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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Emergency Services

All time
# 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.
# New Technology
All new cars sold in Ireland from next April will 'call' emergency service if you crash
Once the car senses a severe impact the eCall device automatically initiates an emergency call.
# storm ophelia
'People need to take responsibility': Laws could punish those who put emergency services at risk
There are already existing laws which could see people facing six months in jail in certain instances like this.
# at the coalface
'We're there to serve the public': Frontline emergency parade to highlight positive work of services
“Frontline workers are out there to serve the public and that’s what we do as an organisation – always have and always will.”
# Baltinglass
Four people including seven-year-old girl hospitalised following Wicklow crash
One woman is in a serious condition in Beaumont Hospital.
# Emergency Services
Man rushed to hospital after being rescued from building fire in Ballybough
Three DFB fire engines responded to the blaze from North Strand and Phibsboro fire stations.
# Athy Fire
Kildare house fire: Firefighter hospitalised after attending blaze
A councillor who witnessed the fire says it caused considerable damage.
# Location
Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.
# Italy
Emergency services respond to explosion outside post office in Rome
No injuries were reported.
# Nenagh
Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious burns at creamery
The incident occurred around 8.30pm at the Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Dublin ambulance delayed to 999 call because of bad parking
Dublin Fire Brigade is asking for more thoughtful parking: “Leave space for emergency vehicles… thanks.”
# Dublin
Luas red line reopens after person injured in incident near Heuston Station
Emergency services were at the scene.
# Haggardstown
Toxic fumes coming from large fire at Dundalk premises
It’s understood that the premises is a towing company and a large number of cars were at the scene of the blaze.
# North Circular Road
Gardaí are still searching for gun after man dies in shooting
Gardaí were called to the scene at about 8.30pm last night.
# Cannabis in Carlow
Emergency services called to house fire, discover cannabis grow house
A man in his 70s was arrested and a second man is sought after escaping through the rear of the property.
# Good Samaritan
Man who came to aid of crash victim has own car cut to pieces by emergency services
Paul Egan’s car was destroyed in the process, but now a fundraising campaign has been set up to aid his compensation.
# Delays
Two separate multi-vehicle crashes on N25 just 15 minutes apart
No serious injuries have been reported.
# Emergency Response
"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders
Aviva: “The question is: who is responsible in the event of a first responder volunteer having an accident with a tragic outcome?”
# Cork City
Post-mortem taking place on body of man found at Lower Glanmire Road
The man was found injured, and later died.
# Investigation
Mother suspected of killing her four children in Japan
Police are questioning a 41-year-old woman over the deaths which included a girl as young as three
# Midleton
Man dies in Cork construction site accident
Two other men were also injured in the incident.
# Emergency Services
Cargo plane overshoots runway and skids into road at Milan airport
No one was injured, according to officials.
# Emergency Services
Body of security guard found at Navan Retail Park after suspected workplace accident
The body was discovered this morning.
# mallow
Nearby houses evacuated as emergency services battle fire at school in Cork
No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire.
# Emergency Services
Two people dead after separate drowning incidents in Galway
Both bodies have been taken University Hospital Galway where post mortem examinations will be carried out.
# Hero
Cork parents praise 'heroic' woman who jumped into river and saved three-year-old boy
Alan and Adriana Watters have set up a fundraising page to thank the mother-of-13 who rescued their son.
# Cork
Three-year-old child rescued by passerby after falling into River Lee
The accident occurred earlier today. The woman stayed with the child until emergency services arrived.
# crying wolf
'A despicable act': About five people a week make hoax calls to Dublin Fire Brigade
The problem is getting worse.
# Essex
Two people arrested after young girl dies in freak bouncy castle accident
The accident happened at an Easter event in Essex yesterday afternoon.
# river island rescue
4 teenagers rescued after getting stranded on River Shannon
The four became disorientated while out walking.
# Emergency Services
Two women hospitalised after Kildare crash
Emergency services also dealt with a crash in Finglas.
# Newbridge
Major delays from Heuston Station as male teenager hit on rail line in Co Kildare
The teenage boy was hit by a train on the western line at Newbridge just before 4pm this afternoon.
# extra care
Two men killed in Monaghan crash this morning
Crashes have been reported in Kerry, Wicklow, Mayo and Monaghan this morning.
# Cavan town
Woman in her 70s dies in Cavan house fire
The fire was reported on Church Street in the town this afternoon.
# Tallaght
Gardaí no longer treating death of man in Tallaght as murder
A number of men were involved in a row and when gardaí arrived they discovered Karl Holmes unconscious on the ground.
# open day
600 emergency services workers to parade through the streets of Dublin
If you’re looking for a bit of family fun next weekend your little ones will have the chance to sit in a fire truck or squad car.
# New Mexico
911 caller told to "deal with it yourself" after teenage friend shot
The victim later died and the dispatcher has resigned.
# summer drought
'When you respond to accidents, you know how badly blood donations are needed'
Emergency services have issued an appeal for more people to donate blood.
# Swords Road
Elderly man killed after being hit by truck near Dublin Airport
It happened just after 1 o’clock this afternoon.
# London
A woman fell into this giant hole that opened 'like a trapdoor' in the street
The woman was shaken – but not seriously injured – in the incident.