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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Emergency Services

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# Emergency Services
Person struck by train between Portarlington and Portlaoise
There are significant delays as a result.
# be careful
Five car collision on M7 between Naas and Newbridge
Drivers are warned to take care.
# Donegal
Woman in her 70s dies in house fire
A post-mortem is due to take place this morning.
The Firefighter: 'It's never a good time to have a fire in your home, but Christmas is especially upsetting'
Those of us with kids will rise early to see if Santa came to visit, have some breakfast, exchange gifts and then wish our loved ones a Happy Christmas as we leave for work.
# are you there santa
Little boys call 911 to talk to Santa, get a visit from police instead
# Crossing the line
'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes
An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.
# i'm a little...
Guy gets hand stuck in teapot, has to be rescued by firefighters
Oh, the mortification.
# Malin Head
A man in his 40s has died in a house fire in Co Donegal
Gardaí are investigating.
# emergency calls
161 bonfires, 17 car fires, 7 house fires... Halloween night in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade said that thankfully none of its crew members were assaulted last night.
# Halloween
Smoke from large fire in north Dublin close to airport flight path
Emergency services have attended dozens of incidents this evening.
# Incident
Collision blocks right lanes on M50 southbound
Emergency services are removing the vehicle.
# Waterford
Man arrested after woman dies at Waterford psychiatric hospital
The death occured this evening just after 7pm
# Laois
Disused Avon factory in Portarlington destroyed by massive blaze
It was previously feared that a fire at the site would require the town to be evacuated.
# Ballynacargy
Man dies and elderly woman hospitalised in Westmeath house fire
The two were the only occupants of the house at Jordanstown, Ballynacargy
# unfairground
Six rescued after chair-o-plane in Tramore breaks down
No one has been injured in the incident.
# Emergency
Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire
The patient was being brought from Cavan General Hospital to Beaumont Hospital when the incident occurred between junctions 8 and 9 of the M3 near Navan at 1.20am.
# United States
Woman who had just been raped told to "quit crying" by 911 operator
However, the operator will receive no disciplinary action.
# Whoopsie
'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed
Nine emergency vehicles were scrambled to the scene of the ‘wreckage’.
# what's your emergency?
Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?
The Dublin Metropolitan Region office handles ten times as may calls as the next busiest centre.
# Emergency Services
Trinity to lead emergency management research project worth €3 million
Project Slándáil aims to design and develop an intelligent system that gathers and filters online information to help aid emergency services.
Column: 'He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life'
This is the speech which was given by 17-year-old Conor McNally at the funeral today of his cousin, Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead on Thursday.
# Clare
Woman (50s) dies in house fire in Clare
She is understood to have been alone in the house at the time.
# Careful Now
Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires
Tom Hayes urged the public to be careful if out and about over the Easter weekend and to report any unattended fires or illegal burning.
# Emergency
Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE
HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.
# Emergency Services
"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment
Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.
# Tribute
Emergency personnel pay tribute to paramedic tragically killed on way to work
Some of David Fitzgerald’s colleagues had to treat him at the scene of the incident last week.
# Emergency Services
Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin
Councillors in both counties have raised issues over different aspects of both their ambulance services this week.
# first responders
'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'
About 14 people collapse and die suddenly in Ireland every day. Groups of trained volunteers across the country are trying to reduce this figure.
# Not over yet
Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding
The orange weather alert has been lifted but more stormy weather is expected over the next week.
# Blaze
Two teenagers arrested after fire at house in Limerick overnight
Gardaí said the house was extensively damaged in the blaze.
# Emergency Services
Waterford County Council rejects claims that station was closed due to lack of staff
The Cappoquin fire station was unmanned for periods last week, but the council says that there was cover in place and that safety was not neglected.
# Water Restrictions
Water coming back on in Dublin - but three nights of restrictions to go
The water shortage is not believed to have affected emergency services last night on what is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for call-outs.
# United Airlines
'Severe turbulence' caused loss of altitude on United Airlines flight to Dublin
One elderly person was taken to hospital after sustaining a cut to the head and seven others were treated at the scene.
# Garda twitter
Gardaí CAN use bus lanes outside of emergencies (but they don't want to shout about it)
If they don’t do it and instead lurk in regular traffic they can be “accused of being sneaky”, according to the Garda Twitter account.
# Sheppey Crossing
Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent
The Chief Inspector of Kent Police said it was “truly miraculous” there had been no fatalities.
# Roads
Eight seriously injured in 100 vehicle UK motorway pile-up
The incident at Sheppey crossing in Kent is happened this morning when poor visibility conditions hampered motorists.
# Northern Ireland
Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast
A man and a woman, both in their 20s, have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.
# Tramore
Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip
One man died in the accident, in Tramore Bay in January of this year. He was fishing with a friend when their boat capsized, just 50 metres from shore.
# tragic death
Woman struck and fatally injured on railway line
The tragic death occurred at around 12.20am last night. All of Irish Rail’s intercity services will be disrupted until further notice.
# Roads
Two women killed in Carlow crash
Four other people – including two children – were also injured in the collision between a car and a minibus.