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# ambulances - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Mayo hospital staff face 'extraordinary and overwhelming' conditions as Covid cases mount
# Mayo
# Mayo

Mayo hospital staff face 'extraordinary and overwhelming' conditions as Covid cases mount

Mar 26th 2022, 2:45 PM 24,567 Views 18 Comments

The INMO said face mask mandates need to be reintroduced.

# ambulances - Thursday 13 January, 2022

'Very high demand' for ambulance services in the Dublin region, HSE says
# Ambulance Delays
# Ambulance Delays

'Very high demand' for ambulance services in the Dublin region, HSE says

Updated Jan 13th 2022, 5:32 PM 15,445 Views 18 Comments

The health service has said those calling for non-urgent or non-life threatening emergencies “may experience delays”.

# ambulances - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'

Aug 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,019 Views 58 Comments
  • Large numbers of emergency calls in Dublin in recent days have put pressure on the ambulance service, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Paramedics are having to be diverted from other parts of the country under a system which has been widely criticised.

# ambulances - Friday 31 May, 2019

500 ambulance staff beginning 24-hour strike today in a row over union recognition
# 24 Hours
# 24 Hours

500 ambulance staff beginning 24-hour strike today in a row over union recognition

May 31st 2019, 6:30 AM 8,173 Views 22 Comments

Workers have already staged work stoppages in January, February and March.

# ambulances - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'
# Industrial Unrest
# Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,398 Views 77 Comments

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# ambulances - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action
# Trade Union
# Trade Union

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

Feb 6th 2019, 8:48 PM 9,525 Views 22 Comments

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

# ambulances - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria
# War Tactics
# War Tactics

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

Jan 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 9,139 Views 55 Comments

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

# ambulances - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Paramedics say new lunch arrangements 'show no regard for them'
# LUNCH TIME
# LUNCH TIME

Paramedics say new lunch arrangements 'show no regard for them'

Nov 16th 2017, 6:01 AM 32,818 Views 61 Comments

“These rules would not be tolerated in any other section of the workforce.”

# ambulances - Friday 15 September, 2017

HSE ambulances broke down over 200 times last year
# Nee Naw Nee Naw
# Nee Naw Nee Naw

HSE ambulances broke down over 200 times last year

Sep 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 6,630 Views 20 Comments

One ambulance is still in service after travelling over 400,000km.

# ambulances - Friday 13 January, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade to be balloted on strike action
# Lack Of Ambulances
# Lack Of Ambulances

Dublin Fire Brigade to be balloted on strike action

Jan 13th 2017, 4:59 PM 9,406 Views 36 Comments

Siptu says a lack of ambulances means firefighters are overworked and under-resourced.

# ambulances - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Power outage at Temple Street stops operations and affects ambulance services
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Power outage at Temple Street stops operations and affects ambulance services

Nov 8th 2016, 2:49 PM 9,830 Views 13 Comments

A spokeswoman said the outage demonstrates the need for a new children’s hospital.

# ambulances - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

FactCheck: Has Eircode really "saved lives"?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Eircode really "saved lives"?

Jun 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 32,945 Views 135 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck examines a bold claim made by Minister Denis Naughten.

# ambulances - Friday 17 June, 2016

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 23,447 Views 178 Comments

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

# ambulances - Friday 27 November, 2015

Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK

Nov 27th 2015, 9:15 PM 22,043 Views 27 Comments

The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.

# ambulances - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today
# Emergency Situation
# Emergency Situation

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today

Nov 5th 2015, 7:54 PM 18,433 Views 64 Comments

The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.

# ambulances - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Ambulance with patient on board overturns after being hit from side
# Crashes
# Crashes

Ambulance with patient on board overturns after being hit from side

Aug 19th 2015, 1:10 PM 45,633 Views 19 Comments

Two ambulances were involved in separate crashes this morning.

# ambulances - Friday 19 June, 2015

Defences Forces find solution to keep ambulances worth €900k on the road
# Modifications
# Modifications

Defences Forces find solution to keep ambulances worth €900k on the road

Jun 19th 2015, 9:30 PM 24,419 Views 24 Comments

Smaller crews had difficulty lifting stretchers in and out of the ambulances.

# ambulances - Monday 9 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters still considering strike action over ambulance changes
# Dispute
# Dispute

Dublin firefighters still considering strike action over ambulance changes

Mar 9th 2015, 5:43 PM 8,800 Views 33 Comments

Members of Dublin City Council met with trade union representatives today.

# ambulances - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move
# 999 Emergency
# 999 Emergency

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

Mar 3rd 2015, 7:08 PM 27,835 Views 126 Comments

The National Ambulance Service will be taking all Dublin calls from now on – but firefighters aren’t happy with the move.

# ambulances - Sunday 24 August, 2014

48 ambulances have over 400,000km on the clock
# Miles To Go
# Miles To Go

48 ambulances have over 400,000km on the clock

Aug 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,524 Views 35 Comments

Garda vehicles retire at 300,000 kilometres.

# ambulances - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens
# Emma Sloan
# Emma Sloan

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

Jul 10th 2014, 1:09 PM 8,768 Views 24 Comments

Epipens, discretionary medical cards and medicinal marijuana all came up in today’s Oireachtas Health Committee meeting. There was even a Beyoncé & Jay Z reference.

# ambulances - Friday 27 June, 2014

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments
# Ambulances
# Ambulances

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

Jun 27th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,666 Views 9 Comments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# ambulances - Monday 9 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 9th 2014, 10:51 PM 20,537 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about mother and baby homes, a homeless shelter and the death of Rik Mayall.

"Impossible response times" being demanded from paramedics
# NASRA
# NASRA

"Impossible response times" being demanded from paramedics

Jun 9th 2014, 6:24 PM 7,928 Views 21 Comments

NASRA made the comments after figures showed that ambulances spent 8,000 hours parked outside hospitals in April.

Ambulances spent 8,000 hours parked outside hospitals in April
# Parking Break
# Parking Break

Ambulances spent 8,000 hours parked outside hospitals in April

Jun 9th 2014, 12:40 PM 4,251 Views 19 Comments

In total, just 37 per cent of the 16,333 attendances in April were clear within 20 minutes.

# ambulances - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, "but not one cent" for new vehicles
# Emergency State
# Emergency State

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, "but not one cent" for new vehicles

Apr 16th 2014, 10:21 PM 13,282 Views 18 Comments

Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.

# ambulances - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service
# Ambulances
# Ambulances

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service

Apr 15th 2014, 1:32 PM 5,161 Views 20 Comments

The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.

# ambulances - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told

Apr 10th 2014, 7:32 PM 9,562 Views 28 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín said the current system was unacceptable. Minister Howlin told the Dáil a HIQA review would lead to a ‘refined and improved’ service.

# ambulances - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:21 PM 7,528 Views 13 Comments

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

# ambulances - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action
# Want Answers
# Want Answers

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

Apr 1st 2014, 4:49 PM 8,519 Views 15 Comments

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

Apr 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 6,538 Views 17 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# ambulances - Saturday 29 March, 2014

John Waters, ambulances, and Bryan Dobson: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

John Waters, ambulances, and Bryan Dobson: The week in numbers

Mar 29th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,211 Views 12 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people don’t exercise at all?

# ambulances - 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 16,168 Views 94 Comments

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

# ambulances - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 19th 2014, 10:45 PM 22,450 Views 19 Comments

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

# ambulances - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 25th 2014, 4:55 PM 11,571 Views 36 Comments

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

# ambulances - Sunday 12 January, 2014

SIPTU calls for ambulance resources to be reviewed
# Ambulances
# Ambulances

SIPTU calls for ambulance resources to be reviewed

Jan 12th 2014, 5:25 PM 6,866 Views 12 Comments

With HIQA set to audit the Ambulance Service, the trade union wants to ensure that resourcing is taken into account.

# ambulances - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

# ambulances - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

HSE used military ambulances over 800 times 'to meet additional demand'
# Kildare
# Kildare

HSE used military ambulances over 800 times 'to meet additional demand'

Nov 27th 2013, 9:19 AM 10,034 Views 59 Comments

Defence Forces ambulances from the Curragh Camp in County Kildare have been called on 274 times so far this year.

# ambulances - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Almost 1-in-4 responses to 'life-threatening' 999 calls not meeting HIQA targets
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Almost 1-in-4 responses to 'life-threatening' 999 calls not meeting HIQA targets

Jul 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,455 Views 32 Comments

In 65 per cent of cases, ambulances aren’t arriving at the scene within the 19 minute response time set-out by the health watchdog.

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