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Irish Naval Service honoured with Dun Laoghaire’s ‘Freedom of Entry’

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has bestowed the Freedom of Entry to the County on the Irish Naval Service. The Award is in recognition of its humanitarian service on behalf of…

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The Garda Reserve is taking on 300 more recruits

The Garda reserve has begun a recruitment drive to take on 300 more recruits by the end of the year. The recruitment campaign is part of the Government’s commitment to…

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RNLI and GAA launch water safety partnership

The RNLI and GAA have announced a new major partnership aimed at reducing the number of people who lose their lives through drowning in Ireland. Each year an average of…

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Air Accident Investigators continue investigation into the crash of the Rescue 116 helicopter

Air Accident Investigators probing the crash of Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 have signalled that wreckage from the aircraft shows marks “consistent with the tail” hitting rocky surfaces on Blackrock…

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Increasing hoax calls put extra strain on fire brigade resources

Almost a quarter of all calls received by Irish fire brigade services are false alarms. The revelation came to light as it emerged that, on average, a hoax call is…

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New multi-million euro base at Dublin Airport for rescue helicopter firm CHC

CHC Ireland – a subsidiary of Canada’s CHC Helicopter – provides search and rescue (SAR) services for the Coast Guard under a €500m Government contract, and the company plans to…

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Analysis-Ambulance response times: the next step?

    In an era when all metrics are categorised into league tables and subjected to international comparison studies, anything related to ambulance response times that do not hit their…

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Long awaited ambulance base opens in Ballymena

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is proud to announce that the new purpose built Ambulance Station and Divisional Headquarters in Ballymena is now operational. The new Station is built on an…

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Masses mark first anniversary of Carrickmines fire

Masses have been held to commemorate the victims of the Carrickmines halting site fire that claimed 11 lives – including an unborn baby – last year. The deadly fire broke…

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Car and personal items stolen from fire station as crews battled Oberstown blaze

A FIREFIGHTER WHOSE car was stolen in a break-in at a Dublin fire station has thanked the public and gardaí for their help as he has now been reunited with…

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Halloween Fire Leaves Balbriggan Family Homeless

Manjola Sloan was in her house at Moylaragh Gardens, Balbriggan, with her mother and friend when the blaze broke out shortly after 10.30pm. Her husband, Alan, was trick-or-treating with their…

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Dublin Fire Brigade Emergency Ambulance Service

Patricia King, Vice President, SIPTU and Shay Cody, General Secretary, IMPACT met with Owen Keegan, Chief Executive Dublin City Council and Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive DCC on Friday, 6…

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Zero tolerance approach on illegal bon Fires in run up to Cork celebration

Cork City is looking for a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to illegal bonfires. An Emergency Services interactive Day was taking place today in Clashduv Park Togher at 2pm in…

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