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Man arrested after assault on Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic

The incident took place last night in Blachardstown, Dublin 15.

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A MEMBER OF Dublin Fire Brigade was assaulted late last night in Clonee in Blachardstown, Dublin 15.

Gardaí have confirmed that a man in his 30s was arrested as a result of the incident and is to appear before Dublin District Court next month.

Following the incident, the crew member was brought to the emergency department of Connolly Hospital and was released a few hours later.

Responding to the news, Ros Mac Cobb from The Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association (IFESA) told that there is still no compensatory agreement in place with regards to incidents such as this. “They have to take a court case themselves,” he said.

Also, when they’re out as a result of something like this, that time accrues against their sick leave, which had been six months paid [over a two-year period] but was reduced to three months under the Croke Park agreement.

“A separation needs to be made between an occupational injury at work and a normal illness,” he added.

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