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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Emergency

This year
Family of Scottish teenager in coma in Spain fundraising for €40k flight home
Her family have stated that they are hoping she can be flown from Malaga to Dundee.
French military maritime surveilance aircraft makes emergency landing in Cork
The aircraft declared an emergency at 7.30am off the south coast.
'They're preparing us for something': Irish conspiracy groups latch onto UK's public alert test
Why are multiple governments rolling out warning systems, if not to announce aliens?
Major fire at New Ross furniture premises brought under control
Pictures from the scene showed a large fire in the area, with smoke billowing from building.
Two dead among 15 migrants found "suffocating" in a train in Texas
The US Border Patrol stopped the train after receiving an anonymous tip off.
Flight diverted to Shannon Airport in early hours after passenger dies on board
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight 714 from Suriname to The Netherlands.
Last year
Cork hospital appeals for public to avoid emergency department due to high demand
Patients with less urgent complaints are advised to contact their GPs or South Doc.
US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak
The White House said it has made more than 1.1 million doses of vaccine available.
Navan Hospital campaign group to meet tonight as Drogheda consultants push back on HSE plan
The move would downgrade Navan Hospital’s Emergency Department and divert critically ill patients elsewhere.
HSE chief says Navan Hospital plan will proceed despite Minister's instruction
Last week the Health Minister said he was not satisfied with the plan.
'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.
Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity
Campaigners have been waiting for the assembly to be called since a biodiversity emergency was declared in 2019.
All time
Biden declares major disaster in Kentucky after tornadoes kill dozens in midwestern US
Officials have cautioned that the death toll, for now at 94, could still rise.
One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry
In two instances in the first half of this year, there was a more than two-hour delay in paramedics arriving after being called.
Commissioner says hundreds of crimes not investigated due to 999 call cancellations
Almost 2,800 calls, with many relating to domestic abuse, were incorrectly cancelled.
'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest
Cathal Joyce, Kevin Knight and Ciara Doyle on the importance of CPR and acting decisively in emergency situations.
Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut
Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.
Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities
Rationing of critical care during any coronavirus surge must not happen at the expense of the most vulnerable, writes Clonan.
New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close
TD Niall Collins says some pubs have remained open.
Barcelona granted permission to sign a forward outside the transfer window
The Catalan giants can bring in another player following the injury to Ousmane Dembele.
Coronavirus: Trump bans foreign nationals who 'pose a risk' from entering US
The US will also begin funnelling all flights from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.
California in 'state-of-emergency' as wildfires spreading forces thousands to flee their homes
Many homes have been evacuated and power has been cut due to the fires.
Addison and Murphy in 'pole position' among Ireland's standby list
Joe Schmidt confirmed that he definitely won’t be calling on foreign-based players in an emergency.
Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast
The Mississippi River is currently at 17 feet – just below flood range.
A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend
The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.
What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.
Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain
Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.
Ambulance services facing 'significant' delays of more than an hour in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade serves emergency call outs for Dublin city, as well as the greater Dublin area.
Five people dead at retirement home in France after reportedly falling ill from eating duck salad
The five individuals are aged between 76 and 95 years old.
Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training rolled out
The ban had been put in place last month to “mitigate the risk” of this type of driving on public roads.
Twins given medals for saving grandmother's life after she suffered seizure
Sean O’Sullivan woke at 6am and couldn’t rouse his granny Ruth.
'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving
Opposition politicians have described the ban on driving with blue lights and sirens as a “backward” move.
Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens
Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.
Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury
While attempting to catch a sliotar, the hurler’s left hand struck the helmet of an opposing player during a club league match.
White House says Trump will declare national emergency to fund border wall
Declaring a national emergency would free Trump to seek to redirect federal funds and bypass Congress.
Trump declares state of emergency as Hawaii braces for hurricane
Landslides and flash flooding have left roads blocked.
'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training
The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.
Transatlantic flight emergency lands at Shannon after smoke detected on board
The Virgin Atlantic flight landed just after 7am this morning.
'Weather knows no borders': Sinn Féin senator calls for all-Ireland weather alerts during emergencies
Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile said that when weather alerts are reported, they should be done so on an all-Ireland basis.
Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs
Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.