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# ambulances - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# ambulances - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

# ambulances - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

# ambulances - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Paramedics say new lunch arrangements 'show no regard for them'

“These rules would not be tolerated in any other section of the workforce.”

# ambulances - Friday 15 September, 2017

HSE ambulances broke down over 200 times last year

One ambulance is still in service after travelling over 400,000km.

# ambulances - Friday 13 January, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade to be balloted on strike action

Siptu says a lack of ambulances means firefighters are overworked and under-resourced.

# ambulances - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Power outage at Temple Street stops operations and affects ambulance services

A spokeswoman said the outage demonstrates the need for a new children’s hospital.

# ambulances - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

FactCheck: Has Eircode really "saved lives"?’s FactCheck examines a bold claim made by Minister Denis Naughten.

# ambulances - Friday 17 June, 2016

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

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

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

# ambulances - Friday 27 November, 2015

Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK

The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.

# ambulances - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today

The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.

# ambulances - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Ambulance with patient on board overturns after being hit from side

Two ambulances were involved in separate crashes this morning.

# ambulances - Friday 19 June, 2015

Defences Forces find solution to keep ambulances worth €900k on the road

Smaller crews had difficulty lifting stretchers in and out of the ambulances.

# ambulances - Monday 9 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters still considering strike action over ambulance changes

Members of Dublin City Council met with trade union representatives today.

# ambulances - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

The National Ambulance Service will be taking all Dublin calls from now on – but firefighters aren’t happy with the move.

# ambulances - Sunday 24 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

48 ambulances have over 400,000km on the clock

Garda vehicles retire at 300,000 kilometres.

# ambulances - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

Epipens, discretionary medical cards and medicinal marijuana all came up in today’s Oireachtas Health Committee meeting. There was even a Beyoncé & Jay Z reference.

# ambulances - Friday 27 June, 2014

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# ambulances - Monday 9 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about mother and baby homes, a homeless shelter and the death of Rik Mayall.

"Impossible response times" being demanded from paramedics

NASRA made the comments after figures showed that ambulances spent 8,000 hours parked outside hospitals in April.

Ambulances spent 8,000 hours parked outside hospitals in April

In total, just 37 per cent of the 16,333 attendances in April were clear within 20 minutes.

# ambulances - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, "but not one cent" for new vehicles

Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.

# ambulances - 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.

# ambulances - 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.

# ambulances - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

# ambulances - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# ambulances - Saturday 29 March, 2014

John Waters, ambulances, and Bryan Dobson: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people don’t exercise at all?

# ambulances - 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.

# ambulances - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Dublin Fire Brigade investigating how a sick child was locked in an ambulance

The paramedic was forced to kick his way out of the ambulance after a power failure.

# ambulances - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

'We are dealing with people's lives here': Paramedics speak out about tragic deaths

The family of a man who died after a 25 minute wait for an ambulance were in the public gallery to hear contributions.

# ambulances - Sunday 12 January, 2014

SIPTU calls for ambulance resources to be reviewed

With HIQA set to audit the Ambulance Service, the trade union wants to ensure that resourcing is taken into account.

# ambulances - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# ambulances - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

HSE used military ambulances over 800 times 'to meet additional demand'

Defence Forces ambulances from the Curragh Camp in County Kildare have been called on 274 times so far this year.

# ambulances - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Almost 1-in-4 responses to 'life-threatening' 999 calls not meeting HIQA targets

In 65 per cent of cases, ambulances aren’t arriving at the scene within the 19 minute response time set-out by the health watchdog.

# ambulances - Monday 10 June, 2013

Westerners most likely to face delays for life-saving ambulances

15HSE figures show that in January, targets for sending paramedics to a cardiac emergency were missed more often than not.

# ambulances - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Column: Who regulates the ambulance services? You may be surprised…

If you own a dog or even a television you need a license. The same is not true for the ambulance service, writes David Hall.

# ambulances - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Presenting... the ambulance on a bike Health This post contains images

Presenting... the ambulance on a bike

Irish Red Cross gets (two) First Responder bicycle units to deliver medical aid quickly and efficiently.

# ambulances - Saturday 27 August, 2011

83 per cent of HSE's new ambulances not yet put to use

The Medical Independent says less than a sixth of almost 100 vehicles bought by the HSE haven’t been deployed for use yet.

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