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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Emergency Services

Last month
January 2023
# Castlebar
Woman dies after car goes into river in Mayo
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
Last year
2022
# 999
227 callers unable to contact emergency services early this morning due to service outage
The Emergency Call Answering Service was unable to handle calls between 1am and 2.15am.
# Fire
Fire crews attending blaze at homeless hostel in Dublin
The fire broke out this afternoon.
# Co Monaghan
Man (40s) dies following collision between car and motorbike
The incident occurred earlier today.
# Emergency Services
Unvaccinated ambulance service staff redeployed away from frontline duties
At least six members in the west were moved from frontline duties in the last week.
All time
# Belfast Harbour
Over 50 firefighters in attendance at large fire in Belfast docks
The fire broke out at a scrap metal recycling facility.
# Dollymount
Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand
Six people have drowned in lakes or seas this week.
# exam weather
Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday
As people travel to the water to cool down this weekend, Water Safety Ireland have asked the public to be careful.
# Emergency Services
Swimmer dies in hospital after rescue near Dalkey cliff
The man, who was in his 20s, passed away in Beaumont hospital.
# Emergency Services
Coast Guard and RNLI warn the public to be careful if planning an Easter swim
The warning comes as an increase in calls to search and rescue teams have been noticed.
# Sydney
Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing
A man and woman have already been charged in connection with this incident.
# Limerick
Woman (60s) dies in house fire in Co Limerick
Two units of Kilmallock Fire Service attended the scene after receiving a 999 alert at 13.01 pm.
# Dublin
Man's body found in burning car in Lucan
The burning car was discovered earlier this evening.
# Giving thanks
'It makes you feel proud': More than 1,500 frontline workers to march in National Services Day parade
National Services Day, which honours emergency workers, will take place on 7 Sept.
# Mulhuddart
Man shot in the stomach in west Dublin not suffering from life-threatening injuries
Emergency services attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
# NORWEGIAN COAST
Cruise ship reaches Norway port after engine problems prompted evacuation
The ship sent an SOS message due to “engine problems in bad weather” yesterday.
# Howth Harbour
Man rescued from water at Howth Harbour after car drives off pier
The Irish Coast Guard, An Garda Síochána and fire and ambulance services attended the scene which remains closed off.
# Quick Thinking
UK girl (4) receives award for helping to save mother with 999 call
Kaitlyn Wright was able to direct emergency services to their home in Dorset.
# Australia
Melbourne stabbing rampage being treated as terrorist attack
One man was killed and two others were injured in the incident.
# Heavy fog
Passengers to disembark ferry that collided with two yachts off Isle of Wight
A search and rescue helicopter had been combing the area also but was forced to turn back due to low visibility.
# bullock harbour
12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin
The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.
# 999
Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent
The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.
# Virgin Atlantic
Transatlantic flight emergency lands at Shannon after smoke detected on board
The Virgin Atlantic flight landed just after 7am this morning.
# Unfair Dismissal
'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe
The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.
# Meelick
Elderly man dies after suffering 'extensive burns' at house fire in Co Clare
The man’s son was also injured during the incident.
# serious collision
Young man in critical condition after serious crash in Kilkenny last night
It happened in Julianstown, Ballyfoyle at around 10.30pm.
# Driver Safety
All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash
eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.
# Emergency Services
Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.
# Emergency
Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'
Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.
# emergency personnel
Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm
A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.
# Limerick
Seven people remain in hospital following the school bus crash this morning
A full school bus collided with a car at about 8.30am this morning on the R513 near Caherconlish, with dozens sustaining injuries.
# Dublin
Ambulance that spotted smoke 'billowing' from Tallaght apartments 'potentially saved lives'
Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a call made by its ambulance after 11pm last night.
# Miryang
Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea
More than 130 were hurt in the fire, the country’s worst for 15 years.
# Dublin
Body of man (50s) recovered after car went into water at Howth harbour
An alarm was raised after the car entered the water at the fish dock in Howth yesterday evening.
# Dublin
'Significant delays': Train services through Harmonstown suspended due to tragic incident
Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets.
# carraroe
Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay
The family have asked for an explanation for the delay, but say that ambulance delays are a common problem in the area.
# Emergency
Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.
# wicklow town
Emergency services at the scene of a fire in Wicklow
Black smoke has been seen bellowing over the town.
# because
'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'
Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.
# Laois
'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick
The government has announced an emergency scheme to repair flood damage done to small businesses.