- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ‘RESPOND 2018’ 22 March 2018
This year’s Respond Conference on Saturday 21 April will again offer a unique mix of expert speakers, workshops, exhibition stands and networking opportunities for Community First Responders (CFRs) at the Mullingar Park Hotel. Psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick will offer a unique perspective and understanding of the role of first responders during her keynote address on ‘Performing Under Pressure – A Practical Guide’. Niamh, who is ... Continue Reading →
- IRISH COMMUNITY RAPID RESPONSE IN TOP GEAR WITH RENAULT 21 December 2017
Renault Ireland has donated seven vehicles to the Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) vehicle fleet, which aims to greatly impact ICRR’s volunteer doctors on the road in providing professional pre-hospital emergency care to those in life-threatening emergencies. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Renault Ireland is a committed supporter of ICRR and ... Continue Reading →
- Gardaí face testing times ahead over breathalysers 8 December 2017
A recent Policing Authority report has highlighted “a culture” within An Garda Síochána to keep breath test figures high, and is also critical of Garda management for failing to detect the scale of fake breath tests earlier and to take corrective action. The 86-page report, conducted by auditors Crowe Horwath on behalf of the Policing Authority, ... Continue Reading →
Defence Forces and PDFORRA says that 2,840 personnel departed the Defence Forces in the past five years, equivalent to over 30 per cent of the total enlisted personnel.
Emergency Aeromedical Service has completed almost 3,000 missions since taking off as a pilot project in 2012. The Air Corps hosted a family day in Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel to meet patients who have benefitted from the service.
University of Limerick has raised concerns over leadership, performance and career management within the Defence Forces. Michael Murphy, security intelligence consultant, says the results can be read as a damning indictment of neglect by the Government and poor internal military leadership.