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# emergency calls

This year
Police radio captured calm, then panic, as Baltimore's Key Bridge collapsed
Sinn Féin demands operator of 999 call centres enter talks with staff to avert strike action
Tensions at 999 call centres as workers 'bid' for holidays 18 months in advance
All time
227 callers unable to contact emergency services early this morning due to service outage
Emergency operators 'resorted to paper and pen' as result of Dublin Fire Brigade call outage
Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent
Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open
No toilet paper? Call the police. Vending machine took your money? Call the police.
161 bonfires, 17 car fires, 7 house fires... Halloween night in Dublin