groups say they're concerned about 'which roads they'll be allowed to clean'
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Galway clean-up groups say they're concerned about 'which roads they'll be allowed to clean'

Jun 10th 2018, 9:15 AM 19,962 Views 25 Comments

Voluntary groups are not permitted to work on roads with traffic volumes greater than 1000 vehicles per day.

Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port
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Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port

Jun 6th 2018, 8:05 PM 20,638 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the death of the man.

Bakery says it dismissed worker for making chewing gum 'stick man'
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Bakery says it dismissed worker for making chewing gum 'stick man'

Apr 26th 2018, 5:01 PM 32,264 Views 0 Comments

The worker claimed in the Labour Court that this wasn’t the real reason for his dismissal.

Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire
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Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire

Mar 27th 2018, 10:45 PM 40,300 Views 33 Comments

Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.

Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station
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Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station

Nov 20th 2017, 7:55 AM 21,907 Views 30 Comments

GRA members say there are serious health and safety issues at the station.

Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre
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Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre

Nov 14th 2017, 3:48 PM 16,467 Views 11 Comments

14 incidents of potential abuse have been identified at Stewarts Care in Dublin.

Coffee shops that reward customers with reusable cups advised to refuse dirty ones
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Coffee shops that reward customers with reusable cups advised to refuse dirty ones

Sep 25th 2017, 6:16 AM 48,297 Views 29 Comments

An environmentalist has advised that coffee chains should give a 20-cent discount to customers who have reusable cups – but implementing that isn’t entirely straightforward.

Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm
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Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm

Sep 14th 2017, 7:49 AM 23,830 Views 1 Comment

Two others were taken to hospital, but neither are believed to be in a critical condition.

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
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Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

Sep 11th 2017, 10:15 AM 20,388 Views 17 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
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Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Aug 16th 2017, 8:19 AM 8,646 Views 29 Comments

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

Company fined €750,000 over Killarney hotel lift that fell three floors
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Company fined €750,000 over Killarney hotel lift that fell three floors

Jul 5th 2017, 4:47 PM 35,346 Views 33 Comments

All five had been guests at a wedding.

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked
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Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 12,930 Views 26 Comments

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

Company fined €300,000 over death of worker at Corrib gas tunnel
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Company fined €300,000 over death of worker at Corrib gas tunnel

Jun 14th 2017, 9:08 AM 13,618 Views 5 Comments

He received fatal head injuries when a pipe he was working under collapsed on top of him.

Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer
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Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer

May 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,531 Views 21 Comments

Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.

Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike
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Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike

Feb 17th 2017, 1:22 PM 50,145 Views 77 Comments

Mandate Trade Union has called on Tesco to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK
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Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK

Feb 16th 2017, 1:52 PM 40,951 Views 21 Comments

The youngster died in an incident involving the units.

Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation
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Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation

Nov 30th 2016, 7:28 PM 13,244 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí who had worked eight hour shifts, without any breaks, while on witness protection duty brought the challenge against the ban.

Bin company may stop collecting rubbish bags in Dublin for 'health and safety reasons'
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Bin company may stop collecting rubbish bags in Dublin for 'health and safety reasons'

Nov 7th 2016, 10:05 AM 26,338 Views 62 Comments

A number of incidents involving syringes in bin bags has given waste company Greyhound pause for thought.

Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action
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Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action

May 31st 2016, 12:48 PM 11,399 Views 29 Comments

Members of Siptu and Impact are taking the action today.

33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets
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33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets

May 1st 2016, 3:35 PM 31,895 Views 34 Comments

The poisoning is thought to have been an accident.

Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?
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Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?

Apr 9th 2016, 8:00 PM 33,317 Views 49 Comments

“It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed or stabbed.”

Dublin Bus drivers to ditch Port Tunnel if they can't listen to their radios
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Dublin Bus drivers to ditch Port Tunnel if they can't listen to their radios

Mar 1st 2016, 10:50 AM 30,252 Views 111 Comments

Last week Dublin Bus announced “zero tolerance” measures which will see drivers disciplined for using electronic devices, including FM radios, while driving.

Porn stars will not have to wear condoms or goggles while filming
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Porn stars will not have to wear condoms or goggles while filming

Feb 19th 2016, 11:56 AM 62,313 Views 65 Comments

They had argued the move would destroy the industry.

'Pure luck no one was killed': Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus
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'Pure luck no one was killed': Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus

Nov 13th 2015, 6:01 AM 20,490 Views 57 Comments

Dublin Bus has said maintenance controllers regularly carry out checks on buses.

Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around
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Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around

Aug 1st 2015, 8:50 AM 23,347 Views 17 Comments

The Air India flight to Milan was forced to return to New Delhi.

You're literally risking life and limb if you do this
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You're literally risking life and limb if you do this

Jul 3rd 2015, 4:21 PM 46,386 Views 49 Comments

Young people have been seen jumping from four storeys up in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
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Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

May 27th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,652 Views 42 Comments

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

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