Fire, Road and Water Safety highlighted in ‘Amber Thursday’

Cork County Council is appealing to people to stay safe over the August Bank Holiday weekend as it marks the first-ever ‘Amber Thursday’.

Amber Thursday is a collaboration between safety bodies, fire services and local authorities to help promote fire, road and water safety over the busy bank holiday weekend.

Last week week there were nine swimming-related fatalities in Ireland last week, the recent dry spell and warm weather has resulted in an increase in outdoor fires while there have also been tragedies on the roads.

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan is calling on everyone to help ensure this August weekend is a safe one bebeing mindful of the many risks associated with travelling on the roads


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