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#Emergency Services

# emergency-services - Sunday 9 September, 2018

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin

The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.

# emergency-services - Monday 3 September, 2018

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent 999

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent

The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.

# emergency-services - Friday 10 August, 2018

Transatlantic flight emergency lands at Shannon after smoke detected on board

The Virgin Atlantic flight landed just after 7am this morning.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe

The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.

# emergency-services - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Elderly man dies after suffering 'extensive burns' at house fire in Co Clare

The man’s son was also injured during the incident.

# emergency-services - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Young man in critical condition after serious crash in Kilkenny last night

It happened in Julianstown, Ballyfoyle at around 10.30pm.

# emergency-services - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# emergency-services - Monday 5 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'

Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.

# emergency-services - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm

A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Seven people remain in hospital following the school bus crash this morning

A full school bus collided with a car at about 8.30am this morning on the R513 near Caherconlish, with dozens sustaining injuries.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Ambulance that spotted smoke 'billowing' from Tallaght apartments 'potentially saved lives'

Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a call made by its ambulance after 11pm last night.

# emergency-services - Friday 26 January, 2018

Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea

More than 130 were hurt in the fire, the country’s worst for 15 years.

# emergency-services - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Body of man (50s) recovered after car went into water at Howth harbour

An alarm was raised after the car entered the water at the fish dock in Howth yesterday evening.

# emergency-services - Monday 22 January, 2018

# emergency-services - Friday 12 January, 2018

Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay

The family have asked for an explanation for the delay, but say that ambulance delays are a common problem in the area.

# emergency-services - Monday 8 January, 2018

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints

Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.

# emergency-services - Friday 22 December, 2017

Emergency services at the scene of a fire in Wicklow

Black smoke has been seen bellowing over the town.

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

# emergency-services - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick

The government has announced an emergency scheme to repair flood damage done to small businesses.

# emergency-services - Thursday 9 November, 2017

All new cars sold in Ireland from next April will 'call' emergency service if you crash

Once the car senses a severe impact the eCall device automatically initiates an emergency call.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'People need to take responsibility': Laws could punish those who put emergency services at risk

There are already existing laws which could see people facing six months in jail in certain instances like this.

# emergency-services - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'We're there to serve the public': Frontline emergency parade to highlight positive work of services

“Frontline workers are out there to serve the public and that’s what we do as an organisation – always have and always will.”

# emergency-services - Monday 24 July, 2017

Four people including seven-year-old girl hospitalised following Wicklow crash

One woman is in a serious condition in Beaumont Hospital.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Man rushed to hospital after being rescued from building fire in Ballybough

Three DFB fire engines responded to the blaze from North Strand and Phibsboro fire stations.

Kildare house fire: Firefighter hospitalised after attending blaze

A councillor who witnessed the fire says it caused considerable damage.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

# emergency-services - Friday 12 May, 2017

Emergency services respond to explosion outside post office in Rome

No injuries were reported.

# emergency-services - Friday 28 April, 2017

Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious burns at creamery

The incident occurred around 8.30pm at the Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh.

# emergency-services - Monday 10 April, 2017

Dublin ambulance delayed to 999 call because of bad parking

Dublin Fire Brigade is asking for more thoughtful parking: “Leave space for emergency vehicles… thanks.”

# emergency-services - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Luas red line reopens after person injured in incident near Heuston Station

Emergency services were at the scene.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Toxic fumes coming from large fire at Dundalk premises

It’s understood that the premises is a towing company and a large number of cars were at the scene of the blaze.

# emergency-services - Monday 20 February, 2017

Gardaí are still searching for gun after man dies in shooting

Gardaí were called to the scene at about 8.30pm last night.

# emergency-services - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Emergency services called to house fire, discover cannabis grow house

A man in his 70s was arrested and a second man is sought after escaping through the rear of the property.

# emergency-services - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Man who came to aid of crash victim has own car cut to pieces by emergency services

Paul Egan’s car was destroyed in the process, but now a fundraising campaign has been set up to aid his compensation.

# emergency-services - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Two separate multi-vehicle crashes on N25 just 15 minutes apart

No serious injuries have been reported.

# emergency-services - Thursday 29 September, 2016

"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders

Aviva: “The question is: who is responsible in the event of a first responder volunteer having an accident with a tragic outcome?”

# emergency-services - Friday 9 September, 2016

Post-mortem taking place on body of man found at Lower Glanmire Road

The man was found injured, and later died.

# emergency-services - Monday 22 August, 2016

Mother suspected of killing her four children in Japan

Police are questioning a 41-year-old woman over the deaths which included a girl as young as three

# emergency-services - Monday 8 August, 2016

Man dies in Cork construction site accident

Two other men were also injured in the incident.

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