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Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
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Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'

Sep 23rd 2021, 11:04 AM 12,384 Views 26 Comments
  • The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
  • Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
  • Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'
Man dies after being taken from water in Dún Laoghaire
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Man dies after being taken from water in Dún Laoghaire

Aug 18th 2021, 10:45 AM 33,995 Views 4 Comments

The man was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'
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Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'

Jul 31st 2021, 9:30 AM 18,638 Views 3 Comments

The RNLI and the Department of Transport are appealing for people to be conscious of water safety this weekend.

Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore
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Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore

Jul 26th 2021, 8:57 AM 38,772 Views 3 Comments

The man in his 60s was pulled from the water yesterday.

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
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ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

Jul 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,170 Views 4 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
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Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 14,687 Views 44 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday
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Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday

Jun 11th 2021, 1:28 PM 13,874 Views 2 Comments

As people travel to the water to cool down this weekend, Water Safety Ireland have asked the public to be careful.

Kinsale RNLI crew rescue man after spotting him in sea during routine training exercise
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Kinsale RNLI crew rescue man after spotting him in sea during routine training exercise

Jun 5th 2021, 5:33 PM 28,491 Views 7 Comments

The Coast Guard’s R115 helicopter also attended and transported the man for further medical attention.

'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
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'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

May 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 13,651 Views 5 Comments

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year
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'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year

Apr 21st 2021, 6:32 PM 20,777 Views 18 Comments

Water Safety Ireland said however that it will be running classes at 200 beaches this summer.

Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast
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Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast

Aug 14th 2020, 2:23 PM 39,496 Views 9 Comments

The teenager was praised for his quick actions.

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast
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21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast

Aug 4th 2020, 10:44 PM 47,048 Views 10 Comments

A father and his three daughters got into difficulty in the water off Portsalon beach.

Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years
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Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years

Jul 31st 2020, 11:14 AM 15,395 Views 15 Comments

A new website has been launched to provide advice and tips on water safety to the public.

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork
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Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

May 28th 2020, 11:50 AM 27,679 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
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'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise

Apr 30th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,593 Views 11 Comments

It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.

'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims
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'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims

Dec 25th 2019, 9:30 AM 14,059 Views 16 Comments

An average of 127 people drown each year in Ireland.

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe
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Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe

Dec 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 40,479 Views 23 Comments

Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters
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'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

Jul 21st 2018, 6:50 PM 18,267 Views 25 Comments

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current
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Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current

Jul 17th 2018, 9:46 AM 28,701 Views 5 Comments

All three were taken to hospital.

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend
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Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend

Jun 25th 2018, 9:22 AM 44,444 Views 16 Comments

The incidents occurred in Dun Laoghaire and Killybegs.

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather
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'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather

Jun 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 16,408 Views 13 Comments

Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend
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People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:15 AM 20,816 Views 30 Comments

According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock
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Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock

May 5th 2018, 9:15 AM 14,835 Views 13 Comments

Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble
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Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble

Mar 30th 2018, 12:50 PM 7,753 Views 7 Comments

The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.

'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze
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'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze

Aug 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 59,304 Views 34 Comments

There has been an increased trend of the use of mermaid tails while swimming in the UK.

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire
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Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire

Aug 18th 2017, 8:03 AM 32,230 Views 50 Comments

The Coast Guard said that it received a number of calls about the vehicles at Seapoint yesterday evening.

A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year
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A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year

Aug 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,474 Views 6 Comments

Saving Lives at Sea airs at 8pm next Wednesday on BBC Two.

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember
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If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember

Aug 6th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,102 Views 12 Comments

While temperatures out of the water can rise, the temperatures in the water rarely exceed 15C.

Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'
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Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'

Jul 28th 2017, 4:50 PM 51,070 Views 13 Comments

The man spent the night alone on his craft on Lough Derg after it went aground having slipped its moorings.

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip
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RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip

Jul 26th 2017, 6:27 PM 22,944 Views 8 Comments

One person was taken to hospital.

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe
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Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

Jul 25th 2017, 11:00 PM 36,428 Views 54 Comments

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach
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'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Jul 4th 2017, 10:08 PM 49,674 Views 19 Comments

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
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'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 6,240 Views 5 Comments

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc
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Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc

May 27th 2017, 1:58 PM 97,926 Views 40 Comments

The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach
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While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach

May 24th 2017, 7:09 AM 18,877 Views 16 Comments

The two Finnish tourists were uninjured.

Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning
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Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning

May 11th 2017, 10:53 AM 18,584 Views 11 Comments

Clodagh had the awareness in her not to swim out and grab him immediately in case she got dragged down with him.

'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers
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'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers

Mar 9th 2017, 12:01 AM 10,514 Views 6 Comments

Each year an average of 28 people drown accidentally around the Irish coast.

The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'
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The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'

Dec 26th 2016, 6:15 AM 6,312 Views 0 Comments

The death of one of their members this year emphasised the importance of the Irish Coast Guard.

Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts
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Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts

Dec 24th 2016, 8:30 PM 21,534 Views 12 Comments

“Get in, get out, warm up.”

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters
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Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters

Jul 1st 2016, 3:34 PM 14,793 Views 13 Comments

The Coast Guard is particularly urging those who take part in shore-related activities to wear life jackets.

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