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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# first responders

This year
Irish Aviation Authority launches investigation into use of drone near scene of Clonmel tragedy
An IAA spokesperson said it was an ‘invasion of privacy and posed a flight safety risk’.
Last year
Four public defibrillators damaged or stolen in recent weeks, prompting calls for harsh penalties
Damage to, or theft of a public defibrillator could be “a death sentence” for someone, according to first responders.
All time
'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.
Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing
Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.
Ambulance services facing 'significant' delays of more than an hour in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade serves emergency call outs for Dublin city, as well as the greater Dublin area.
'Shocked and humbled': Community raises enough cash to replace defibrillator destroyed by vandals
The life-saving piece of equipment was wrecked by three youths earlier this week.
Calls for large fines and jail sentences for those that damage defibrillators
Gardaí are investigating an incident in Arklow town in which three men were caught on camera destroying a defibrillator.
"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders
Aviva: “The question is: who is responsible in the event of a first responder volunteer having an accident with a tragic outcome?”
Column: One year on, we remember the lives lost and forever altered by the Boston bombings
It is unfortunate that, sometimes, it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to vitiate differences and to remind us of our common humanity, writes Larry Donnelly.
'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'
About 14 people collapse and die suddenly in Ireland every day. Groups of trained volunteers across the country are trying to reduce this figure.
9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say
Remembering the dead ten years on – Ground Zero’s restricted guest list, and the talking points they’ve been requested to stick to.