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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Emergency

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Gas explosion in Essex flattens houses and injures at least ten people
One person is said to have sustained life-threatening injuries.
Faster, safer, higher: Replacement of Irish Coast Guard chopper fleet completed
The Dublin region Sikorsky S92 was launched today, meaning all four coast guard aircraft bases now have upgraded choppers.
Call for Government to provide emergency funding for storm damage repair
Storm damage in Galway spurred Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh to make the call.
Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides
Met Éireann releases new alert for this afternoon as wild weather set to continue.
Woman rescued from semi-submerged car in Kerry
She was visiting friends and was unfamiliar with the area, becoming stranded on shore.
Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan
The emergency aid includes jerry cans, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
88 injured after roof collapses at London theatre
London’s Ambulance Service says 88 people have been injured, seven of them seriously.
Couple call 911 because they didn't get hash browns at McDonalds
“We had no other choice,” Michael Smith told reporters afterwards.
Firefighter survives six-storey fall
South African emergency worker is trapped in scorching shaft for three hours but emerges with just a bruised hip.
Waterford County Council rejects claims that station was closed due to lack of staff
The Cappoquin fire station was unmanned for periods last week, but the council says that there was cover in place and that safety was not neglected.
Transport Dept examines issues with emergency marine beacons
Minister Varadkar has been called on to clarify how long his department has known about the issues for.
Launch of project to involve communities in emergency response
The project has already been operating successfully in cork with teams responding to over 300 call-outs, dealing with around 500 patients to date.
Mountain rescue teams attend 100th callout this year
Some 192 people have been assisted by the teams in 2013 and there have been six fatalities.
A&E closure in St Columcille's Hospital is a 'slap in the face' to Wicklow people
There has been a long-standing campaign to fight the closure of the emergency unit in the Loughlinstown hospital.
Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today
Ireland is due to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme this December.
Met Eireann to help in emergencies where hazardous material is put into the atmosphere
The service will aid agencies forecast the spread of radiation and other hazardous materials.
64-year-old man killed crossing Dublin road
The female occupant of the car involved was uninjured.
Bomb blast on bus in Russia kills 5 people
A further 17 people were injured in the blast.
RNLI brings 15-year-old needing 'urgent medical attention' to mainland Cork
The RNLI crew delivered the teen into the care of the ambulance service and he was then transported to hospital.
Transplant Association: ‘We need to ensure ambulance breakdown doesn’t happen again’
The Irish Heart and Transplant Association has said that the HSE needs to investigate fully the incident where an ambulance ran out of fuel while carrying transplant patient.
HSE has 'no plans' to provide ambulance staff with stab vests
However the National Ambulance Service has been identified as an end-user in a trial for a new generation of body armour.
Driver escapes uninjured from large truck fire on M50
Gardaí told no one was injured in the incident.
Yosemite fires cause tourists to flee national park
A state of emergency has been declared in some parts of California.
Firefighters tackle blaze at storage factory in Waterford
Eight fire units and five garda units are at the scene at Belview Port in Waterford.
“Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing
The United Airlines flight was on its way to Washington from London Heathrow.
Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year
Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is calling for penalties to be put in place to hold the people making the calls to account.
A broken nose, a house party and too much booze - after dark on a Dublin ambulance
In the second of our two-part Dublin ambulance series, followed a crew as they dealt with a host of alcohol-related incidents around the city.
'Car vs pedestrian' and a 10-foot fall - a Saturday shift on a Dublin ambulance
We spent a night with paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade and here’s what we saw…
Coast Guard evacuating 'urgent medical case' in longest ever rescue mission
The rescue mission, involving one of the Coast Guard’s long range helicopters, is currently underway off the west coast.
Concern spent €147m last year – 89% of that went to charity
Concern Worldwide helped over 24 million people last year.
How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?
We have a major emergency plan for serious incidents, so let’s see how it would work.
Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks
The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.
Ireland ready for natural disaster despite 'budgetary situation'
Defence Minister Alan Shatter is satisfied the Defence Forces is equipped to handle any emergency situations.
INMO to debate emergency motion on industrial action
The INMO annual conference is taking place in Letterkenny today and the motion discusses the option of industrial action if the government imposes pay cuts.
Five rescued in consecutive call-outs on Lough Derg over weekend
One incident involved a cruiser with a failed engine and the RNLI crew also assisted two people who abandoned ship after it began to sink.
Tragedies sparked by fertiliser explosions around the world
In 1947, another explosion in Texas claimed 581 lives and is considered the deadliest industrial accident in US history.
Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital
A total of 187 cases of influenza have been recorded at the hospital – and Beaumont is trying to stop that number from getting any higher.
VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service
Training, bird scaring and speeding across the runway for an emergency callout – there’s never a dull moment at the DAA fire station.
British military plane takes €1 million to Cyprus
The defence ministry said the cash cargo flight is a “contingency” plan in case banks in the country stop giving out money.
Busy weekend for the Irish Coast Guard with callouts all over the country
The Coast Guard said the west of the country was the busiest area but this is not unusual for the first bank holiday of the year.