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#Ambulance Service

# ambulance-service - Friday 19 July, 2019

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

# ambulance-service - Monday 23 April, 2018

National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location

The system will be rolled out throughout the country over the next few years.

# ambulance-service - Friday 17 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency Anonymous Passerby

An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency

“I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people of Dublin who have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have ever met”

# ambulance-service - Monday 4 April, 2016

"He was using his shoe as a phone": Friday night on patrol with a Dublin ambulance crew

Most of the call-outs were related to drink and drugs.

# ambulance-service - Friday 21 November, 2014

Two dead after balcony collapses in London

A further six people were injured.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes

An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire

The patient was being brought from Cavan General Hospital to Beaumont Hospital when the incident occurred between junctions 8 and 9 of the M3 near Navan at 1.20am.

# ambulance-service - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service

The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín said the current system was unacceptable. Minister Howlin told the Dáil a HIQA review would lead to a ‘refined and improved’ service.

# ambulance-service - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE

A protest against the ambulance service being transferred from Dublin Fire Brigade to the HSE took place in Dublin this evening.

# ambulance-service - Monday 31 March, 2014

Any move to punish ambulance whistleblower 'won't be tolerated'

Shirley McEntee, the ambulance controller who featured in last week’s Prime Time investigation, said she expected a backlash from her employer.

# ambulance-service - Friday 28 March, 2014

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# ambulance-service - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Cost, quality and scale of ambulance services in Dublin to be reviewed

The service is currently provided by both the Dublin Fire Brigade and the HSE’s National Ambulance service.

# ambulance-service - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"

Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death

Gerald Nash has called for an inquiry after an ambulance had to be requested from a town 25km away to handle an accident in which a pedestrian died in Drogheda yesterday evening.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Emergency services call for postcodes to help them reach people in need

Fire and ambulance personnel are being delayed from attending callouts, as addresses in some areas are so vague.