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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Emergency

All time
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?
Not very.
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.
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.
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.
Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork
The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.
'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed
Nine emergency vehicles were scrambled to the scene of the ‘wreckage’.
Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"
HIQA also found that there were problems admitting children to adult units.
Man calls emergency services because his wife threw out his beer
Seven times.
Someone at this Dublin coffee shop needs an espresso, STAT
Mood emergency.
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.
Emergency services called as car reportedly goes into River Lee
The car went into the river near Horgan’s Quay after 3.30pm.
Newlywed bride rushed to hospital after two hour orgasm
Try explaining that one when calling in sick to work.
Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage
There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.
UN to hold midnight meeting as violence in east Ukraine rapidly escalates
Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of waging war in the country’s east.
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
No Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued.
Column: After six hours in the waiting room, my little sister's pain reached crisis point
We need innovative solutions to the increasingly dangerous and frustrating problem of overburdened emergency departments, writes Lauren Joslin.
Terrified woman calls police over home invader... who turns out to be a duck
She was woken by “banging noises” from downstairs.
Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE
HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.
Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service
RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.
"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment
Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.
Dublin Fire Brigade investigating how a sick child was locked in an ambulance
The paramedic was forced to kick his way out of the ambulance after a power failure.
Reckless driver has the strangest excuse ever when confronted by angry cyclist
Oh well, OK, off you go then
Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient
The ambulance initially dispatched to the scene in Dublin was diverted en route to a crash on the N11.
Large blaze at coffin makers in Louth
Gardaí said there have been no reports of injuries and the incident is still ongoing.
Cost, quality and scale of ambulance services in Dublin to be reviewed
The service is currently provided by both the Dublin Fire Brigade and the HSE’s National Ambulance service.
New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash
Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.
Search for man seen falling into river in Kilkenny
The man was seen entering the water at Green’s Bridge by two witnesses.
'We are dealing with people's lives here': Paramedics speak out about tragic deaths
The family of a man who died after a 25 minute wait for an ambulance were in the public gallery to hear contributions.
Eight homes evacuated in the middle of the night after gas explosion
A fire broke out at around 4am in a quiet residential road in Baldoyle, north Dublin.
What alerts systems are available for your smartphone?
In case the next storm arrives sooner than we expect, just how many services are out there that will send alerts and updates straight to our smartphone?
Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket
He didn’t want to ruin the coat by attempting to cut her out of it.
Concerns that overcrowding at Tallaght Hospital puts patient safety at risk
The INMO said that in January, there were 254 people on trolleys, and another 69 on the wards on trolleys.