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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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Covid 19/Technology

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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Covid 19/Health

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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Air Corps Continue To Make Significant Emergency Response Contribution

The Irish Air Corps carried out more than 300 Air Ambulance missions in 2018 with the more than half of those taking place in the west of Ireland. The primary…

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Minister Flanagan welcomes 199 new members to An Garda Síochána

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the addition of 199 new members to An Garda Síochána today, following their attestation as members at a ceremony in the Garda College, Templemore….

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RSA Chief Wants Mobile Devices For Gardaí to Detect Disqualified Drivers

peaking yesterday on World Remembrance Day for Road victims the Road Safety Authority chief Moyagh Murdock said that mobile access to a national database is essential for gardaí in order…

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New ‘Safe-Injecting’ Centre To Open On Dublin’s Merchant’s Quay

The planned new State-funded injecting centre for chronic heroin and cocaine addicts in Dublin’s inner city is to cater for around 60 addicts each day and is to open at…

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Air Ambulance Close To Lift-Off

Ireland’s first community air ambulance service is set to take off before Christmas— but it won’t be a doctor-led service as had been anticipated and hoped for. The decision has…

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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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