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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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Covid 19/Business

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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Emergency Services Join Forces Forces In Aid of Temple Street

Members from the Irish Defence Forces, An Garda Síochána, Civil Defence, Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service will join forces in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital on…

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Emergency Services continue to battle Galway gorse fire

Efforts have resumed this morning to bring the blaze at Cloosh Valley in Connemara under control with more than a third of the country’s biggest forest destroyed by the fire…

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Luas passengers hospitalised after early morning crash with truck

A truck and Luas crashed this morning in Tallaght resulting in two passengers being brought to hospital and the suspension of some Red Line services. The incident happened between 6am and…

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Firefighters have yet another busy weekend tackling massive gorse fires

Fire Services has yet another busy weekend of fighting gorse and grass fires across the country as the dry weather continues. Yesterday evening, Dublin Fire Brigade were tackling a gorse…

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COVID 19/World News

Garda issue warning for motorists ahead of the Bank Holiday

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are warning road users of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs ahead of the May Bank…

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Irish firefighter carries fellow runner across the finish line of the Boston Marathon

A Tyrone firefighter has been praised after he carried a struggling fellow runner across the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon. Crew Commander Terry Canning, from Omagh, came across…

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Fire Service issues warning about gorse fires

It’s great to see the weather getting warmer and drier as spring has well and truly sprung. The fine weather means people can be out and about, taking advantage of…

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Fire engine stolen, dumped and life-saving equipment taken

Gardaí are investigating the theft of a fire engine worth over €400,000 from a station in Co Donegal. The vehicle was stolen from the Stranorlar Fire Station at the weekend…

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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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