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#Paramedics

# paramedics - Last week 13th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Ambulance boss says no need for toll tags despite incidences of vehicles driving into barriers
# Paramedics
# Paramedics

Ambulance boss says no need for toll tags despite incidences of vehicles driving into barriers

Nov 19th 2022, 6:30 AM 22,342 Views 18 Comments

On Monday, The Journal reported how an ambulance with a seriously ill patient on board was forced to stop at a toll booth.

Ambulance carrying critically ill patient forced to wait at toll plaza
# Paramedics
# Paramedics

Ambulance carrying critically ill patient forced to wait at toll plaza

Nov 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 54,081 Views 41 Comments

A paramedic described a recent event as “terrifying”.

# paramedics - Last year 2021

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'

Aug 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,734 Views 58 Comments
  • Large numbers of emergency calls in Dublin in recent days have put pressure on the ambulance service, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Paramedics are having to be diverted from other parts of the country under a system which has been widely criticised.
Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons

Mar 18th 2021, 4:29 PM 17,051 Views 16 Comments

There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.

# paramedics - All time

Harry Dunn's injuries not considered life-threatening despite 'breaking every major bone'
# Paramedics
# Paramedics

Harry Dunn's injuries not considered life-threatening despite 'breaking every major bone'

Nov 6th 2019, 11:00 PM 55,293 Views 3 Comments

The 19-year-old was forced to wait for paramedics for 43 minutes.

500 ambulance staff beginning 24-hour strike today in a row over union recognition
# 24 Hours
# 24 Hours

500 ambulance staff beginning 24-hour strike today in a row over union recognition

May 31st 2019, 6:30 AM 8,193 Views 22 Comments

Workers have already staged work stoppages in January, February and March.

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'
# Because
# Because

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:26 PM 9,248 Views 19 Comments

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay
# Breaking Point
# Breaking Point

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay

Jul 26th 2017, 3:16 PM 11,045 Views 24 Comments

Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.

Shootings, stabbings, cardiac arrests: Stories of lives saved as firefighters ballot for industrial action
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Shootings, stabbings, cardiac arrests: Stories of lives saved as firefighters ballot for industrial action

Feb 4th 2017, 1:47 PM 12,957 Views 69 Comments

A pamphlet is being circulated online to highlight the importance of the work Dublin firefighters do.

Doctors warn young children can choke to death on whole grapes
# Food Warning
# Food Warning

Doctors warn young children can choke to death on whole grapes

Dec 21st 2016, 7:51 AM 12,415 Views 13 Comments

Grapes can form a tight airlock in the throat, meaning they need to be removed with specialist equipment.

It was a super-busy Saturday night for Dublin Fire Brigade
# Run Off Their Feet
# Run Off Their Feet

It was a super-busy Saturday night for Dublin Fire Brigade

Nov 27th 2016, 12:18 PM 18,947 Views 30 Comments

Almost 300 ambulance calls were received by the service across the course of Saturday night.

'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade

Sep 13th 2016, 10:00 PM 17,022 Views 13 Comments

The annual parade and gala will focus on safety and will also pay tribute to members of the services who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Ambulance strike called off as HSE agrees to recruit 461 new paramedics
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Ambulance strike called off as HSE agrees to recruit 461 new paramedics

Aug 5th 2016, 10:18 PM 11,860 Views 10 Comments

Successful talks between Siptu and the HSE has averted strike action planned for next Wednesday.

Violent patients, overdoses, attacks and babies arriving - Saturday night for Dublin's paramedics
# On Patrol
# On Patrol

Violent patients, overdoses, attacks and babies arriving - Saturday night for Dublin's paramedics

Jun 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 18,718 Views 12 Comments

Ambulance crews must go to where they are called to and they never know what the next call entails.

Woman gave birth at Dublin social welfare office
# Gardiner Street
# Gardiner Street

Woman gave birth at Dublin social welfare office

Apr 22nd 2016, 4:44 PM 31,934 Views 24 Comments

Paramedics and staff helped the woman with the birth.

The brother of Alan Ryan has died after being shot in Finglas
# Murder Investigation
# Murder Investigation

The brother of Alan Ryan has died after being shot in Finglas

Feb 29th 2016, 10:00 PM 177,251 Views 153 Comments

The shooting happened on the McKee Road at around 3.15pm.

This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning
# Baptism Of Fire
# Baptism Of Fire

This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:25 AM 28,688 Views 26 Comments

Baby Eva’s parents will have a good story to tell her when she’s older.

Watch: Man who took heroin overdose gets aggressive with Cork paramedics
# Bad Reaction
# Bad Reaction

Watch: Man who took heroin overdose gets aggressive with Cork paramedics

Apr 16th 2015, 6:10 AM 25,121 Views 44 Comments

He was not breathing when the paramedics arrived on the scene.

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can
# Foi Requests
# Foi Requests

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

Oct 15th 2014, 5:36 PM 17,422 Views 18 Comments

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall
# Shankill
# Shankill

12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall

Oct 1st 2014, 10:31 PM 15,425 Views 6 Comments

The boy was transported to hospital by helicopter this evening.

19-year-old Down woman dies after being found unconscious at foot of stairs
# Sudden Death
# Sudden Death

19-year-old Down woman dies after being found unconscious at foot of stairs

Sep 25th 2014, 6:22 PM 19,069 Views 5 Comments

Detectives are now trying to trace the woman’s movements before her death.

Strike looms in ambulance service over unsuitable posts
# Emergency
# Emergency

Strike looms in ambulance service over unsuitable posts

Jun 19th 2014, 4:39 PM 8,609 Views 33 Comments

SIPTU members will be balloted on action over the HSE’s failure to implement Labour Court recommendations on staff redeployment.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Apr 18th 2014, 9:55 PM 28,252 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.

Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE
# Emergency
# Emergency

Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE

Apr 7th 2014, 2:01 PM 11,243 Views 41 Comments

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.

Firefighter dies suddenly after putting out car fire in Armagh
# Blaze
# Blaze

Firefighter dies suddenly after putting out car fire in Armagh

Feb 11th 2014, 2:06 PM 17,658 Views 11 Comments

The deceased was based out of Lurgan Fire Station.

'Serious concerns' about risks for HSE paramedics sent to incidents alone
# Rapid Response
# Rapid Response

'Serious concerns' about risks for HSE paramedics sent to incidents alone

Feb 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,634 Views 19 Comments

Figures provided to TheJournal.ie show there were almost 3,500 instances of this in a six month period.

HSE has 'no plans' to provide ambulance staff with stab vests
# Emergency Staff
# Emergency Staff

HSE has 'no plans' to provide ambulance staff with stab vests

Sep 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,901 Views 32 Comments

However the National Ambulance Service has been identified as an end-user in a trial for a new generation of body armour.

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2
# Pay Cuts
# Pay Cuts

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2

Mar 18th 2013, 2:58 PM 13,733 Views 96 Comments

Gardaí, nurses and firefighters will see their pay cut by between 3 and 11 per cent under the pay deal, says the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance.

Ambulance stolen from Dublin housing estate
# Taken
# Taken

Ambulance stolen from Dublin housing estate

Nov 22nd 2012, 11:30 AM 18,183 Views 80 Comments

The ambulance was found crashed into a nearby park shortly after it was taken from Corduff in Blanchardstown last night.

Firefighters head to Labour Court as one union ballots on possible industrial action
# Firefighters
# Firefighters

Firefighters head to Labour Court as one union ballots on possible industrial action

Sep 2nd 2011, 7:00 AM 415 Views 0 Comments

Firefighters and paramedics in the capital are unhappy with proposed cuts to overtime, training and annual leave by Dublin Fire Brigade.

Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action
# Fire Brigade
# Fire Brigade

Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action

Aug 25th 2011, 5:31 PM 810 Views 8 Comments

IFESA, representing many firefighters and paramedics in Dublin, will ballot its members next week over cuts to overtime, training and annual leave.