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# emergency - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Flight diverts to Shannon after a passenger dies on board

Last Monday, an 88-year-old man also died on a flight that was diverted to Shannon.

# emergency - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Smoke seen across Limerick as fire breaks out in scrap metal yard

Nearby residents are being asked to close their windows.

# emergency - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Civil servants' union wants a €1.4 billion pay restoration

Geraghty said that he didn’t want the issue to be a public sector versus private sector divide, but said that their demands were “reasonable”.

# emergency - Friday 3 March, 2017

From The42 Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking Scare

Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking

The midfielder was bitten by his unconscious team-mate as he tried to stop him from swallowing his tongue.

# emergency - Monday 13 February, 2017

200,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes over dam risk

The evacuation was ordered yesterday afternoon after engineers spotted a hole on the concrete lip of the secondary spillway of the dam.

# emergency - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Over 100 people die in avalanches in Afghanistan

At least 50 people were killed in a single village.

# emergency - Monday 23 January, 2017

Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors

More than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel.

# emergency - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Flight diverted to Shannon over medical emergency... for fourth time in a week

An elderly lady who was travelling with family was found to be unresponsive on board the Barbados-bound flight.

# emergency - Friday 30 December, 2016

Miami to London flight diverted to Shannon after passenger became seriously ill

The patient was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

# emergency - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Carrie Fisher in intensive care after 'heart attack on flight'

Her brother Todd Fisher said she is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition.

# emergency - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Ireland to stock up on 240,000 tonnes of salt this winter

A once-off relocation scheme for those impacted by last year’s floods was also announced today.

# emergency - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Gardaí respond after reports of gunshots at Dublin flat complex

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

# emergency - Monday 24 October, 2016

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York

# emergency - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

16 people taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport confirmed that United Airlines flight UA-880 from Houston to Heathrow diverted to Shannon Airport “with a medical situation”.

# emergency - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Man injured after footbridge collapse over UK motorway

Police said it is believed a lorry collided with the pedestrian bridge.

# emergency - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Dublin fire engines repeatedly taken out of action due to staff shortages

Dublin Fire Brigade said it is working to fill existing and future vacancies.

# emergency - Monday 15 August, 2016

State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands

Over 20,000 people and hundreds of pets have been rescued from the floods so far.

# emergency - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Dramatic footage shows woman and dog being pulled from a sinking car in Louisiana floods Baton Rouge This post contains videos

Dramatic footage shows woman and dog being pulled from a sinking car in Louisiana floods

Over 7,000 people have been rescued from flood waters in south Louisiana.

# emergency - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Four Irish passengers on board plane that crash-landed killing fireman

Passengers and crew were all evacuated safely.

# emergency - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Body of security guard found at Navan Retail Park after suspected workplace accident

The body was discovered this morning.

# emergency - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Man taken to hospital after falling from cliff in Howth

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon.

# emergency - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting

Emergency officials have stressed, however. that a voice call is preferred because dispatchers can elicit details more quickly.

# emergency - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

CityJet flight to Dublin forced to make emergency landing due to engine trouble

The flight from London to Dublin was forced to divert to London Stansted.

# emergency - Saturday 11 June, 2016

These two apps could really help you in a medical emergency

Hopefully, you will never need to use them but you never know.

# emergency - Monday 30 May, 2016

Calls for a new emergency health fund to pay for expensive cancer drugs

The Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath wants a fund of €80 million to be set up.

# emergency - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens

Garda representatives say a lack of investment in training means a large number of gardaí are not allowed to drive in this way.

# emergency - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night

Mothers and babies are all doing well.

# emergency - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Severe birth defects and brain damage confirmed as linked to Zika virus

This is the first time the link has been properly confirmed.

# emergency - Thursday 7 April, 2016

A strike by 999 workers today kicked off a month of industrial action

The workers say that they want to be paid a Living Wage.

# emergency - Thursday 24 March, 2016

EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks

Belgian authorities are under immense pressure over the attacks and their apparent inability to stop domestic terrorist networks.

# emergency - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Elderly woman's son calls Joe Duffy as mother waits over two hours for ambulance

The woman’s son rang Liveline and the ambulance arrived a few minutes after he spoke on the radio.

# emergency - Monday 1 February, 2016

Is your area getting a brand new fire station?

Over the next four years, 16 new fire stations will be constructed.

# emergency - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Bomb threat forces Turkish Airlines plane to land at Shannon

It had been due to land in Istanbul.

# emergency - Thursday 14 January, 2016

US town hit by water crisis after supply switched to save money

Local officials first declared a public health emergency in October in response to tests that showed children with elevated levels of lead.

# emergency - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital 'inhumane', with elderly woman left on chair all night

The north Dublin hospital has asked people to avoid attending its emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

# emergency - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This might be the most mortifying 999 call ever Whoops

# emergency - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Seven-year-old girl calls 911 because she touched the Elf on the Shelf

Touching him makes the magic of Christmas go away.

# emergency - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we?

Jason O’Sullivan says government needs to re-evaluate the flood insurance protection in Ireland.

# emergency - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Drafting in the army to tackle the flood waters shows lessons have been learned from past disasters

The weather conditions are predicted to persist in the coming days, but we are a lot better off than we were back in 2009 and 2010.

# emergency - Tuesday 8 December, 2015