Minister Naughton issues water safety appeal in the wake of multiple water tragedies in the last 7 days.
In the lead up to the August Bank Holiday weekend Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, has issued an appeal to anybody engaging in coastal or water-based activity to be attentive to their personal safety and adhere to basic safety measures.
Members of the public are advised never to bring inflatables onto the water. The combination of exceptionally good weather and restrictions on other recreational activities has seen an extraordinarily high level of participation in coastal and water-based activities. More and more people are appreciating the wonderful recreational opportunities that we have on our coast and inland waterways and that is to be encouraged and welcomed.
The August Bank Holiday weekend is by tradition the peak holiday period, and with many people holidaying at home this summer we will likely see even greater numbers availing of coastal and water-based activities. Today’s water safety appeal is being made by Minister Naughton, alongside staff and volunteers of the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI, in the wake of multiple water tragedies in 7 days
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