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# 999 - This year 2022

All recommendations from report on cancelled 999 calls will be implemented, says McEntee
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

All recommendations from report on cancelled 999 calls will be implemented, says McEntee

Sep 30th 2022, 8:50 AM 8,592 Views 10 Comments

The report found that there were issues where call takers did not properly assess the vulnerability of some callers.

227 callers unable to contact emergency services early this morning due to service outage
# 999
# 999

227 callers unable to contact emergency services early this morning due to service outage

Jun 28th 2022, 10:44 PM 19,489 Views 9 Comments

The Emergency Call Answering Service was unable to handle calls between 1am and 2.15am.

# 999 - Last year 2021

Emergency operators 'resorted to paper and pen' as result of Dublin Fire Brigade call outage
# 999 Calls
# 999 Calls

Emergency operators 'resorted to paper and pen' as result of Dublin Fire Brigade call outage

Oct 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 38,044 Views 16 Comments

An outage meant calls had to be diverted to a regional centre that did not have access to the Dublin automated system

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'
# Cancelled Calls
# Cancelled Calls

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'

Jun 25th 2021, 8:56 AM 11,676 Views 32 Comments

The Garda Commissioner yesterday issued an apology to the victims who had their 999 calls cancelled.

# 999 - All time

Fears lack of staff at emergency centre could see 'one garda directing 100 cars'
# 999
# 999

Fears lack of staff at emergency centre could see 'one garda directing 100 cars'

Feb 2nd 2019, 8:30 AM 19,101 Views 18 Comments

The new centre is due to start work this month.

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent
# 999
# 999

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:15 AM 13,929 Views 7 Comments

The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open
# Great Friday
# Great Friday

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,838 Views 7 Comments

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

999 operators in Munster are threatening to strike if their demands are not met
# Strike
# Strike

999 operators in Munster are threatening to strike if their demands are not met

Sep 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 9,968 Views 23 Comments

Around 25,000 calls are handled each year in the Munster centre.

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
# Location
# Location

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

Jun 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 17,283 Views 34 Comments

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray
# 999
From The42
# 999

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:50 AM 4,038 Views 2 Comments

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

English driver fined for turning his car into an ambulance
# Thin Blue Fine
# Thin Blue Fine

English driver fined for turning his car into an ambulance

Jul 7th 2016, 3:39 PM 33,015 Views 28 Comments

Shaun Scandle had fitted lights and a siren to his car.

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says
# 999
# 999

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says

Jun 17th 2016, 10:26 AM 23,468 Views 178 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night
# Baby Boom
# Baby Boom

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night

Apr 23rd 2016, 12:16 PM 26,178 Views 10 Comments

Mothers and babies are all doing well.

A strike by 999 workers today kicked off a month of industrial action
# Emergency
# Emergency

A strike by 999 workers today kicked off a month of industrial action

Apr 7th 2016, 6:51 PM 16,690 Views 49 Comments

The workers say that they want to be paid a Living Wage.

Striking 999 operators 'cannot make promises' about protecting services, employer says
# Pay Row
# Pay Row

Striking 999 operators 'cannot make promises' about protecting services, employer says

Feb 25th 2016, 10:43 AM 7,461 Views 20 Comments

Over 80% of union members at the call centres balloted in favour of industrial action earlier this month.

999 call centre company insists it will be business as usual tomorrow, despite workers' strike
# Navan
# Navan

999 call centre company insists it will be business as usual tomorrow, despite workers' strike

Feb 24th 2016, 8:52 PM 22,933 Views 45 Comments

Workers at the BT / Conduit’s Navan call-centre are to go on strike for 12 hours tomorrow.

Elderly woman's son calls Joe Duffy as mother waits over two hours for ambulance
# Dublin
# Dublin

Elderly woman's son calls Joe Duffy as mother waits over two hours for ambulance

Feb 11th 2016, 9:59 AM 29,084 Views 120 Comments

The woman’s son rang Liveline and the ambulance arrived a few minutes after he spoke on the radio.

999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks'
# Contingency Plan
# Contingency Plan

999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks'

Feb 9th 2016, 10:19 PM 18,807 Views 71 Comments

The company charged with running 999 call centres, Conduit Global, says it has improved working conditions for staff.

Is your area getting a brand new fire station?
# Emergency
# Emergency

Is your area getting a brand new fire station?

Feb 1st 2016, 4:12 PM 23,212 Views 19 Comments

Over the next four years, 16 new fire stations will be constructed.

Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire
# Fatal Blaze
# Fatal Blaze

Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire

Oct 21st 2014, 7:20 AM 6,295 Views 9 Comments

They say that they have “waited 33 years and 10 months” for the submission.

'Dial 999 for Fergie' - 5 of the most offbeat moments of Premier League season
# Strange Days
From The42
# Strange Days

'Dial 999 for Fergie' - 5 of the most offbeat moments of Premier League season

May 12th 2014, 9:43 PM 6,574 Views 0 Comments

Also, Laurent Koscielny saving an accordion factory and an embarrassing case of mistaken identity.

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers
# 999
# 999

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers

May 7th 2014, 7:20 AM 4,560 Views 5 Comments

The AGM for Ireland’s Chief Fire Officers will discuss the latest technology, staffing, and responding to 999 calls.

Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….
# Shocking
# Shocking

Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….

Mar 28th 2014, 9:45 AM 47,272 Views 151 Comments

‘Rapid Response Vehicles’ — which cost the taxpayer over €100,000 each — are effectively being used by managers as ‘company cars’…

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

Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket

Feb 17th 2014, 3:15 PM 6,270 Views 2 Comments

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

Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes
# Say What?
# Say What?

Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes

Jan 26th 2014, 7:00 PM 12,008 Views 5 Comments

“Frankly, on a personal level, I think it’s quite disgusting.”

These people rang 911 because they couldn't watch TV
# Cable Outage
From The Daily Edge
# Cable Outage

These people rang 911 because they couldn't watch TV

Aug 19th 2013, 11:29 AM 4,188 Views 0 Comments

“Previously on AMC’s Breaking B…”

Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry
# Ballybunion
# Ballybunion

Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry

Jul 21st 2013, 8:10 PM 30,796 Views 57 Comments

Irish Water Safety, the coast guard and gardaí have renewed their appeal for people to be extra vigilant when in the water.

A Manchester United fan called 999 to complain about referee's red card decision last night
# Floodlight Robbery
From The42
# Floodlight Robbery

A Manchester United fan called 999 to complain about referee's red card decision last night

Mar 6th 2013, 2:00 PM 20,890 Views 54 Comments

The unhappy fan later apologised.

Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days
# Roads
# Roads

Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days

Feb 25th 2013, 1:33 PM 17,831 Views 44 Comments

Rescue services call for warning signs to alert motorists to ice and snow-laden roads over Sally Gap.

London police find body in search for missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp
# Tia Sharp
# Tia Sharp

London police find body in search for missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp

Aug 10th 2012, 5:16 PM 13,844 Views 46 Comments

Police are searching for the partner of Tia Sharp’s grandmother in connection with the case and have warned that he should not be approached.

Police say girl’s 999 call “was a hoax”
# England
# England

Police say girl’s 999 call “was a hoax”

Jul 31st 2012, 4:49 PM 11,459 Views 30 Comments

Police had received a call from a young girl saying her mother was lying on the kitchen floor and she couldn’t get out of the house.

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jan 13th 2012, 7:57 PM 4,074 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s fix: Downgrades for France – and difficulty for us? Plus: yet more rows over septic tanks, victory for workers at La Senza, and every presentation you’ve ever seen…

People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously
# Heart Attacks
# Heart Attacks

People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously

Aug 16th 2011, 2:19 PM 1,152 Views 11 Comments

Only half of people who present themselves in hospital suffering from a heart attack arrive by ambulance says the Irish Heart Foundation, which has urged people to call 999 if they feel unwell.

Cat summons police in Swansea by dialling 999
# Help Police!
From The Daily Edge
# Help Police!

Cat summons police in Swansea by dialling 999

Dec 11th 2010, 9:00 AM 331 Views 0 Comments

Police in Wales were very surprised to discover the identity of a late-night caller this week…

Woman rings 999 to report missing snowman
# Help Police!
From The Daily Edge
# Help Police!

Woman rings 999 to report missing snowman

Dec 3rd 2010, 2:48 PM 1,124 Views 0 Comments

“It ain’t a nice road but you don’t expect someone to nick your snowman”, said the Kent resident.