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Exposure to hazardous substances in construction, usually through breathing in dust or fumes, can lead to a variety of negative health implications from minor irritation to cancer

Construction workers are increasing their risk of developing cancers later in life by not protecting themselves from dust particles, a senior safety i(...)

Head of forecasting at Met Eireann, Evelyn Cusack following a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination group on Wednesday concerning Storm Lorenzo. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Storm Lorenzo is expected to make landfall in Co Donegal in the early hours of Friday morning, and should have weakened by that stage, Met Éireann has(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen said an ageing population requires supportive actions in order to enable people “to make an active contribution to society and working life”. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to ensure there is access for everyone to “life-long learning and upskilling” in order to meet the challenges of digitalisation, (...)

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority were notified and gardaí cordoned off the scene for a technical examination.

Gardaí are hoping that a postmortem examination will establish the exact cause of death of a 73-year-old farmer who suffered fatal injuries in a farm (...)

 Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the   Road Safety Authority said road safety has been excluded from the new Garda reform plan.  Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) said is concerned that roads policing “does not get a mention” in radical new plans to reshape An Garda Síochána. Mo(...)

Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has raised concerns over the “downgrading” of roads policing within the radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána announce(...)

Dublin Port. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A man has died after the truck he was driving was hit by another vehicle at Dublin Port on Wednesday. The incident, which occurred at about 10.30am, (...)

Seán Haughey,  Fianna Fáil TD, said it was definitely a more serious offence to be watching a video than making a call.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ninety motorists are stopped by gardaí every day for using their mobile phones while driving, latest figures show. Minister for Justice Charlie Flan(...)

The HSE regularly publishes lists of ‘blatant examples’ where organisations have hidden behind health and safety in order to refuse service or justify a decision.

If you were to believe all you read and hear you could be forgiven for thinking that the State, and more specifically the agency charged with maintain(...)

 The Policing Authority was ‘disappointed with the level of achievement’ by the Garda in roads policing last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The continuing decrease in the number of crimes being solved by the Garda was now of “significant” and “considerable” concern, the Policing Authority (...)

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