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Dublin Hosts Major ‘Climate Brave’ Conference

Dublin will today (Feb 17th) become the first Irish city to sign a commitment to meet WHO air quality guideline values by 2030. In a rare joint pledge, the Deputy…

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Road Safety Month of Action – February 2020

2019 saw a 4% increase in Road Traffic Fatalities with 148 deaths on the road, up 7 on the same period in 2018 and the trend for 2020 is continuing…

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New Coast Guard Emergency 112 Signs on Howth Cliff Path

Fingal County Council together with the Irish Coast Guard’s Howth Unit and representatives from local community groups Howth Pathways and the Howth SAAO Committee launched the installation of emergency signage…

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History of the Garda Síochána Boat Club

On 9th June 1954 a meeting was held at Islandbridge with a view to establishing a Boat Club for members of An Garda Síochána. The meeting was presided over by the…

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Holiday Home Scheme

The Garda Benevolent Trust Fund continue to operate the Holiday Home Scheme as part of their initiative of improving the overall service it provides for its’ members. The aim is…

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An Garda Síochána announces locations of new regional and divisional headquarters

Under a new operating model, Garda regions will reduce from six to four and Garda divisions will reduce from 28 to 19. An Garda Síochána has announced the locations of…

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GSRMA deceased Member Jim McCawl memorial cycle

GSRMA member Jim(JJ)McCawl passed away unexpectedly in September. Jim was a keen cyclist and a long time supporter of the Children Medical and Research Foundation(CMRF) at Crumlin Childrens Hospital. His…

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RNLI Crew Helps Rescue Fisherman After Collision

On Saturday, volunteer responders from the Valentia Island Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) came to the aid of a fisherman who sustained possible spinal injuries when his vessel collided with a freighter. …

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Dublin weather today: Met Eireann issue TWO warnings for Ireland

Monday morning is going to have a bleak start in Dublin as there is a risk of some heavy and possibly thundery bursts of rain. Temperatures will remain as high…

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Cork traffic woes: ‘Even minor accidents are clogging up the whole city at this point’

TRAFFIC congestion in the city is hampering emergency service response times and costing Cork lucrative business investments, it has been claimed. Emergency services attended the scene of a multi-car crash…

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Under The Cover of ‘The Making of a Detective’

‘The Making of a Detective’ is a new book by retired Detective Garda Pat Marry from Mullingar that reveals the inside stories of a number of high profile investigations he…

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Patients safely evacuated after Navan Hospital fire

Three wards of patients and staff were safely evacuated from Our Lady’s Hospital Navan this morning after a fire broke out. Fire crews were called to the Our Lady’s Hospital this…

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Bid to keep air ambulance airborne after 100 families are already helped

Ireland’s only charity air ambulance service has surpassed the 100-mission mark in its first two months of operation. The helicopter emergency medical service, or HEMS for short, went live on…

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Portaferry RNLI Celebrates 40 Years Of Lifesaving

Portaferry RNLI celebrated the lifeboat station’s 40th anniversary this past weekend with a party and presentation evening for crew members and their families. During the course of the evening, the…

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Garda Public Attitudes Survey Q2 2019

There has been a 6% increase over the last year in the amount of people who don’t worry about becoming a victim of crime, according to the Q2 Garda Public…

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Gardai Leading Fight Back Against Online Bullying With New Dedicated Unit

Gardai have recently revealed they are determined to tackle online bullying with a new dedicated unit. As part of this they have released a new guideline advising parents of measures…

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ICRR Air Ambulance delivers 56 missions in first month

Ireland’s first Charity led Air Ambulance delivered 56 missions in its first month of service – and was today officially launched by An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon…

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Emergency Services in County Mayo Potentially Under Threat

A recent report published by The Connaught Telegraph have indicated that  Mayo’s emergency services are heading towards a point of not being viable anymore unless quick action is taken. Speaking…

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SLA’s To Ensure Continuity In Cross-Border Services In Case Of No-Deal Brexit

As reported by Valerie Ryan in the Irish Medical Times, it is not anticipated that there will be any break in services across the 30 Service Level Agreements currently in…

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Latest Figures Show 11% Increase In Emergency Calls

Ireland’s 999/112 emergency call centres handled almost 2.1 million calls last year, an increase of over 11% on 2017, recent data has shown. The Emergency Call Answering Service (ECAS) has…

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