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2016 News Stories

14/06/16 – Two French Police officers killed near where Irish team are staying
11/06/16 – Serious multi vehicle collisoon in Cork

27/04/16 – 30 lives a year saved with new standardised system

27/04/16 – GRA Calls for increase in Garda numbers

26/04/16 – Chimney fire develops into full house fire
26/04/16 – Fatal shooting in Cork
25/04/16 – GRA feel betrayed by Government
26/04/16 – Thirty firefighters from Roscommon & Mayo battle forest fire
25/04/16 – U-Turn on Search & Rescue facebook page policy
25/04/16 – Firefighter admitted to hospital following attack
24/04/16 – DFB meet FDNY for centennial and memorial events
24/04/16 – Three is the magic number for Eastern region Ambulance Service
24/04/16 – Offaly Fire Fighters win Croghan Hill Challenge for 2nd year
23/04/16 – Well known establishment destroyed by fire in Cavan
23/04/16 – Health Sector jobs showcase in Dublin
23/04/16 – Public confidence in Gardai on the rise
20/04/16 – Donegal to host 54 New York fire fighters
19/04/16 – Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to assist National Ambulance Service
19/04/16 – 53rd Infantry Group undergo Mission readiness ahead of UNIFIL deployment
16/04/16 – Limerick Swiftwater Rescue & Marine Search & rescue recover body from river
16/04/16 – Three people rescued from burning house in Kildare
05/04/16 – 94% of Midland Ambulance paramedics vote for strike action
05/04/16 – Woman’s body recovered following last nights river search
03/04/16 – Emergency Services ‘cut to the chase’ at Safer Roads exhibition in Kildare
01/04/16 – Civil Defence takes to the skies with new Search Helicopter

2015 News Stories

31/12/15 14.30 – Section 75 following risk assessment on fire stations in Northern Ireland
29/12/15 15.00 – Fire Crews swing into action to tackle fire at ‘private members’ club

29/11/15 14.30 – Ambulance Service needs €50m investment to meet standards

27/11/15 10.00 – Major Investment in Fire Brigade Training Centre in Hacketstown

27.11.15 17.00 – Plans for 600 new Gardai for 2016

29/11/15 12.00 – Emergency Department Congestion Escalation Directive signed

12/11/15 10.00 – Dublin Fire Brigade seeking to recruit Emergency Controllers

12/11/15 08.00 – Fire Fighter and ‘true hero’ taken on his last journey

11/11/15 19.00 – Carlow & Meath Fire Services are tops n International Challenge
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09/11/15 08.30 – Dublin Fire Brigade guidelines on use of drones almost complete

08/11/15 14.00 – Bandon woman named Cork Area Red Cross carer of the Year

08/11/15 13.30 -RNLI Reindeer runs launched by World Champion Derval O’Rourke

07/11/15 13.00 – Irish angler supports RNLI safety campaign

07/11/15 08.00 – Defence Forces 51st Infantry Group prepare to leave for UNIFIL

05/11/15 13.00 – New ambulance fleet unveiled at Dublin Castle

03/11/15 14.0 – Blood Bikers are a vital link in transporting Blood

02/11/15 16.00 – New Garda Operation to target Organised crime gangs

02/11/15 08.00 – Special feature: The Emergency Services Show 2015

01/11/15 10.30 – Halloween attacks on firefighters in Cork, Limerick and Dublin

22/10/15 18.30 – Possible plans for new fire station in County Carlow

16/10/15 17.00 – Fire fighters pay tribute to the late Niall Tomkins

15/10/15 13.00 – Health Minister signs new law allowing trained people administer life-saving medicine

15/10/15 11.30 – Thousands attend state funeral of Garda Tony Golden

10/10/15 08.30 – A number of fatalities confirmed in Dublin fire

05/10/15 08.00 – National Fire Safety Week to launch in Belfast

04/10/15 18.30 – Planned day of industrial action by Dublin Fire Brigade called off

27/09/15 16.30 – Six people hospitalised following collision involving car being pursued by Gardai

27/09/15 12.00 – ‘Laser Attacks’ on Police & Rescue helicopters ‘dangerous & irresponsible’

26/09/15 10.30 – Cork warehouse fire prevented from spreading and family escape house fire in Cork

20/09/15 10.30 – Excelerate to officially launch West Midlands Ambulance Service ICV

19/09/15 20.00 – UK – Radical plans to merge Emergency Services into one in Tri-Service Stations

18/09/15 12.00 – Emergency Times to attend the UK Emergency Services Show

18/09/15 08.30 – DFB mobilise ‘full response’ to confirmed fire in Dublin Port Tunnel

17/09/15 20.00 – Lough Erne exercise tests Northern Ireland’s Water Rescue Response

17/09/15 18.00 – Minister for Defence attends ‘Transfer of Authority’ ceremony

14/09/15 09.15 – Special Emergency Plan underway n Cork following school bus collision

13/09/15 10.00 – Multiple fire units tackle major Drogheda blaze overnight

12/09/15 15.00 – Two firefighters hospitalised following attack

11/09/15 09.00 – Clare TD: ‘Lives will be lost’ over Governments lack of commitment to Ambulance Service

10.09.15 17.30 – Royal Navy Marines awarded medals following Ebola Crisis

10.09.15 15.00 – New Community Fire Station officially opened

04/09/15 19.00 – Emergency & Voluntary Services prepared for shocking fun weekend at Electric Picnic

02/09/15 08.30 – Large fire at Airport Road storage & warehouse facility Dublin

31/08/15 19.00 – Dublin Fire Brigade V’s National Ambulance Service in Charity Boxing Match

30/08/15 12.00 – Man in serous condition in hospital following Cork Collision

30/08/15 12.00 – Multi-agency Search Operation stepped up in Clare for Japanese tourists

30/08/15 10.00 – Ten people rescued off Wexford Coast by Kilmore Quay RNLI

29/08/15 17.45 – Two men die in Limerick River Incident

29.08.15 10.00 – Gardai give the public a #ThumbsUp for ‘Operation Slow Down’ day

26/08/15 13.00 – Minister for Defence publishes White Paper on Defence

26/08/15 15.00 – Dublin Fire Brigade vote in favour of strike action over recruitment failure

26/08/15 09.00 – Dublin Airport Fire contained quickly

18/08/15 21.00 – Donegal Fire Service undergo training with the Irish Coast Guard

18/08/15 16.00 – Several businesses destroyed in Carlow Fire

17/08/15 12.30 – Donegal Youth to Officially Open new All-Weather RNLI Centre in the UK

16/08/15 10.00 – Ten Units of Limerick Fire & Rescue Service tackle large blaze

14/08/15 14.00 – Robert Morton appointed new Chief Executive of East England Ambulance Service

14/08/15 12.00 – Dublin Fire Brigade extinguish large blaze close to Dublin Airport

04/08/15 08.00 – Firefighter killed in collision responding to 999 False Alarm
16/07/15 13.30 – Dramatic footage of last nights helicopter crash in Longford

02/06/15 13.30 – West Cork Tragic Sea Search Continues

02/06/15 13.00 – New Chief of Staff appointed to the Defence Forces
02/06/15 11.30 – Ambulance carrying heart patient breaks down on Motorway
02/06/15 11.10 – Fire-fighter to cycle 180k and run 50k for Charity following Dad’s accident
02/06/15 08.15 – Garda ‘Kerry Empowering Youth’ KEY Service launched
02/06/15 08.00 – On The Move! Waterford Fire Station
10/06/15 18.00 – One man dead, another critical and three fire fighters hospitalised
06/06/15 16.15 – Kerry Emergency Services Charity Cycle 2015
06/06/15 16.00 – MAJOR INCIDENT declared in Northern Ireland
29/05/15 14.00 – Emergency Services support Bank Holiday Road Safety campaign
19/05/15 11.00 – Meath Fire Service puts the wheels in motion for Charity
16/05/15 16.00 – Garda Memorial Day 2015
16/05/15 12.00 – LÉ Eithne departs to assist Mediterranean Humanitarian Crisis
12/05/15 13.00 – 2015 Chief Fire Officers Association Conference
02/05/15 14.00 – Motorcyclists reminded about the dangers on the roads
02/05/15 19.00 – Irish Red Cross Volunteers Honoured at Awards Ceremony
28/04/15 16.00 – Garda Commissioner urges TD to pass-on concerns to GSOC
28/04/15 15.00 – Limerick launches new Major Emergency Co-Ordination Unit
24/04/15 18.00 – Firefighters suspend their ballot on industrial action

23/04/15 20.00 – Ninety-Nine new Gardai on the Beat

13/04/15 08.30 – Greater Manchester Police Boogie for Charity

12/04/13 21.00 – Garda praised for caring intervention in riverside Suicide attempt

12/04/15 19.00 – RNLI Lough Swilly welcome first Shannon Lifeboat

12/04/15 14.00 – Firefighters ‘bemused’ over removal of equipment from station

09/04/15 08.00 – Firefighters lives ‘potentially at risk’ over Gorse fires

08/04/15 16.00 – London’s Emergency Services respond to Train and Lorry incident

08/04/15 12.00 – Civil Defence and National Ambulance Colleges develop new programme

08/04/15 11.50 – New €6m National Ambulance Base planned

02/04/15 16.00 – Irish Air Corps welcomes five new Officers
01/04/15 15.00 – Kildare Fire Service deny suggestions of water pressure issues at Newbridge fire

01/04/15 12.00 – Justice Minister confirms new Gardai to be recruited
01/04/15 10.20 – Man arrested after six homes destroyed in Kildare fire
28/03/15 19.00 – An insight into the Garda College Training Programme
28/03/15 09.30 – Over 100,000 vehicles checked during Garda ‘National Slow Down’ day
26/03/15 16.00 – Irish Coast Guard commemorates 100 years at Valentia
21/03/15 19.00 – Firefighters vote for Industrial and Strike Action
01/03/15 11.00 – Four Defence Force members participate in All Ireland Camogie Finals
28/02/15 11.30 – Ambulance Service heads down under to recruit paramedics
28/02/15 10.00 – Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue issue new fire kit
26/02/15 17.00 – Garda Commissioner announces major changes to An Garda Siochana
25/02/15 17.00 – Civil Defence pilot drones for searches
24/02/15 19.00 – Ireland’s firefighters protest in Dublin
23/02/15 13.30 – Fire fighters to march in Dublin to highlight safety concerns
22/02/15 13.00 – UK News – London Fire Brigade bring arson’ blaze under control
22/02/15 13.00 – UK News – Man jailed for ‘vicious’ assault on Police Officer
21/02/15 17.30 – County Wexford to get 24-hour weekend Ambulance cover
21/02/15 19.30 – Northern Ireland Firefighter appointed Chief of Manchester
21/02/15 19.30 – PSNI Cuts to end 24 hour Cookstown service
21/02/15 19.00 – Limerick Fire Service launch prevention campaign
21/02/15 16.00 – Clare Fire Service retain Health & Safety Standards
21/02/15 15.00 – Gardai and IFA launch Livestock Theft campaign
21/02/15 10.00 – Garda and Lions Club initiative a Roaring success
11/02/14 21.00 – Minister of State thanks Civil Defence for helping homeless
03/02/15 18.00 – Man jailed for assault on Ambulance Paramedic
01/02/15 13.45 – Three Gardai Injured, Garda Cars damaged in Carlow Incident
31/01/15 15.30 – Irish Naval Service decommissions LÉ Aoife
29/01/15 15.00 – SIPTU Union: Retained fire-fighters to ballot for Strike Action
23/01/15 08.00 – Two Gardai hailed as heroes following double river rescue
22/01/15 09.30 – Major Incident Averted following Kildare Bus Crash
02/01/15 12.00 – Garda Community Text Alert Scheme issues over 1 million alerts

2014 News Stories

31/12/14 14.00 – Coast Guard sees record response in 2014
22/12/14 09.00 – Emergency Services Christmas Advert video
09/11/14 10.30 – Large scale search continues for missing Dublin woman

02/11/14 13.00 – Dublin Civil Defence unveil new-look website

01/11/14 16.00 – Report shows emergency ambulance response times improve

01/11/14 14.30 – Irish Fire Services Halloween Night Regional Round-up

26/10/14 19.00 – Fire Fighters hold special charity night in memory of fallen colleague

26/10/14 17.00 – Three Gardai recognised at National Bravery Awards

26/10/14 16.00 – HSE National Ambulance Service seeks €3m to secure 24 hour service in Tuam
25/10/14 16.00 – Carlow and Kilkenny to share Chief Fire Officer

24/10/14 08.30 – GSOC investigate fatal high speed garda chase in Kildare

21/10/14 17.20 – Two fire-fighters have lucky escape following Emergency tender collision

19/10/14 16.30 – Thirteen Order of Malta units cover the Ploughing Championships

18/10/14 20.30 – Northern Ireland emergency services launch Fireworks Safety Campaign

18/10/14 18.50 – Deputy Chief of Staff Operations presents 45th Infantry Group with medals

18/10/14 11.50 – Don’t be shocked to see an electric response vehicle at Cork City Fire Brigade

18/10/14 11.30 – Gardai launch 19th annual West Cork Garda Youth Awards

18/10/14 11.00 – Wicklow Councillor: People ‘at risk’ from lack of Ambulance cover

11/10/14 17.00 – Justice Minister seeks budget for increased Garda numbers and resources

11/10/14 15.20 – HSE: National Ambulance Service ‘prepared and ready’ for ebola outbreak

11/10/14 13.30 – A Limerick fire station re-opens following Health & Safety closure

16/09/14 19.00 – Justice Minister & Garda Commissioner address new Garda Students

08/09/14 13.30 – FESSEF: Emergency, Voluntary and Security Services open day

29/08/14 15.30 – UK NEWS – Fire Brigade Unions fear over call centre mistakes

29/08/14 12.00 – Attacks on Limerick Fire Crews ‘below national average’

28/08/14 08.00 – Garda Station to proudly fly Rainbow Flag for Gay Pride Parade

28/08/14 08.00 – National Ambulance Service allocates €7.5m for vehicles

26/08/14 21.00 – Video Feature – Irish Coast Guard S-92 Rescue Helicopter

26/08/14 1.30 – Retirement of Garda Chief Superintendent Michael Byrnes, Kildare.

25/08/14 21.00 – GRA: Cut to Garda allowances ‘essentially a pay cut’

25/08/14 19.30 – Investigation following Sligo premises fire

24/08/14 1900 – Youghal Search and rescue Exercise

22/08/14 19.00 – Michael Collns’ death mask presented to Cathal Brugha Baracks visitor centre
20/08/14 15.45 – Justice Minister published Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Bill

20/08/14 – 12.30 UK NEWS – Ambulance crew praised for cardiac care

20/08/14 – 12.00 UK NEWS – London Fire Brigade issue new uniform

18/08/14 – 13.40 Deflated Coast Guard Units gets a lift with new building move

17/08/14 19.00 – Defence Forces take part in 92nd annual commemoration

14/08/14 19.30 – SPECIAL FEATURE – Wexford Marine Watch

14/08/14 11.00 – Two rescued, a third dies following Cork Air & Sea Search

12/08/14 12.20 – Garda injured following incident.

11/08/14 18.00 – Major cross border rescue operation in Co. Down

04/02/13 07.15 – RNLI Station damaged by storms, days after fundraiser

03/03/14 19.20 – Limerick’s multi agency flood response
03/02/01 17.42 – Kildare Civil Defence locate body of missing man
02/02/14 11.05 – Carlow River Search – Body recovered
01/02/14 12.45 – Search dog donated to Dublin Civil Defence
01/02/14 13.12 – New HSE Ambulance base and crew for North Dublin
01/02/14 12.40 – Gardai allay fears of station downgrade following miss-information by councillor
28/01/14 08.10 – €5m contract deal to supply National Ambulance Service with products
28/01/14 11.15 – The RNLI helped save over 1500 lives in 2013
27/01/14 08.12 – Injured fisherman rescued by Dublin crews
26/01/14 16.18 – Garda Boat Club pays tribute to long-time member
26/01/14 16.01 – Longford Order of Malta raise funds for equipment
26/01/14 14.46 – New Northern Ireland fire station on track to open in June
26/01/14 14.32 – Limerick Garda Nominated for bravery award.
25/01/14 08.42 – Major blaze at Dublin recycling plant
24/01/14 19.00 – Defence Forces 89th Cadet Commissioning Ceremony
24/01/14 14.00 – Waterford plant destroyed by fire
23/01/14 11.15 – Fatal Fire: Elderly woman dies in Longford house fire
23/01/14 07.45 – District Judge calls for Civil Defence to assist Gardai with Public Order

22/01/14 18.55 – Hero Gardaí rescued two men from burning building
19/01/14 17.30 – UK/ Wales – Family of Seven hospitalised after house fire
17/01/14 11.05 – HIQA ordered to ‘accelerate’ investigation into ambulance response times
17/01/14 07.42 – HSE Ambulances not supplied with sat-van

13/01/01 16.04 – Irish Coast Guard fleet upgraded as new helicopter launched
08/01/14 08.53 – UK News – RAF Helicopter crash kills four crew members
08/01/14 08.48 – Dublin Fire Brigade investigate claims BA sets malfunctioned

07/01/14 20.00 – Justice Minister ‘encouraged’ by Garda Recruitment response

05/01/14 13.07 – Army Bomb Disposal unit render suspect device safe

05/01/14 12.48 – EIGHT people rescued from house by Dublin Fire Brigade
03/01/14 17.35 – US News – NYPD’s 42nd Commissioner sworn in
03/01/14 14.42 – Emergency landing on 3rd attempt at Cork Airport
03/01/14 14.06 – FLOODING – Civil Defence assisting with flooding operations
03/01/2014 12.19 – National Ambulance body calls for cuts to Ambulance Service
02/01/2014 19.13 – Garda Regional Support Units to be permanently armed

2013 NEWS STORIES
31/12/13 13.46 – UK News – Five Fire Brigade Units battle fire at flat complex in Chester
30/12/13 15.53 – London Ambulance Service prepares for New years Eve

30/12/13 13.30 – Irish Coast Guard: ‘Lives at risk by Ministers Safety Plan’
30/12/13 12.40 – Irish Naval Vessel assisting with Kinsale Operaton

28/12/13 14.47 – Multi-agency forum established in Northern Ireland

28/12/13 13.47 – Gardaí to get new powers to test fro drug driving
28/12/13 12.57 – Police, fire and ambulance radio networks compromised by pirate radio stations
28/12/13 12.50 – Fire at Limerick Prison – Two prison officers recovering
23/12/13 12.49 – Ambulance Paramedic injured at Ambulance base
01.11.13 12.45 – Firefighters attacked and injured and fire tender damaged

15.10.13 18.30 – Fire cover in some Kildare areas to be covered by Dublin Fire Brigade
07.10.13 21.4 – Gardai rescue man from burning house following stand-off
30.09.13 19.09 – County Carlow’s fire call-outs increase
19.09.13 21.32 – Irish Troops Awarded UNIFIL Service Medals
14.09.13 13.19 – HSE Ambulance in line for trial PPE
07.09.13 14.08 – World’s 1st ever interactive Childs Ambulance ‘Bumbleance’

07.09.2013 12.54 – Naval Service Officers Commissioned

07.09.2013 12.48 – 43rd Infantary Group bound for Syria

07.09.2013 12.14 – Skerries RNLI Inshore Lifeboat named in Ceremony

30.08.13 12.24 – Kilkenny Post Office destroyed in blaze

30.08.13 12.14 – Assaults on emergency personnel reach a 5 year high
27.08.13 13.09 – Two Gardai arrested in alleged fraud investigation
27.08.13 12.58 – Climbers rescued off Wicklow mountain

27.08.13 12.56 – Garda Station opens for one hour a day

14.08.13 12.36 – Girl Power as Coast Guard crew make history

14.08.13 11.36 – Money to burn as firefighters tackle blaze
14.08.13 11.10 – Garda’s Gold Rush at World Police and Fire Games
13.08.08 11.00 – Transport Minister says ‘no cuts to Irish Coast Guard’
24.07.13 18.00 – Major Disaster averted off Cork Coast