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Status Orange Wind Warning For Southern And Western Coastal Counties

A deepening depression known as Storm Brian will cause heavy winds across southern and western coastal counties in Ireland tonight. Orange level wind warnings for coasts of Mayo, Galway, Clare,…

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Emergency services set for the homeless in wake of Ophelia

Homeless charity Peter McVerry Trust is initiating its emergency response protocols in response to Hurricane Ophelia. A category red wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann on behalf of the…

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Motorists Advised To Slow Down In Anticipation For Ophelia

The AA are warning motorists to prepare for the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia passing through Ireland next week. High winds and heavy rain are expected for Monday. The warning comes…

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Donegal Fire Service new recruitment drive aims to attract female employees

A new recruitment drive on behalf of Donegal Fire Service wants to develop more diversity in their workforce. The recruitment process, launched recently, is targeting new female recruits for a…

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Cork Airport opens new fire training facility

Cork Airport’s Fire Service will be better equipped to deal with emergency situations following the opening of a new €1.8m Fire Training Facility. The new facility will provide the Fire…

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Job hunting? Defence Forces announce new recruitment campaign

The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment scheme, as announced by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe yesterday. The recruitment scheme is aimed at honouring the Government’s commitment to keeping the…

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Meath firefighters third in World Rescue Challenge

A team of Meath firefighters have finished in third place in the World Rescue Challenge extrication event held in Romania last weekend. The Meath firefighters were the top Irish placed…

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RNLI Crews Feature In New BBC TV Series ‘Saving Lives At Sea’

A new BBC documentary currently airing is shining a light on the the lives of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew members, who rescue thousands of people and save hundreds of…

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Air ambulance service launches in NI after 12-year campaign

A new air ambulance service service has launched in the North following a 12-year campaign. The introduction of the new service will see emergency paramedics able to reach any part…

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EMS News Health

Drivers urged to think safety over bank holiday

Following the deaths of seven road users in the past week, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) renewed their appeal for road safety ahead of the August…

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Meath Firefighters puts the wheels in motion for charity

Eight firefighters from Meath are putting final preparations in place to take part in ‘Race Around Ireland’ – the ultra marathon cycling event around Ireland – in August to raise…

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Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas who died on duty awarded posthumous degree

Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas, who died during an operation off the coast of Clare last year, has been awarded a posthumous degree at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Lucas, who…

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Dublin Fire Brigade simulate ‘mass casualty incident’ in Phibsboro

Phibsboro was transformed into a disaster zone yesterday as Dublin Fire Brigade carried out an elaborate drill to teach trainee paramedics how to handle a ‘mass casualty incident’. The scenario…

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RNLI stresses importance of lifejackets after carrying out two rescues in matter of hours

A lifeboat crew from Kinsale RNLI have stressed the importance of wearing lifejackets after saving an adult, five children and a dog off the Cork coast in a matter a…

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Patients encouraged to participate in National Experience Survey before deadline

The deadline is fast approaching for patients to document their hospital experience in a new Government national survey. The closing date is the July 26 and the Health Minister Simon…

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Similar material to Grenfell Tower cladding found at Cork council building

Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ Calls have been made to expand fire safety checks beyond multi-floor social housing units…

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MedTech Week Underway Across Ireland

European MedTech Week officially launched this week, with numerous events taking place across Ireland to celebrate it. As well as a strong base of medical professionals and a dynamic medtech…

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Airport police and fire service will pay special tribute to Rescue 116 colleagues

A special tribute was paid to the crew of Rescue Helicopter 116 by colleagues from Dublin Airport’s Police and Fire Service. The workers and families of the lost crew were…

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Gardaí roll out new divisional protective units across Ireland

Gardaí will be stepping up efforts to crack down on domestic and sexual crimes across the country. Four new divisional protective service units (DPSU) have gone live and gardaí say…

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New Fire Brigade Recruits Complete Passing-Out Parade

After seventeen grueling weeks of rigorous training, fifty recruits have completed their passing-out parade today in the Fire Brigade Training Centre, Marino, Dublin 3. Forty-eight of these recruits are from…

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