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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Emergency

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Coast Guard unsure if Carlingford Lough distress call was a hoax
It usually gets three or four hoax calls a year.
Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades
The volcano has not erupted in 43 years.
Plane makes emergency landing after wheel part falls off
The Israeli passenger plane en route to Prague was forced to turn back.
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.
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.
Man killed after plane crashes at Co Down airfield
The airfield is located around 15km east of Belfast.
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.
Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations
Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.
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.
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.
Flight with 132 on board forced to make emergency landing at Dublin Airport
Flight 723 experienced difficulties with its flaps.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Nurses at Beaumont Hospital are going on a work-to-rule
Yesterday there were 563 people on trolley beds in Ireland.
The man due to run a new task force on the emergency department crisis has quit
Dr Tony O’Connell will return to Australia.
Flight makes emergency landing at Belfast City Airport
Ten fire engines attended the scene.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?
A report yesterday criticised response times and the fleet’s age.
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.
Paramedic: 'It’s only a matter of time before an ambulance crashes or brakes fail'
Thought the HSE says mileage isn’t everything, paramedics are worried about the state of the vehicles they drive every day.
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.
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.
Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport
The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.
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.
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.
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.
Indian and Pakistan floods becoming "national emergency" as hundreds die
Thousands more have been left homeless.
Child crushed by fireplace in California earthquake
The child is in critical condition and some 130 people were injured in the quake.
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.
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.
Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎
It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.
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.