Coping with hot weather

While we are all delighted to see bright blue skies across Ireland this week, older and very young people can find very hot temperatures difficult to cope with.

The National Ambulance Service has a range of advice on how to deal with warm weather and the HSE has advice on coping with heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

If you are barbecuing safefood has information on how to cook and store food safely. 

And, of course, always cover up and use sunscreen in the sun. The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has information on the standards to look out for when buying sunscreen, sunglasses, armbands, tents and other summer equipment.