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# emergency - Monday 5 January, 2015

The man due to run a new task force on the emergency department crisis has quit

Dr Tony O’Connell will return to Australia.

# emergency - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Flight makes emergency landing at Belfast City Airport

Ten fire engines attended the scene.

# emergency - Monday 22 December, 2014

Video: Dramatic rescue of man from Liffey in centre of Dublin city

He was taken aboard a Dublin Fire Brigade rescue boat after entering the water at around 2pm.

# emergency - Monday 15 December, 2014

Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding Beaumont Crisis This post contains videos

Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding

Health Minister Leo Varadkar says he expects the situation in Beaumont to ease this week — but nurses want an ‘emergency’ declared.

# emergency - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Yikes! Serbian minister almost killed by falling ice

Aleksandar Antic recovered quickly — and said he had enormous respect for staff working to restore power in the area.

# emergency - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?

A report yesterday criticised response times and the fleet’s age.

# emergency - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House

The body of a man who had been sleeping rough was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street yesterday morning.

# emergency - Thursday 27 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up

# emergency - Monday 17 November, 2014

Paramedic: 'It’s only a matter of time before an ambulance crashes or brakes fail' Exclusive

Thought the HSE says mileage isn’t everything, paramedics are worried about the state of the vehicles they drive every day.

# emergency - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Mum and her six children hit by car while on the way to school in Antrim

Her eight-year-old son, Adam Gilmour, was killed in the incident.

# emergency - Friday 7 November, 2014

St Vincent's hospital can't accept some heart attack patients until next week

This applies to ambulance transfers, and a spokesperson stressed that anyone who presents at the hospital will still be treated.

# emergency - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport

The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.

# emergency - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

# emergency - Monday 29 September, 2014

Homeless shelter crisis: "It's not nice saying 'there are no beds'"

We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.

# emergency - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

# emergency - Monday 8 September, 2014

Indian and Pakistan floods becoming "national emergency" as hundreds die

Thousands more have been left homeless.

# emergency - Monday 25 August, 2014

Child crushed by fireplace in California earthquake

The child is in critical condition and some 130 people were injured in the quake.

# emergency - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Patient sets mattress on fire in Beaumont Hospital

The emergency department was off call for around four hours so the smoke could be cleared out.

# emergency - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The North's health minister "sees the merit" in charging drunk people for A&E visits

There are currently no plans to adopt such a policy in the south, however.

# emergency - Monday 11 August, 2014

Rwanda tests German student for Ebola

The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.

# emergency - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎

It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.

# emergency - Friday 8 August, 2014

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?

Just last month more than 5,500 patients admitted found themselves on a trolley or in an emergency department.

# emergency - Thursday 7 August, 2014

British Airways plane diverted to Dublin over medical emergency

The flight will have been delayed by over 17 hours by the time it leaves Dublin Airport this evening.

# emergency - Monday 21 July, 2014

Two ambulances break down in Louth in 24 hours

In one instance it took over an hour to transport a cardiac arrest patient to hospital because of the issue with the vehicle.

# emergency - Thursday 17 July, 2014

You can now put your final wishes securely online for use in an emergency

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Think Ahead is now entering its second phase, after already proving popular with the public.

# emergency - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Ambulance breaks down with life support patient on board

The National Ambulance Service said another vehicle was at the scene within around ten minutes but a paramedic in the region said the fleet is old and putting people at risk.

# emergency - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Man who spent over four hours on six-storey Dame Street building taken away safely

Gardaí, ambulances and the fire service are all responded to the scene at Dublin’s College Green.

# emergency - 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 - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Explosion at crowded shopping centre kills 21 in Nigerian capital

Another 17 people were injured in the blast.

Cork Airport emergency landing caused by faulty instrument in the cockpit

The pilot declared an emergency soon after the plane left Belfast and diverted to Cork.

# emergency - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# emergency - Monday 23 June, 2014

Irish Water denies that 600,000 people are without emergency repair coverage

County Galway, Laois, South Tipperary, Leitrim, Westmeath and Wicklow are all without 24-hour coverage, but can be covered in emergencies, the company says.

# emergency - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?

The Central African Republic doesn’t stir associations like Liberia or Egypt, and this anonymity is contributing to human suffering of catastrophic proportions.

# emergency - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Strike looms in ambulance service over unsuitable posts

SIPTU members will be balloted on action over the HSE’s failure to implement Labour Court recommendations on staff redeployment.

# emergency - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork Exclusive

The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.

# emergency - 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 - Friday 6 June, 2014

Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"

HIQA also found that there were problems admitting children to adult units.

From The Daily Edge Man calls emergency services because his wife threw out his beer This Is Serious
From The Daily Edge Someone at this Dublin coffee shop needs an espresso, STAT Caffeine Emergency

# emergency - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Mother returns to domestic violence home as she was unable to get accommodation

The housing crisis means families are being forced to live in emergency accommodation and become homeless.