COVID 19

Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association Podcast Featuring Dr Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash In this weeks podcast we had the pleasure of being joined by none other than Theresa Lowry-Lehnen. Theresa is a Specialist Practitioner in General Practice Nursing, Registered Nurse…

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Defence & Security

Shaped by Limerick – a new city centre exhibition opens showcasing Limerick’s edge and embrace

A new outdoor photography exhibition is being unveiled in the heart of Limerick city today (Thursday), showcasing the lives of 10 of its citizens, entitled Shaped by Limerick. ‘Shaped by Limerick’ is a project that…

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COVID 19

Opinion: What Happens if The HSE Cyber Attack Data is Leaked?

The following article was written by Jenny Darmody . This piece originally appeared in Silicon republic and the views expressed are not necessarily those of EMS but rather that of…

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COVID 19

National Children’s Hospital Time-Lapse

The new children’s hospital is currently under construction by BAM Ireland on the campus of St James’ Hospital in Dublin. The new hospital will be seven storeys high. Including the underground car park…

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Defence & Security

Coast Guard Assist Stricken Vessel Off Cork Coast

The 4 person crew of a fishing vessel that caught fire approx. 17 miles off Old Head of Kinsale in the early hours of the morning (14th May 2021) are…

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EMS News

Cavan Civil Defence Q&A Featuring John Maguire

On last week’s podcast, Jack Mullen, our EMS editor had the pleasure of being joined by Cavan Civil Defence Officer, Mr. John Maguire C.D.O.  Cavan County Civil Defence was set…

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COVID 19

INMO conference calls for urgent action on “long COVID”

Frontline nurses and midwives experiencing long-term COVID symptoms are not getting the medical or employment supports they need, the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) Annual Delegate Conference has warned….

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COVID 19

Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign

The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2021 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. The focus of…

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COVID 19

COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

EMA confirms overall benefit-risk remains positive At its meeting of 20 April 2021, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should…

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EMS News

New research shows how immune response to TB differs in babies

The immune response to tuberculosis (TB) differs in adults and newborn babies due to the way immune cells use energy to kick into gear in a bid to kill the…

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EMS News

Ireland’s medtech success – there’s nothing lucky about it

*The views expressed are not necessarily those of Emergency Services Ireland but rather of John Von Benecke* John von Benecke, CEO of Locate Bio, analyses how the combination of R&D from…

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COVID 19

Stephen Donnelly urged to ‘be frank’ over who will administer Covid vaccines

The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has called on the Minister for Health “to be frank” about who will be administering the coronavirus vaccine. What role will GPs…

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Covid 19/Technology

Artificial intelligence is helping emergency services spot cardiac arrest calls in Denmark

Artificial intelligence is being used on emergency service calls in Denmark to help spot signs of cardiac arrest. A virtual assistant called Corti is being used by some emergency service…

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Features

State of Emergency In Southern California After Massive Oil Spill.

A state of emergency has been declared in Southern California following one of the largest oil spills to hit the Santa Barbara coast in over 46 years.   The 21-inch-wide…

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Features

Woman Rescued from River Corrib by Galway Emergency Services.

Members of the public raised the alarm when they saw a woman being swept out to sea at roughly 11.30pm on Wednesday night (the 6th of May.)  The Galway lifeboat…

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Features

Spanish Emergency Services Rescue Over 150 Passengers From Burning Ferry.

Spanish emergency services successfully evacuated more than 150 passengers from a ferry (the Sorrento) which dramatically caught fire while crossing the Mediterranean from Majorca to the Spanish port of Valencia….

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Covid 19/Health

EU Cars and Light Vans to have eCall Emergency Feature in 2018.

    As of March 31st 2018, all cars and light vans in the European Union will be equipped with a device called an eCall which automatically alerts emergency services…

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Covid 19/Health

Derry City Centre to receive three Defibrillators

  Derry’s city centre is to have three defibrillators installed by Derry City Council’s Environmental Services Committee. The potentially life-saving equipment was confirmed as viable at their December meeting on…

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Covid 19/Advice

Wagoner quilters donate rescue blankets to local emergency services

  Wagoner’s emergency personnel are getting a helping hand from an unexpected source in the Gone to Pieces Quilt Guild. The guild donates quilts for the victims of hazardous events,…

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Covid 19/Advice

All European cars to be installed with eCall emergency assistance

  From 31 of March 2018, all European sold cars will be fitted with an eCall communication system. The eCall will allow emergency services to improve safety and response time…

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