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# emergency - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Shoppers evacuated from Clerys department store after reports of smoke
# All Clear
# All Clear

Shoppers evacuated from Clerys department store after reports of smoke

Jan 11th 2015, 3:24 PM 23,184 Views 15 Comments

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
# Going To Get Worse
# Going To Get Worse

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

Jan 7th 2015, 10:20 PM 35,667 Views 142 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

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

Jan 6th 2015, 10:30 AM 10,772 Views 51 Comments

Yesterday there were 563 people on trolley beds in Ireland.

# emergency - Monday 5 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 5th 2015, 9:21 PM 21,099 Views 32 Comments

Dr Tony O’Connell will return to Australia.

# emergency - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Flight makes emergency landing at Belfast City Airport
# Everyone Safe
# Everyone Safe

Flight makes emergency landing at Belfast City Airport

Dec 30th 2014, 7:24 PM 16,809 Views 17 Comments

Ten fire engines attended the scene.

# emergency - Monday 22 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 22nd 2014, 3:08 PM 43,008 Views 46 Comments

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
# Beaumont Crisis

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

Dec 15th 2014, 5:53 PM 26,617 Views 81 Comments

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
# Minister For Arggh
# Minister For Arggh

Yikes! Serbian minister almost killed by falling ice

Dec 4th 2014, 9:52 PM 19,740 Views 19 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?

Dec 3rd 2014, 9:10 AM 8,304 Views 54 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Dec 2nd 2014, 12:45 PM 58,343 Views 177 Comments

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

# emergency - Monday 17 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,126 Views 22 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Nov 11th 2014, 10:59 PM 38,315 Views 37 Comments

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
# Stemi
# Stemi

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

Nov 7th 2014, 5:21 PM 12,387 Views 16 Comments

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
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

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

Nov 6th 2014, 6:50 PM 24,980 Views 62 Comments

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
# United Nations
# United Nations

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

Oct 31st 2014, 5:38 PM 4,135 Views 12 Comments

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'"
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

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

Sep 29th 2014, 11:57 AM 8,803 Views 16 Comments

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
# The Toll
# The Toll

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

Sep 11th 2014, 1:10 PM 66 Views 6 Comments

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
# Disaster
# Disaster

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

Sep 8th 2014, 8:16 AM 4,614 Views 8 Comments

Thousands more have been left homeless.

# emergency - Monday 25 August, 2014

Child crushed by fireplace in California earthquake
# Shaken
# Shaken

Child crushed by fireplace in California earthquake

Aug 25th 2014, 11:09 AM 10,601 Views 9 Comments

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
# Fire
# Fire

Patient sets mattress on fire in Beaumont Hospital

Aug 14th 2014, 11:22 AM 20,699 Views 18 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

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

Aug 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,675 Views 20 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Rwanda tests German student for Ebola

Aug 11th 2014, 7:40 AM 7,844 Views 17 Comments

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
# Lagos
# Lagos

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

Aug 9th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,669 Views 23 Comments

It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.

# emergency - Friday 8 August, 2014

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?
# Share Your Story
# Share Your Story

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

Aug 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 6,847 Views 58 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

British Airways plane diverted to Dublin over medical emergency

Aug 7th 2014, 9:37 AM 17,254 Views 29 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

Two ambulances break down in Louth in 24 hours

Jul 21st 2014, 11:29 AM 6,194 Views 14 Comments

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
# Think Ahead
# Think Ahead

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

Jul 17th 2014, 6:15 AM 7,674 Views 9 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

Ambulance breaks down with life support patient on board

Jul 10th 2014, 1:27 PM 15,886 Views 29 Comments

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
# Safe Conclusion
# Safe Conclusion

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

Jul 1st 2014, 11:20 PM 189,988 Views 0 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire

Jun 26th 2014, 10:42 PM 22,524 Views 28 Comments

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
# Blast
# Blast

Explosion at crowded shopping centre kills 21 in Nigerian capital

Jun 25th 2014, 10:11 PM 9,351 Views 51 Comments

Another 17 people were injured in the blast.

Cork Airport emergency landing caused by faulty instrument in the cockpit
# Emergency
# Emergency

Cork Airport emergency landing caused by faulty instrument in the cockpit

Jun 25th 2014, 11:45 AM 19,150 Views 43 Comments

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

# emergency - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?
# Crisis
# Crisis

If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?

Jun 24th 2014, 5:52 PM 10,156 Views 43 Comments

Not very.

# emergency - Monday 23 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:01 AM 7,078 Views 29 Comments

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?
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

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

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 87 Views 12 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

Strike looms in ambulance service over unsuitable posts

Jun 19th 2014, 4:39 PM 8,557 Views 33 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

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

Jun 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 19,545 Views 62 Comments

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

# emergency - Friday 13 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 13th 2014, 9:03 AM 19,105 Views 7 Comments

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

# emergency - Friday 6 June, 2014

Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"
# Emergency
# Emergency

Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"

Jun 6th 2014, 10:30 PM 13,807 Views 38 Comments

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