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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Emergency Services

This year
Donnelly says focus of Health Budget 2024 is 'running the services we have'
Medical groups have said the funding allocated to health services in this year’s budget doesn’t go far enough to meet the population’s needs.
Twelve children among 74 people killed in Johannesburg building fire
An additional 52 people were injured in what is on track to become one of the deadliest fires worldwide in recent years.
Debunked: Dialing 55 during an emergency in Ireland won't alert a phone operator to a 'silent' call
But ringing 999 multiple times and hanging up will alert Gardaí
Man convicted for role in attack on guards at repossessed Roscommon house calls case a ‘farce’
It was the State’s case was that the accused men and others who were present had gone there to take back the house for the previous owner Anthony McGann following the repossession.
Firefighters protest outside Leinster House as TDs bring the issue into Dáil chamber
Sinn Féin TD John Brady crossed the Dáil floor and left an on-call pager on the notebook of the Minister.
Woman in her 40s dies after being struck by train in Co Sligo, second woman injured
The incident happened at around 4pm on the train line at Knocks Park, Ballisadare, Co. Sligo.
Young cyclist dies after crashing into pillar in Tallaght
The young man was taken to Tallaght University Hospital after he was seriously injured in the crash and was later pronounced deceased.
Body discovered at scene of house fire in Tramore, Co Waterford
The scene at the house is currently being preserved for technical examination.
Woman dies after car goes into river in Mayo
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
Last year
227 callers unable to contact emergency services early this morning due to service outage
The Emergency Call Answering Service was unable to handle calls between 1am and 2.15am.
Fire crews attending blaze at homeless hostel in Dublin
The fire broke out this afternoon.
Man (40s) dies following collision between car and motorbike
The incident occurred earlier today.
Unvaccinated ambulance service staff redeployed away from frontline duties
At least six members in the west were moved from frontline duties in the last week.
All time
Over 50 firefighters in attendance at large fire in Belfast docks
The fire broke out at a scrap metal recycling facility.
Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand
Six people have drowned in lakes or seas this week.
Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday
As people travel to the water to cool down this weekend, Water Safety Ireland have asked the public to be careful.
Swimmer dies in hospital after rescue near Dalkey cliff
The man, who was in his 20s, passed away in Beaumont hospital.
Coast Guard and RNLI warn the public to be careful if planning an Easter swim
The warning comes as an increase in calls to search and rescue teams have been noticed.
Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing
A man and woman have already been charged in connection with this incident.
Woman (60s) dies in house fire in Co Limerick
Two units of Kilmallock Fire Service attended the scene after receiving a 999 alert at 13.01 pm.
Man's body found in burning car in Lucan
The burning car was discovered earlier this evening.
'It makes you feel proud': More than 1,500 frontline workers to march in National Services Day parade
National Services Day, which honours emergency workers, will take place on 7 Sept.
Man shot in the stomach in west Dublin not suffering from life-threatening injuries
Emergency services attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Cruise ship reaches Norway port after engine problems prompted evacuation
The ship sent an SOS message due to “engine problems in bad weather” yesterday.
Man rescued from water at Howth Harbour after car drives off pier
The Irish Coast Guard, An Garda Síochána and fire and ambulance services attended the scene which remains closed off.
UK girl (4) receives award for helping to save mother with 999 call
Kaitlyn Wright was able to direct emergency services to their home in Dorset.
Melbourne stabbing rampage being treated as terrorist attack
One man was killed and two others were injured in the incident.
Passengers to disembark ferry that collided with two yachts off Isle of Wight
A search and rescue helicopter had been combing the area also but was forced to turn back due to low visibility.
12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin
The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.
Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent
The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.
Transatlantic flight emergency lands at Shannon after smoke detected on board
The Virgin Atlantic flight landed just after 7am this morning.
'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe
The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.
Elderly man dies after suffering 'extensive burns' at house fire in Co Clare
The man’s son was also injured during the incident.
Young man in critical condition after serious crash in Kilkenny last night
It happened in Julianstown, Ballyfoyle at around 10.30pm.
All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash
eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.
Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.
Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'
Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.
Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm
A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.
Seven people remain in hospital following the school bus crash this morning
A full school bus collided with a car at about 8.30am this morning on the R513 near Caherconlish, with dozens sustaining injuries.
Ambulance that spotted smoke 'billowing' from Tallaght apartments 'potentially saved lives'
Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a call made by its ambulance after 11pm last night.