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Workers’ Memorial Day 2024

Workers' Memorial Day Ireland

This morning a special national commemorative ceremony will be held at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin to mark Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28th). It’s the date every year when trade union and employer groups worldwide, as well as individual organisations, remember those who have been killed or injured in work-related incidents.

According to the Health and Safety Authority, “In Ireland the figures are staggering. 461 people were killed in work-related incidents over a ten-year period from 2013-2023. In the first quarter of 2023 (January 1st – March 31st) five people have been killed in work-related incidents”.

It is a staggering thought that in this day and age, work related fatalities and serious injuries are still occurring at such a high statistical rate.

May They Rest In Peace.