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#Emergency

# emergency - Sunday 13 April, 2014

UN to hold midnight meeting as violence in east Ukraine rapidly escalates

Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of waging war in the country’s east.

# emergency - Friday 11 April, 2014

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

No Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued.

# emergency - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: After six hours in the waiting room, my little sister's pain reached crisis point

We need innovative solutions to the increasingly dangerous and frustrating problem of overburdened emergency departments, writes Lauren Joslin.

# emergency - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Terrified woman calls police over home invader... who turns out to be a duck Inspired By Cadbury

Terrified woman calls police over home invader... who turns out to be a duck

She was woken by “banging noises” from downstairs.

# emergency - Monday 7 April, 2014

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

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 - Friday 28 March, 2014

Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service

RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

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

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

# emergency - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Dublin Fire Brigade investigating how a sick child was locked in an ambulance

The paramedic was forced to kick his way out of the ambulance after a power failure.

# emergency - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Reckless driver has the strangest excuse ever when confronted by angry cyclist Well Played

# emergency - Friday 7 March, 2014

Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient Exclusive

The ambulance initially dispatched to the scene in Dublin was diverted en route to a crash on the N11.

# emergency - Monday 3 March, 2014

Large blaze at coffin makers in Louth

Gardaí said there have been no reports of injuries and the incident is still ongoing.

# emergency - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Cost, quality and scale of ambulance services in Dublin to be reviewed

The service is currently provided by both the Dublin Fire Brigade and the HSE’s National Ambulance service.

# emergency - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash

Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.

Search for man seen falling into river in Kilkenny

The man was seen entering the water at Green’s Bridge by two witnesses.

# emergency - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

'We are dealing with people's lives here': Paramedics speak out about tragic deaths

The family of a man who died after a 25 minute wait for an ambulance were in the public gallery to hear contributions.

Eight homes evacuated in the middle of the night after gas explosion

A fire broke out at around 4am in a quiet residential road in Baldoyle, north Dublin.

# emergency - Sunday 23 February, 2014

What alerts systems are available for your smartphone?

In case the next storm arrives sooner than we expect, just how many services are out there that will send alerts and updates straight to our smartphone?

# emergency - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket Zip It

Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket

He didn’t want to ruin the coat by attempting to cut her out of it.

# emergency - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Concerns that overcrowding at Tallaght Hospital puts patient safety at risk

The INMO said that in January, there were 254 people on trolleys, and another 69 on the wards on trolleys.

Gas explosion in Essex flattens houses and injures at least ten people

One person is said to have sustained life-threatening injuries.

# emergency - Monday 13 January, 2014

Faster, safer, higher: Replacement of Irish Coast Guard chopper fleet completed

The Dublin region Sikorsky S92 was launched today, meaning all four coast guard aircraft bases now have upgraded choppers.

# emergency - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Call for Government to provide emergency funding for storm damage repair

Storm damage in Galway spurred Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh to make the call.

# emergency - Friday 3 January, 2014

Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides

Met Éireann releases new alert for this afternoon as wild weather set to continue.

Woman rescued from semi-submerged car in Kerry

She was visiting friends and was unfamiliar with the area, becoming stranded on shore.

# emergency - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan

The emergency aid includes jerry cans, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.

# emergency - Thursday 19 December, 2013

88 injured after roof collapses at London theatre

London’s Ambulance Service says 88 people have been injured, seven of them seriously.

# emergency - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Couple call 911 because they didn't get hash browns at McDonalds Emergency

Couple call 911 because they didn't get hash browns at McDonalds

“We had no other choice,” Michael Smith told reporters afterwards.

# emergency - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Firefighter survives six-storey fall

South African emergency worker is trapped in scorching shaft for three hours but emerges with just a bruised hip.

# emergency - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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

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 - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Transport Dept examines issues with emergency marine beacons

Minister Varadkar has been called on to clarify how long his department has known about the issues for.

# emergency - Friday 22 November, 2013

Launch of project to involve communities in emergency response

The project has already been operating successfully in cork with teams responding to over 300 call-outs, dealing with around 500 patients to date.

# emergency - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Mountain rescue teams attend 100th callout this year

Some 192 people have been assisted by the teams in 2013 and there have been six fatalities.

# emergency - Saturday 9 November, 2013

A&E closure in St Columcille's Hospital is a 'slap in the face' to Wicklow people

There has been a long-standing campaign to fight the closure of the emergency unit in the Loughlinstown hospital.

# emergency - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today

Ireland is due to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme this December.

# emergency - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Met Eireann to help in emergencies where hazardous material is put into the atmosphere

The service will aid agencies forecast the spread of radiation and other hazardous materials.

# emergency - Thursday 24 October, 2013

64-year-old man killed crossing Dublin road

The female occupant of the car involved was uninjured.

# emergency - Monday 21 October, 2013

Bomb blast on bus in Russia kills 5 people

A further 17 people were injured in the blast.

# emergency - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

RNLI brings 15-year-old needing 'urgent medical attention' to mainland Cork

The RNLI crew delivered the teen into the care of the ambulance service and he was then transported to hospital.

# emergency - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Transplant Association: ‘We need to ensure ambulance breakdown doesn’t happen again’

The Irish Heart and Transplant Association has said that the HSE needs to investigate fully the incident where an ambulance ran out of fuel while carrying transplant patient.

# emergency - Sunday 8 September, 2013

HSE has 'no plans' to provide ambulance staff with stab vests

However the National Ambulance Service has been identified as an end-user in a trial for a new generation of body armour.