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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Emergency

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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.
Australian police arrest gunman involved in shopping centre threat
The suspect was shot with rubber bullets and has been taken to hospital.
Young boy calls police... to avoid being sent to bed
Smart kid.
Mater Hospital Emergency Department to close for 18 hours for relocation
The relocation had previously been postponed as management at the hospital said it did not want to impose additional pressures on other hospitals.
Frontline Alliance: Staff being 'unfairly targeted' in Croke Park talks
The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, prison officers, nurses, midwives and other frontline emergency and essential services.
In pics and video: Australian floods peaking with thousands in shelters
In Queensland a tropical cyclone sparked tornadaoes and created sea foam that came to shore.
19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport
One 85-year-old man and his family return to thank crew for saving his life after a cardiac arrest last September.
PICTURES: Fire services attend blaze in Ranelagh restaurant
Gardaí say they do not believe anyone was harmed in the fire.
VIDEO: A year in the life of a fireman
This is a year of footage filmed by a fireman condensed to eight minutes.
Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug
Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.
Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries
Coughs, colds, trips and falls are the most common injuries and illnesses around Christmas. Watch yourselves.
Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea
The ceremony is to remember the 15 volunteers who died at sea on Christmas Eve 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.
Woman and her dog rescued from freezing water at Wexford harbour
The woman went into the water to save her dog Holly but couldn’t climb back out because of the temperature.
Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions
Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.
Evacuation begins at Derry hospital due to fire
Patients were moved out of wards at Altnagelvin Hospital due to the blaze, the PSNI has said.
HSE to modernise North Cork's ambulance service
The plans include a move from the current on duty system to one where staff are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Poll: Would you assist in an emergency situation?
Study from NUI Maynooth says 95 per cent of people they surveyed wouldn’t assist in an emergency, mainly out of fear of being sued or lack of practice in first-aid. Would you help out?
Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour
Emergency service vehicles were stoned and an ambush was set up in the Spencer Dock area in Dublin last night.
US presidential race jolted by looming 'megastorm'
The candidates are forced to cancel some appearances as states of emergency are declared across eight states.
Emergency landing at Dublin Airport
A Tenerife-bound Thomas Cook flight with 323 passengers and crew on board made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this morning.
Poll: Do you welcome a minimum sentence for assaults on emergency workers?
Fianna Fáil will table a bill today which would set a minimum sentence of five years for anyone convicted of assaulting an on-duty emergency worker.
American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
A flight from Chicago to London Heathrow made an emergency landing shortly after 1pm today following reports of a smell of smoke on board.
Extensive fire damage to Aidan O'Brien's house in Ballydoyle
The horse trainer and his family escaped unharmed from the blaze at the home to the Coolmore training and breeding facilities.
Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffers heart attack during live WWE broadcast
The wrestling commentator was ringside during a tag-team bout when he collapsed.
The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
No emergency cases at Nenagh General Hospital from mid-September
The HSE has said that patients will now be seen at the Mid-West Regional Hospital in Limerick.
Venezuela refinery explosion death toll rises to 24
Huge clouds of smoke were seen over the refinery this morning after early morning blast believed to have been caused by gas leak.
New iPhone app from Coast Guard could ‘save lives’
The app will allow anyone going out to sea, whether it is professionally or for leisure or sport, to let the Coast Guard know in advance.
Fires begin to ease on Canary Islands
The fires caused the evacuation of one of the smallest islands, and affected 10,000 acres of land.
VIDEO: Iranians mourn as earthquake death toll passes 300
An official report from Iran’s health minister says the official death toll is now 306 – the majority of them women and children.
Rescuers dig for survivors after quakes kill 250 in Iran
The two earthquakes struck within 11 minutes of each other, levelling villages and trapping many people in the rubble.
Pics: Philippines hit by major flooding and landslide
The country’s capital, Manila is ‘half submerged’ in water. Thousands of commuters were stranded overnight and homes have been evacuated.
Abandoned upturned boat found on Lough Derg
A rescue team is searching the area for any survivors.
North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage
Crop harvests have been seriously affected by a serious drought and recent flooding.
Emergency Department at Cork hospital to close next week
The emergency department at Cork’s South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital will close next weekend.
Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO
Islamist hardliners in northern Mali have claimed responsibility for what UNESCO termed “repugnant acts” of destruction on historical sites.
Two assaults per day: attacks on Gardaí on the rise
The Garda Representative Association has called for the introduction of mandatory sentencing for such crimes.
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Dustin Hoffman saved my life, says jogger
Sam Dempster says the Hollywood actor called an ambulance and waiting with him for help after he suffered a heart attack.