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#Emergency Services

# emergency-services - Friday 3 October, 2014

Collision blocks right lanes on M50 southbound
# Incident
# Incident

Collision blocks right lanes on M50 southbound

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:00 PM 24,595 Views 15 Comments

Emergency services are removing the vehicle.

# emergency-services - Friday 5 September, 2014

Man arrested after woman dies at Waterford psychiatric hospital
# Waterford
# Waterford

Man arrested after woman dies at Waterford psychiatric hospital

Sep 5th 2014, 10:52 PM 41,421 Views 53 Comments

The death occured this evening just after 7pm

# emergency-services - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Disused Avon factory in Portarlington destroyed by massive blaze
# Laois
# Laois

Disused Avon factory in Portarlington destroyed by massive blaze

Sep 3rd 2014, 9:26 AM 10,791 Views 17 Comments

It was previously feared that a fire at the site would require the town to be evacuated.

# emergency-services - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Man dies and elderly woman hospitalised in Westmeath house fire
# Ballynacargy
# Ballynacargy

Man dies and elderly woman hospitalised in Westmeath house fire

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:22 PM 10,365 Views 0 Comments

The two were the only occupants of the house at Jordanstown, Ballynacargy

# emergency-services - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Six rescued after chair-o-plane in Tramore breaks down
# Unfairground
# Unfairground

Six rescued after chair-o-plane in Tramore breaks down

Jul 1st 2014, 9:55 PM 61,663 Views 85 Comments

No one has been injured in the incident.

# emergency-services - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire
# Emergency
# Emergency

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire

Jun 26th 2014, 10:42 PM 22,521 Views 28 Comments

The patient was being brought from Cavan General Hospital to Beaumont Hospital when the incident occurred between junctions 8 and 9 of the M3 near Navan at 1.20am.

# emergency-services - Monday 23 June, 2014

Woman who had just been raped told to "quit crying" by 911 operator
# United States
# United States

Woman who had just been raped told to "quit crying" by 911 operator

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:57 PM 39,613 Views 30 Comments

However, the operator will receive no disciplinary action.

# emergency-services - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed
# Whoopsie
From The Daily Edge
# Whoopsie

'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed

Jun 13th 2014, 9:03 AM 19,101 Views 7 Comments

Nine emergency vehicles were scrambled to the scene of the ‘wreckage’.

# emergency-services - Friday 30 May, 2014

Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?
# What's Your Emergency?
# What's Your Emergency?

Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?

May 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,544 Views 30 Comments

The Dublin Metropolitan Region office handles ten times as may calls as the next busiest centre.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Trinity to lead emergency management research project worth €3 million
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Trinity to lead emergency management research project worth €3 million

Apr 29th 2014, 6:40 AM 5,018 Views 4 Comments

Project Slándáil aims to design and develop an intelligent system that gathers and filters online information to help aid emergency services.

# emergency-services - Monday 28 April, 2014

Column: 'He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Column: 'He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life'

Apr 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 2,909 Views 170 Comments

This is the speech which was given by 17-year-old Conor McNally at the funeral today of his cousin, Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead on Thursday.

Woman (50s) dies in house fire in Clare
# Clare
# Clare

Woman (50s) dies in house fire in Clare

Apr 28th 2014, 2:25 PM 10,507 Views 0 Comments

She is understood to have been alone in the house at the time.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires

Apr 16th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,089 Views 15 Comments

Tom Hayes urged the public to be careful if out and about over the Easter weekend and to report any unattended fires or illegal burning.

# emergency-services - Monday 7 April, 2014

Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE
# Emergency
# Emergency

Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE

Apr 7th 2014, 2:01 PM 11,189 Views 41 Comments

HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.

# emergency-services - Friday 28 March, 2014

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment

Mar 28th 2014, 10:06 AM 15,747 Views 94 Comments

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# emergency-services - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Emergency personnel pay tribute to paramedic tragically killed on way to work
# Tribute
# Tribute

Emergency personnel pay tribute to paramedic tragically killed on way to work

Mar 16th 2014, 2:21 PM 30,452 Views 14 Comments

Some of David Fitzgerald’s colleagues had to treat him at the scene of the incident last week.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin

Mar 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 6,811 Views 35 Comments

Councillors in both counties have raised issues over different aspects of both their ambulance services this week.

# emergency-services - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'
# First Responders
# First Responders

'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'

Feb 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 24,178 Views 71 Comments

About 14 people collapse and die suddenly in Ireland every day. Groups of trained volunteers across the country are trying to reduce this figure.

# emergency-services - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding
# Not Over Yet
# Not Over Yet

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding

Feb 9th 2014, 4:38 PM 12,571 Views 5 Comments

The orange weather alert has been lifted but more stormy weather is expected over the next week.

# emergency-services - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Two teenagers arrested after fire at house in Limerick overnight
# Blaze
# Blaze

Two teenagers arrested after fire at house in Limerick overnight

Feb 1st 2014, 8:09 AM 10,040 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí said the house was extensively damaged in the blaze.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Waterford County Council rejects claims that station was closed due to lack of staff
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Waterford County Council rejects claims that station was closed due to lack of staff

Nov 27th 2013, 1:32 PM 7,292 Views 12 Comments

The Cappoquin fire station was unmanned for periods last week, but the council says that there was cover in place and that safety was not neglected.

# emergency-services - Friday 1 November, 2013

Water coming back on in Dublin - but three nights of restrictions to go
# Water Restrictions
# Water Restrictions

Water coming back on in Dublin - but three nights of restrictions to go

Nov 1st 2013, 8:47 AM 11,036 Views 67 Comments

The water shortage is not believed to have affected emergency services last night on what is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for call-outs.

# emergency-services - Sunday 20 October, 2013

'Severe turbulence' caused loss of altitude on United Airlines flight to Dublin
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

'Severe turbulence' caused loss of altitude on United Airlines flight to Dublin

Oct 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 79,992 Views 135 Comments

One elderly person was taken to hospital after sustaining a cut to the head and seven others were treated at the scene.

# emergency-services - Friday 6 September, 2013

Gardaí CAN use bus lanes outside of emergencies (but they don't want to shout about it)
# Garda Twitter
# Garda Twitter

Gardaí CAN use bus lanes outside of emergencies (but they don't want to shout about it)

Sep 6th 2013, 8:48 PM 18,856 Views 60 Comments

If they don’t do it and instead lurk in regular traffic they can be “accused of being sneaky”, according to the Garda Twitter account.

# emergency-services - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent
# Sheppey Crossing
# Sheppey Crossing

Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent

Sep 5th 2013, 8:12 PM 8,115 Views 13 Comments

The Chief Inspector of Kent Police said it was “truly miraculous” there had been no fatalities.

Eight seriously injured in 100 vehicle UK motorway pile-up
# Roads
# Roads

Eight seriously injured in 100 vehicle UK motorway pile-up

Sep 5th 2013, 10:09 AM 26,568 Views 51 Comments

The incident at Sheppey crossing in Kent is happened this morning when poor visibility conditions hampered motorists.

# emergency-services - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast

Aug 25th 2013, 5:40 PM 5,557 Views 10 Comments

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip
# Tramore
# Tramore

Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip

Jul 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,648 Views 0 Comments

One man died in the accident, in Tramore Bay in January of this year. He was fishing with a friend when their boat capsized, just 50 metres from shore.

# emergency-services - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Woman struck and fatally injured on railway line
# Tragic Death
# Tragic Death

Woman struck and fatally injured on railway line

Jun 30th 2013, 11:55 AM 37,352 Views 58 Comments

The tragic death occurred at around 12.20am last night. All of Irish Rail’s intercity services will be disrupted until further notice.

# emergency-services - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Two women killed in Carlow crash
# Roads
# Roads

Two women killed in Carlow crash

May 4th 2013, 5:26 PM 22,126 Views 26 Comments

Four other people – including two children – were also injured in the collision between a car and a minibus.

# emergency-services - Saturday 30 March, 2013

WATCH: Smoke and fire training for Dublin Airport firefighters
# Fire
# Fire

WATCH: Smoke and fire training for Dublin Airport firefighters

Mar 30th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,435 Views 18 Comments

The Dublin Airport Authority Fire Service use a simulator that can replicate numerous different fire situations on an aircraft.

# emergency-services - Friday 29 March, 2013

VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service
# Fire
# Fire

VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service

Mar 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 12,202 Views 38 Comments

Training, bird scaring and speeding across the runway for an emergency callout – there’s never a dull moment at the DAA fire station.

# emergency-services - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"
# Protest
# Protest

Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"

Feb 9th 2013, 11:30 AM 13,680 Views 122 Comments

Organisations representing frontline workers have said the march is an opportunity for members to show their opposition to recent government proposals.

# emergency-services - Friday 1 February, 2013

Voluntary group set up to address increase in suicide in Wexford
# RNLI
# RNLI

Voluntary group set up to address increase in suicide in Wexford

Feb 1st 2013, 7:29 AM 5,416 Views 9 Comments

Wexford MarineWatch operates night patrols along Wexford Bridge and quays by trained volunteers.

# emergency-services - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Column: My father was a Garda - I've seen what they have to go through.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: My father was a Garda - I've seen what they have to go through.

Jan 31st 2013, 9:15 PM 1,289 Views 148 Comments

Fears for his safety, holidays without him, and the constant worry that he wouldn’t come home: Aisling O’Donnell writes about her father, the Garda.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store
# Longford
# Longford

Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store

Jan 29th 2013, 7:50 PM 52,192 Views 54 Comments

The head of Connacht Gold said the company is cooperating fully into investigations into the cause of the fatal accident.

# emergency-services - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Updated: Man dies in multi-vehicle collision in Kilkenny
# Crash
# Crash

Updated: Man dies in multi-vehicle collision in Kilkenny

Jan 17th 2013, 12:10 PM 10,379 Views 15 Comments

One man died and two others were taken to hospital following the incident on the N10 Kilkenny to Waterford Road this morning.

# emergency-services - Saturday 29 December, 2012

1982 Papers reveal changes recommended to fire service in aftermath of Stardust disaster
# 1982
# 1982

1982 Papers reveal changes recommended to fire service in aftermath of Stardust disaster

Dec 29th 2012, 10:30 AM 6,449 Views 8 Comments

The government said the capital’s fire service was not adequately equipped to meet “the needs of a modern fire brigade” at the time of the tragedy.

# emergency-services - Friday 14 December, 2012

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions
# Emergency
# Emergency

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions

Dec 14th 2012, 6:04 PM 7,222 Views 34 Comments

Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles

Dec 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 10,661 Views 53 Comments

A new booklet is being launched tomorrow that aims to advise motorists how to behave when they see emergency services dealing with an incident on the road.