Frontline News

  • WEST OF IRELAND’S FIRST PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT OPENS IN LATE JUNE

    Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is due to open the West of Ireland’s first state-of-the-art palliative care unit in Castlebar, Co. Mayo in late June, with a second similar unit due to open in Roscommon in 2021. Both units in Castlebar and Roscommon Town are being built completely from fund-raised revenue, according to Martina Jennings, CEO of ... Continue Reading →

  • NAVAN FIRE STATION TO HOST CPC TRAINING DAY

    Rescue Organisation Ireland will roll out a special CPC Training Day on Saturday 22 June at Navan Fire Station, to provide a mix of theoretical and practical road traffic collision (RTC) and trauma training. The event will be the first of many that will take place in different parts of the country throughout the year in order to ... Continue Reading →

  • WELL-BEING SYMPOSIUM FOR PRACTITIONERS & RESPONDERS

    Irish College of Paramedics will host a one-day wellbeing event on Saturday 11 May, in association with UCC College of Medicine and Health at the Brookfield Health Science Complex, College Road, Cork, to address issues affecting the health and wellbeing of practitioners and responders. The symposium is suitable for responders, EMTs, paramedics, APs, nurses, doctors, and speakers from Ireland ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight

IRELAND’S THAI CAVE RESCUE HERO REWARDED (ISSUE 61)

Irish caver Jim Warny played a vital part in this summer’s heroic rescue of the Thai junior soccer team and their coach. His contribution to the rescue mission is particularly amazing since caving is purely a hobby for this Lufthansa electrician, and he tells Lorraine Courtney about having no hesitation in diving in at the deep end at a moment’s notice!

TIPP FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE IN TOP SHAPE! (ISSUE 61)

The recent Supreme Safety award win by Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service represents a first for any public service body in Ireland. Chief Fire Officer Dave Carroll tells Grace Heneghan it’s mainly down to the strides made towards improving their occupational health and safety management systems and working on a new and innovative health and wellness programme.

IRISH RED CROSS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (ISSUE 61)

Pat Hume will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Ball on 24 November, in recognition of decades of public service, working alongside her husband John Hume from the start of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, continuing during the Troubles and right through to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.