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PSNI’s Drew Harris Appointed As New Garda Commissioner

In an announcement, the PSNI’s Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris has been appointed as the new Garda Commissioner for the next five years. Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan,…

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AA Ireland Issues Warning For Motorists During The Hot Weather

For the rest of this week a status yellow weather warning for high temperatures is in place across the country. Met Eireann has forecast temperatures to hit 30 degrees. With…

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Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony To Be Held In Cork

The 56th Naval Service Cadet Class are to be awarded their commissions tomorrow (Friday, June 22nd) at the Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony in Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork. This represents the…

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Ireland Was The Fourth Safest EU Country For Road Deaths In 2017

Ireland has moved up from fifth to fourth place in the EU Member State rankings for road safety. This is according to the Road Safety Performance Index by the European Transport…

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Minister Flanagan Welcomes New Recruits To An Garda Síochána

Last Friday, at a ceremony in the Garda College, Templemore for recruits joining the force, Minister for Justice and Equality, Charles Flanagan welcomed some 198 new members to An Garda…

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Ireland’s First Community Air Ambulance Is On Its Way

The first community air ambulance service is propelling its way to Ireland by the end of July, with services expected to begin from August onwards. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR),…

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Part-Time Retained Firefighter Position At Kilkee and Ennistymon Fire Station

Applications are now open for potential candidates to apply for a part-time position as a retained firefighter at Kilkee and Ennistymon Fire Station. A spokesperson for Clare County Council said:…

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Clare Firefighters Presented With 166 Sets Of Next Generation Kits

Last Friday (June 1st), 166 sets of next generation fire kits were presented to Clare County Fire and Rescue Service by the Mayor of Clare, Cllr Tom McNamara. Following an…

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Dublin Fire Brigade Seeking Retained Firefighter For Skerries Fire Station

Dublin Fire Brigade are seeking applications for a retained firefighter to join Skerries Fire Station. Applications must be made on the Retained Firefighter-Skerries Application Form no later than 5pm on…

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27% Of Frontline Gardaí Could Be “Walking Wounded” From Trauma

A new survey commissioned by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has found that overall, 27% of gardaí on the frontline could be “walking wounded” as a result of trauma. It was…

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Dublin Fire Brigade Warn Of Pub Scam Making The Rounds

Dublin Fire Brigade have issued a warning to be aware of a scam making the rounds in Dublin pubs. According to a statement released by the Fire Services on Twitter,…

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Wildfire Warning Issued By Clare’s Fire Service

Landowners and the general public in County Clare are being asked not to partake in any outdoor burning during the warm weather period. Clare County Fire and Rescue Service has…

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Gardaí To Hold “Slow Down day” To Reduce Fatal Speed Related Collisions

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 7am on…

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Remembering Those Who Have Died In The Line Of Duty

The Annual Garda Memorial Day for 2018 honoured the 88 members of An Garda Síochána who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The day of commemorations took place…

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Chief Fire Officers’ Association Annual Conference 2018

The Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) Annual Conference for 2018 took place this year at the Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, Co. Mayo. The organisation itself acts as a professional…

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Extreme weather, new building boom pose challenges for fire services – chiefs

Emergency Services Journal caught up with Adrian Kelly, CFO of Co. Clare and Secretary of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association at the organisation’s annual conference at Knockranny House Hotel in…

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Fire Services Chiefs Face Recruitment Battle

The Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFAO) is the professional body of Chief Fire Officer’s (CFO) in Ireland.  The CFOA Annual Conference, now in its 61st year, was held in the…

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Dublin Fire Brigade To Host Open Day In Aid Of Suicide Or Survive

Dublin Fire Brigade are hosting an open day this Saturday, April 28th at their Nutgrove station in aid of Irish charity Suicide or Survive. The event is suitable for the…

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DFB Received Almost 100 Less Emergency Calls On Good Friday 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed recently that 100 less emergency 999/112 emergency calls were processed for Good Friday 2018 in comparison to last year. Good Friday this year marked the first…

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59 People Killed Or Seriously Injured Since 2012 Due To Easter Crashes

According to figures released by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Siochana, a total of 59 people have lost their lives or have been fatally injured since 2012…

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