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# defibrillators - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Philips issues worldwide recall of 660,000 faulty defibrillators

Three defibrillators manufactured by the company are affected.

# defibrillators - Monday 1 December, 2014

We need better access to defibrillators, not more devices - Hiqa

The proposed defibrillator plan could save fifty lives over five years, at a cost of €105 million.

# defibrillators - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests

A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.

# defibrillators - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Study to look at feasability of defibrillators in public places

The defibrillators would be used in the event of an out-of-hospial cardiac arrest.

# defibrillators - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Charity asks for help in mapping Ireland’s defibrillators

A Galway-based charity is aiming to create an app that shows the location of life-saving equipment, but is asking for the public’s help.

# defibrillators - Saturday 9 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

EC says Ireland is free to give grants for defibrillators

An enquiry by MEP Liam Aylward confirms that Government is forbidden under EU law to lift VAT rate on defibrillators – but that the EC says all states could give financial support to offset cost.

# defibrillators - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Government says it can't remove VAT on defibrillators

“Taxing defibrillators is like putting a tax on saving lives”: the 23 per cent VAT rate which Government says can’t be lifted because of an EU directive.

# defibrillators - Thursday 24 January, 2013

19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport

One 85-year-old man and his family return to thank crew for saving his life after a cardiac arrest last September.

# defibrillators - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Defibrillators in GP surgeries could save hundreds of lives

New research shows that patients would be three or four times more likely to survive sudden cardiac arrest outside hospitals if GPs are properly equipped.

# defibrillators - Friday 29 June, 2012

Airlines not required to carry defibrillators

No law requiring airlines to carry the devices, which are used on heart attack victims.