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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Paramedics

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Ambulance boss says no need for toll tags despite incidences of vehicles driving into barriers
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
A paramedic described a recent event as “terrifying”.
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Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'
One paramedic detailed how the Dublin callouts had left large swathes of the country without adequate paramedic cover.
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
There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.
Harry Dunn's injuries not considered life-threatening despite 'breaking every major bone'
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Paramedics and staff helped the woman with the birth.
The brother of Alan Ryan has died after being shot in Finglas
The shooting happened on the McKee Road at around 3.15pm.
This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning
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
He was not breathing when the paramedics arrived on the scene.
Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can
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
The boy was transported to hospital by helicopter this evening.
19-year-old Down woman dies after being found unconscious at foot of stairs
Detectives are now trying to trace the woman’s movements before her death.
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.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
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
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
The deceased was based out of Lurgan Fire Station.
'Serious concerns' about risks for HSE paramedics sent to incidents alone
Figures provided to 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
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
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
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 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
IFESA, representing many firefighters and paramedics in Dublin, will ballot its members next week over cuts to overtime, training and annual leave.