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#Emergency Services

# emergency-services - Friday 3 October, 2014

Collision blocks right lanes on M50 southbound

Emergency services are removing the vehicle.

# emergency-services - Friday 5 September, 2014

Man arrested after woman dies at Waterford psychiatric hospital

The death occured this evening just after 7pm

# emergency-services - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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.

# emergency-services - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Man dies and elderly woman hospitalised in Westmeath house fire

The two were the only occupants of the house at Jordanstown, Ballynacargy

# emergency-services - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Six rescued after chair-o-plane in Tramore breaks down

No one has been injured in the incident.

# emergency-services - Thursday 26 June, 2014

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.

# emergency-services - Monday 23 June, 2014

Woman who had just been raped told to "quit crying" by 911 operator

However, the operator will receive no disciplinary action.

# emergency-services - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed Whoopsie

'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed

Nine emergency vehicles were scrambled to the scene of the ‘wreckage’.

# emergency-services - Friday 30 May, 2014

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 - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

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.

# emergency-services - Monday 28 April, 2014

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.

Woman (50s) dies in house fire in Clare

She is understood to have been alone in the house at the time.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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-services - Monday 7 April, 2014

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 - Friday 28 March, 2014

"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.

# emergency-services - Sunday 16 March, 2014

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 - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

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.

# emergency-services - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'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.

# emergency-services - Sunday 9 February, 2014

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.

# emergency-services - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Two teenagers arrested after fire at house in Limerick overnight

Gardaí said the house was extensively damaged in the blaze.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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.

# emergency-services - Friday 1 November, 2013

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.

# emergency-services - Sunday 20 October, 2013

'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.

# emergency-services - Friday 6 September, 2013

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.

# emergency-services - Thursday 5 September, 2013

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.

Eight seriously injured in 100 vehicle UK motorway pile-up Roads This post contains images

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.

# emergency-services - Sunday 25 August, 2013

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.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

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.

# emergency-services - Sunday 30 June, 2013

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.

# emergency-services - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Two women killed in Carlow crash

Four other people – including two children – were also injured in the collision between a car and a minibus.

# emergency-services - Saturday 30 March, 2013

WATCH: Smoke and fire training for Dublin Airport firefighters Fire This post contains videos

WATCH: Smoke and fire training for Dublin Airport firefighters

The Dublin Airport Authority Fire Service use a simulator that can replicate numerous different fire situations on an aircraft.

# emergency-services - Friday 29 March, 2013

VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service Fire This post contains videos

VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service

Training, bird scaring and speeding across the runway for an emergency callout – there’s never a dull moment at the DAA fire station.

# emergency-services - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"

Organisations representing frontline workers have said the march is an opportunity for members to show their opposition to recent government proposals.

# emergency-services - Friday 1 February, 2013

Voluntary group set up to address increase in suicide in Wexford

Wexford MarineWatch operates night patrols along Wexford Bridge and quays by trained volunteers.

# emergency-services - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Column: My father was a Garda - I've seen what they have to go through.

Fears for his safety, holidays without him, and the constant worry that he wouldn’t come home: Aisling O’Donnell writes about her father, the Garda.

# emergency-services - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store

The head of Connacht Gold said the company is cooperating fully into investigations into the cause of the fatal accident.

# emergency-services - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Updated: Man dies in multi-vehicle collision in Kilkenny

One man died and two others were taken to hospital following the incident on the N10 Kilkenny to Waterford Road this morning.

# emergency-services - Saturday 29 December, 2012

1982 Papers reveal changes recommended to fire service in aftermath of Stardust disaster

The government said the capital’s fire service was not adequately equipped to meet “the needs of a modern fire brigade” at the time of the tragedy.

# emergency-services - Friday 14 December, 2012

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions

Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.

# emergency-services - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles

A new booklet is being launched tomorrow that aims to advise motorists how to behave when they see emergency services dealing with an incident on the road.