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Thursday 24 April 2014

Two volunteers honoured by Irish Water Safety

TWO LOCAL volunteers have been recognised at Irish Water Safety's National Awards Ceremony, held in City Hall, Dublin recently.

They received their honour for teaching swimming, rescue and water survival skills.

'Ireland averages 140 drownings every year and thanks to these volunteers, more people now have the skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to prevent future tragedies,' a spokesperson said.

John Perry, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and the Chairperson of Irish Water Safety, Breda Collins presented the awards to Mary Harvey from Drogheda and May Coyle from Bettystown for both giving 20 years of service.

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