Concerns about safety, the risks we take and the hazards we encounter in our daily lives.

'Ireland's Eye' takes a look at the dangers that surround us in everyday life. 

Are you concerned about safety? You should be.

We are surrounded by hazards every day of our lives. As society in Ireland has evolved our standards of safety have fallen behind international standards.

Our society is a dangerous place and it's up to us to force it to change to make it safer.

Commuters, drivers, and pedestrians face dangers every day. What public safety measures have been put in place to protect them?

The familiar is often the most dangerous.

From escalators in our department stores to the threat of fire in tall buildings in our cities, dangers surround us every day. Then there are the natural dangers such as cliffs that border housing estates on one side and the seashore on the other putting children’s lives at risk. Road safety is another area that needs to be addressed from speeding to the poor condition of road surfaces.

This episode of 'Ireland’s Eye’ was broadcast on 19 February 1981. The reporters are Colum Kenny and Brian Black.

'Ireland's Eye' was a Tuesday-to-Friday series with human-interest stories and features from locations throughout Ireland. First broadcast on 7 October 1980, the programme ran until August 1983.