Category Archives: Health & Safety

UPDATE: Boil Water Notice issued for Lismore Deerpark Public Water Supply with immediate effect to protect the health of customers

UPDATE Friday 24 September, 2021: The Boil Water Notice, imposed on Friday 17 September for the Lismore Deerpark Water Supply remains in place, with testing and remedial works ongoing. Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council, in consultation with … Continue reading

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Minister Humphreys launches Department of Justice Fireworks Awareness Raising Campaign for 2021

“Fireworks are illegal and dangerous – members of the public are encouraged not to buy, sell or use them” Serious penalties can be imposed for the misuse of illegal fireworks – Fines of up to €10,000 or 5 years imprisonment, or both, … Continue reading

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Waterford Libraries host Healthy Ireland Video Series

As part of Healthy Ireland, a Government-led initiative to improve health and wellbeing, Waterford Libraries will host a Healthy Ireland at your Library Video series, placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer.   Throughout … Continue reading

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Waterford City Centre area available AEDS Map

Waterford City and County Council has developed an interactive map for you to be able to search the closest AED (automated external defibrillator) from your location. https://waterfordcouncil.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/nearby/index.html?appid=010a8700664849a891751f01f69985d7 In the event of an emergency, always contact 999 first. Download the list … Continue reading

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Horse Road Safety Appeal is launched: Survey reveals 4 in 5 horse riders experience issues on Irish roads

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Horse Sport Ireland (HSI), Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and An Garda Síochána have come together to launch a road safety appeal calling on horse-riders and other road users to share the roads safely. The appeal … Continue reading

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Summer Ready booklet launched

Today, Ministers Coveney, Humphries and Naughton launched the “Be Summer Ready” Leaflet and campaign at Government Buildings. This booklet is part of the Government of Ireland initiative to provide information to the general public on issues which may affect them … Continue reading

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Council Issues Road Safety Advice as Clocks go Forward this Weekend

Summer Time arrives as the clocks go forward an hour on Sunday, March 28 2021 at 1am. So as the country prepares to “spring forward” – and with the Easter school holidays- March 29 to April 12 – road safety professionals … Continue reading

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Provision of Lifeguard services

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the recruitment of beach lifeguards was delayed this year. The beach lifeguard service will not be operational on Waterford’s Blue Flag beaches this June Bank Holiday weekend. Swimmers should follow the advice of Water Safety Ireland … Continue reading

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Water Safety Ireland: Know How To Stay Safe This Weekend

Warm weather increases drowning risks As the risk of drowning increases around warm weather bank holiday weekends, Water Safety Ireland is appealing to the public to adhere to the following guidance during this phase of Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society. … Continue reading

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