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#999

# 999 - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Fears lack of staff at emergency centre could see 'one garda directing 100 cars'
# 999
# 999

Fears lack of staff at emergency centre could see 'one garda directing 100 cars'

Feb 2nd 2019, 8:30 AM 19,022 Views 18 Comments

The new centre is due to start work this month.

# 999 - Monday 3 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:15 AM 13,706 Views 7 Comments

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

# 999 - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open
# Great Friday
# Great Friday

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,801 Views 7 Comments

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

# 999 - Friday 22 September, 2017

999 operators in Munster are threatening to strike if their demands are not met
# Strike
# Strike

999 operators in Munster are threatening to strike if their demands are not met

Sep 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 9,824 Views 23 Comments

Around 25,000 calls are handled each year in the Munster centre.

# 999 - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 16,662 Views 34 Comments

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

# 999 - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray
# 999
From The42
# 999

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:50 AM 4,019 Views 2 Comments

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

# 999 - Thursday 7 July, 2016

English driver fined for turning his car into an ambulance
# Thin Blue Fine
# Thin Blue Fine

English driver fined for turning his car into an ambulance

Jul 7th 2016, 3:39 PM 32,957 Views 28 Comments

Shaun Scandle had fitted lights and a siren to his car.

# 999 - Friday 17 June, 2016

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says
# 999
# 999

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says

Jun 17th 2016, 10:26 AM 23,408 Views 178 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.

# 999 - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night
# Baby Boom
# Baby Boom

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night

Apr 23rd 2016, 12:16 PM 26,131 Views 10 Comments

Mothers and babies are all doing well.

# 999 - Thursday 7 April, 2016

A strike by 999 workers today kicked off a month of industrial action
# Emergency
# Emergency

A strike by 999 workers today kicked off a month of industrial action

Apr 7th 2016, 6:51 PM 16,650 Views 49 Comments

The workers say that they want to be paid a Living Wage.

# 999 - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Striking 999 operators 'cannot make promises' about protecting services, employer says
# Pay Row
# Pay Row

Striking 999 operators 'cannot make promises' about protecting services, employer says

Feb 25th 2016, 10:43 AM 7,425 Views 20 Comments

Over 80% of union members at the call centres balloted in favour of industrial action earlier this month.

# 999 - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

999 call centre company insists it will be business as usual tomorrow, despite workers' strike
# Navan
# Navan

999 call centre company insists it will be business as usual tomorrow, despite workers' strike

Feb 24th 2016, 8:52 PM 22,884 Views 45 Comments

Workers at the BT / Conduit’s Navan call-centre are to go on strike for 12 hours tomorrow.

# 999 - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Elderly woman's son calls Joe Duffy as mother waits over two hours for ambulance
# Dublin
# Dublin

Elderly woman's son calls Joe Duffy as mother waits over two hours for ambulance

Feb 11th 2016, 9:59 AM 29,014 Views 120 Comments

The woman’s son rang Liveline and the ambulance arrived a few minutes after he spoke on the radio.

# 999 - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks'
# Contingency Plan
# Contingency Plan

999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks'

Feb 9th 2016, 10:19 PM 18,762 Views 71 Comments

The company charged with running 999 call centres, Conduit Global, says it has improved working conditions for staff.

# 999 - Monday 1 February, 2016

Is your area getting a brand new fire station?
# Emergency
# Emergency

Is your area getting a brand new fire station?

Feb 1st 2016, 4:12 PM 23,169 Views 19 Comments

Over the next four years, 16 new fire stations will be constructed.

# 999 - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire
# Fatal Blaze
# Fatal Blaze

Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire

Oct 21st 2014, 7:20 AM 6,262 Views 9 Comments

They say that they have “waited 33 years and 10 months” for the submission.

# 999 - Monday 12 May, 2014

'Dial 999 for Fergie' - 5 of the most offbeat moments of Premier League season
# Strange Days
From The42
# Strange Days

'Dial 999 for Fergie' - 5 of the most offbeat moments of Premier League season

May 12th 2014, 9:43 PM 6,559 Views 0 Comments

Also, Laurent Koscielny saving an accordion factory and an embarrassing case of mistaken identity.

# 999 - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers
# 999
# 999

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers

May 7th 2014, 7:20 AM 4,533 Views 5 Comments

The AGM for Ireland’s Chief Fire Officers will discuss the latest technology, staffing, and responding to 999 calls.

# 999 - Friday 28 March, 2014

Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….
# Shocking
# Shocking

Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….

Mar 28th 2014, 9:45 AM 47,067 Views 151 Comments

‘Rapid Response Vehicles’ — which cost the taxpayer over €100,000 each — are effectively being used by managers as ‘company cars’…

# 999 - Monday 17 February, 2014

Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket
# Zip It
From The Daily Edge
# Zip It

Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket

Feb 17th 2014, 3:15 PM 6,206 Views 2 Comments

He didn’t want to ruin the coat by attempting to cut her out of it.

# 999 - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes
# Say What?
# Say What?

Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes

Jan 26th 2014, 7:00 PM 11,997 Views 5 Comments

“Frankly, on a personal level, I think it’s quite disgusting.”

# 999 - Monday 19 August, 2013

These people rang 911 because they couldn't watch TV
# Cable Outage
From The Daily Edge
# Cable Outage

These people rang 911 because they couldn't watch TV

Aug 19th 2013, 11:29 AM 4,165 Views 0 Comments

“Previously on AMC’s Breaking B…”

# 999 - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry
# Ballybunion
# Ballybunion

Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry

Jul 21st 2013, 8:10 PM 30,723 Views 57 Comments

Irish Water Safety, the coast guard and gardaí have renewed their appeal for people to be extra vigilant when in the water.

# 999 - Friday 14 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jun 14th 2013, 8:47 AM 12,409 Views 6 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# 999 - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

A Manchester United fan called 999 to complain about referee's red card decision last night
# Floodlight Robbery
From The42
# Floodlight Robbery

A Manchester United fan called 999 to complain about referee's red card decision last night

Mar 6th 2013, 2:00 PM 20,875 Views 54 Comments

The unhappy fan later apologised.

# 999 - Monday 25 February, 2013

Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days
# Roads
# Roads

Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days

Feb 25th 2013, 1:33 PM 17,786 Views 44 Comments

Rescue services call for warning signs to alert motorists to ice and snow-laden roads over Sally Gap.

# 999 - Friday 10 August, 2012

London police find body in search for missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp
# Tia Sharp
# Tia Sharp

London police find body in search for missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp

Aug 10th 2012, 5:16 PM 13,789 Views 46 Comments

Police are searching for the partner of Tia Sharp’s grandmother in connection with the case and have warned that he should not be approached.

# 999 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Police say girl’s 999 call “was a hoax”
# England
# England

Police say girl’s 999 call “was a hoax”

Jul 31st 2012, 4:49 PM 11,437 Views 30 Comments

Police had received a call from a young girl saying her mother was lying on the kitchen floor and she couldn’t get out of the house.

# 999 - Friday 13 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jan 13th 2012, 7:57 PM 4,055 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s fix: Downgrades for France – and difficulty for us? Plus: yet more rows over septic tanks, victory for workers at La Senza, and every presentation you’ve ever seen…

# 999 - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously
# Heart Attacks
# Heart Attacks

People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously

Aug 16th 2011, 2:19 PM 1,111 Views 11 Comments

Only half of people who present themselves in hospital suffering from a heart attack arrive by ambulance says the Irish Heart Foundation, which has urged people to call 999 if they feel unwell.

# 999 - Saturday 11 December, 2010

Cat summons police in Swansea by dialling 999
# Help Police!
From The Daily Edge
# Help Police!

Cat summons police in Swansea by dialling 999

Dec 11th 2010, 9:00 AM 310 Views 0 Comments

Police in Wales were very surprised to discover the identity of a late-night caller this week…

# 999 - Friday 3 December, 2010

Woman rings 999 to report missing snowman
# Help Police!
From The Daily Edge
# Help Police!

Woman rings 999 to report missing snowman

Dec 3rd 2010, 2:48 PM 1,107 Views 0 Comments

“It ain’t a nice road but you don’t expect someone to nick your snowman”, said the Kent resident.