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# 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.

# emergency - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Driver escapes uninjured from large truck fire on M50

Gardaí told no one was injured in the incident.

# emergency - Friday 23 August, 2013

Yosemite fires cause tourists to flee national park Emergency This post contains images

Yosemite fires cause tourists to flee national park

A state of emergency has been declared in some parts of California.

# emergency - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Firefighters tackle blaze at storage factory in Waterford

Eight fire units and five garda units are at the scene at Belview Port in Waterford.

# emergency - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

“Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing

The United Airlines flight was on its way to Washington from London Heathrow.

# emergency - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is calling for penalties to be put in place to hold the people making the calls to account.

# emergency - Sunday 4 August, 2013

A broken nose, a house party and too much booze - after dark on a Dublin ambulance Emergency This post contains videos

A broken nose, a house party and too much booze - after dark on a Dublin ambulance

In the second of our two-part Dublin ambulance series, followed a crew as they dealt with a host of alcohol-related incidents around the city.

# emergency - Saturday 3 August, 2013

'Car vs pedestrian' and a 10-foot fall - a Saturday shift on a Dublin ambulance Emergency This post contains videos

'Car vs pedestrian' and a 10-foot fall - a Saturday shift on a Dublin ambulance

We spent a night with paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade and here’s what we saw…

# emergency - Friday 7 June, 2013

Coast Guard evacuating 'urgent medical case' in longest ever rescue mission

The rescue mission, involving one of the Coast Guard’s long range helicopters, is currently underway off the west coast.

# emergency - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Concern spent €147m last year – 89% of that went to charity

Concern Worldwide helped over 24 million people last year.

# emergency - Saturday 25 May, 2013

How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?

We have a major emergency plan for serious incidents, so let’s see how it would work.

# emergency - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks

The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.

Ireland ready for natural disaster despite 'budgetary situation'

Defence Minister Alan Shatter is satisfied the Defence Forces is equipped to handle any emergency situations.

# emergency - Thursday 9 May, 2013

INMO to debate emergency motion on industrial action

The INMO annual conference is taking place in Letterkenny today and the motion discusses the option of industrial action if the government imposes pay cuts.

# emergency - Monday 22 April, 2013

Five rescued in consecutive call-outs on Lough Derg over weekend

One incident involved a cruiser with a failed engine and the RNLI crew also assisted two people who abandoned ship after it began to sink.

# emergency - Friday 19 April, 2013

Tragedies sparked by fertiliser explosions around the world

In 1947, another explosion in Texas claimed 581 lives and is considered the deadliest industrial accident in US history.

# emergency - Friday 29 March, 2013

Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital

A total of 187 cases of influenza have been recorded at the hospital – and Beaumont is trying to stop that number from getting any higher.

VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service Fire This post contains videos

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

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

# emergency - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

British military plane takes €1 million to Cyprus

The defence ministry said the cash cargo flight is a “contingency” plan in case banks in the country stop giving out money.

# emergency - Monday 18 March, 2013

Busy weekend for the Irish Coast Guard with callouts all over the country

The Coast Guard said the west of the country was the busiest area but this is not unusual for the first bank holiday of the year.

# emergency - Friday 8 March, 2013

Australian police arrest gunman involved in shopping centre threat

The suspect was shot with rubber bullets and has been taken to hospital.

# emergency - Friday 22 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge Young boy calls police... to avoid being sent to bed Emergency

# emergency - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Mater Hospital Emergency Department to close for 18 hours for relocation

The relocation had previously been postponed as management at the hospital said it did not want to impose additional pressures on other hospitals.

# emergency - Monday 4 February, 2013

Frontline Alliance: Staff being 'unfairly targeted' in Croke Park talks

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, prison officers, nurses, midwives and other frontline emergency and essential services.

# emergency - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

In pics and video: Australian floods peaking with thousands in shelters Australia This post contains videos

In pics and video: Australian floods peaking with thousands in shelters

In Queensland a tropical cyclone sparked tornadaoes and created sea foam that came to shore.

# emergency - Thursday 24 January, 2013

19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport

One 85-year-old man and his family return to thank crew for saving his life after a cardiac arrest last September.

# emergency - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

PICTURES: Fire services attend blaze in Ranelagh restaurant Blaze This post contains images

PICTURES: Fire services attend blaze in Ranelagh restaurant

Gardaí say they do not believe anyone was harmed in the fire.

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: A year in the life of a fireman Fighting Fires This post contains videos

VIDEO: A year in the life of a fireman

This is a year of footage filmed by a fireman condensed to eight minutes.

# emergency - Friday 4 January, 2013

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.

# emergency - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries

Coughs, colds, trips and falls are the most common injuries and illnesses around Christmas. Watch yourselves.

# emergency - Monday 24 December, 2012

Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea

The ceremony is to remember the 15 volunteers who died at sea on Christmas Eve 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.

# emergency - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Woman and her dog rescued from freezing water at Wexford harbour

The woman went into the water to save her dog Holly but couldn’t climb back out because of the temperature.

# emergency - Friday 14 December, 2012

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions

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

# emergency - Friday 23 November, 2012

Evacuation begins at Derry hospital due to fire

Patients were moved out of wards at Altnagelvin Hospital due to the blaze, the PSNI has said.

# emergency - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

HSE to modernise North Cork's ambulance service

The plans include a move from the current on duty system to one where staff are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

# emergency - Friday 2 November, 2012

Poll: Would you assist in an emergency situation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you assist in an emergency situation?

Study from NUI Maynooth says 95 per cent of people they surveyed wouldn’t assist in an emergency, mainly out of fear of being sued or lack of practice in first-aid. Would you help out?

# emergency - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour

Emergency service vehicles were stoned and an ambush was set up in the Spencer Dock area in Dublin last night.

# emergency - Sunday 28 October, 2012

US presidential race jolted by looming 'megastorm'

The candidates are forced to cancel some appearances as states of emergency are declared across eight states.

# emergency - Friday 19 October, 2012

Emergency landing at Dublin Airport

A Tenerife-bound Thomas Cook flight with 323 passengers and crew on board made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this morning.