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# emergency - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Medical staff rapidly arrived at hospitals spontaneously on night of the Paris attacks

A crisis plan, which was developed 20 years ago, was activated for the first time.

# emergency - Friday 13 November, 2015

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Germany's team hotel evacuated following bomb threat

The world champions are in Paris for a friendly.

# emergency - Thursday 12 November, 2015

A shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to close

5,000 chefs will be needed to fill vacancies by 2016.

# emergency - Friday 6 November, 2015

New hospital scandal: 93-year-old woman spends 29 hours on trolley at Beaumont

The woman’s grand-niece has described the situation in the hospital as a “shambles”.

# emergency - Sunday 20 September, 2015

'Someone needs to call a halt to this right now. The crisis is worsening every single day'

Almost 5,000 people are now in emergency accommodation.

# emergency - Sunday 30 August, 2015

'We want to help them but we can’t': Tourist hub Greek island is at breaking point

The country is dealing with its own economic struggles as thousands of migrants arrive in the country.

# emergency - Saturday 29 August, 2015

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.

# emergency - Thursday 6 August, 2015

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?

The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.

# emergency - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

# emergency - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Fire breaks out at one of Las Vegas' top hotels

A number of guests were evacuated from the Cosmopolitan Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

# emergency - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'I just grabbed my kids and ran': People abandon cars and flee fire on California highway Wild Fire This post contains videos

'I just grabbed my kids and ran': People abandon cars and flee fire on California highway

The fire spread from the mountains on to the interstate trapping literally hundreds of people amid a cauldron of smoke, flames and ash.

# emergency - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Varadkar refuses to rule out privatisation of air ambulance

Varadkar refuses to rule out privatisation of air ambulance

Since 2012, the Irish Air Corps have helped sick people travel to hospital from all over the country.

# emergency - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Teen in cardiac arrest turned away from Navan hospital and sent to Drogheda

Paramedics across the country say they are being forced to travel long distances with critical patients.

# emergency - Monday 29 June, 2015

Plane makes emergency landing at Shannon after fire alarm in cargo hold

There are no reports of injuries.

Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking

Leo Varadkar has asked for a full report into the incident.

# emergency - Monday 22 June, 2015

A Ryanair flight has diverted to Paris after a passenger was taken ill

The flight, bound for Alicante, originated in Germany.

# emergency - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street

John Reidy reacted when he saw a woman going into a cardiac arrest.

# emergency - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

# emergency - Monday 8 June, 2015

Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much

Brazil and the UK are not too far behind us.

# emergency - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Two men killed in small aircraft crash in Wexford

The incident was reported by a hillwalker just before 3pm today.

# emergency - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

# emergency - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Violent prisoner is still on the move on the island of Ireland

Jonathan Turley was supposed to return to prison on May 9 after being released on bail.

# emergency - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Coast Guard unsure if Carlingford Lough distress call was a hoax

It usually gets three or four hoax calls a year.

# emergency - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

The volcano has not erupted in 43 years.

# emergency - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Plane makes emergency landing after wheel part falls off

The Israeli passenger plane en route to Prague was forced to turn back.

# emergency - Friday 17 April, 2015

Toddler airlifted to hospital in Dublin after falling from first-floor of building

The child was taken first to University Hospital Waterford – before a decision was made late last night to transfer him to Dublin.

# emergency - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Main route closed in Dublin city centre as Gardaí respond to person on roof

The person was brought safely from the building at around 1.30pm and is receiving the appropriate attention.

# emergency - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Man killed after plane crashes at Co Down airfield

The airfield is located around 15km east of Belfast.

# emergency - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Here's what a category 5 super storm looks like from space

At least four people have died after a super typhoon ripped through several small islands.

Joni Mitchell hospitalised after being found unconscious at LA home

The singer is currently in intensive care but it said to be awake.

# emergency - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.

# emergency - Friday 20 March, 2015

Firefighters have been given the thumbs up to go on strike

The government wants to make fire crews smaller.

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.

# emergency - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

The National Ambulance Service will be taking all Dublin calls from now on – but firefighters aren’t happy with the move.

# emergency - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Flight with 132 on board forced to make emergency landing at Dublin Airport

Flight 723 experienced difficulties with its flaps.

# emergency - Monday 19 January, 2015

Here's why sea bass might be off the menu at your local restaurant for a while...

The European Union implemented an emergency ban on open trawling of sea bass today.

# emergency - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'

Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.

# emergency - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Shoppers evacuated from Clerys department store after reports of smoke

No fire was found in the building and shoppers have been allowed back in now.

# emergency - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

# emergency - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Nurses at Beaumont Hospital are going on a work-to-rule

Yesterday there were 563 people on trolley beds in Ireland.