Frontline News

  • EMERGENCY DRONES TO THE RESCUE FOR STATE AGENCIES

    Irish emergency and armed services are increasingly turning to drones to assist in rescue missions and firefighting activities. Camera-equipped drones have been deployed to date by the Civil Defence in over 64 search missions across Ireland, and these flying devices, which record video in high definition, are increasingly being sought by various state agencies as efficient ... Continue Reading →

  • MATER PRIVATE CORK ED TREATS 8,000 IN FIRST YEAR

    The Emergency Department at Mater Private Hospital Cork has seen over 8,000 patients during its first year, treating a mix of medical, surgical and minor injuries since it opened in April 2016. The majority of patients who attended the Emergency Department were referred in by their family doctor for assessment with the view to admission as ... Continue Reading →

  • NEW ANTI-SMUGGLING SCANNER ROLLED OUT BY REVENUE

    Revenue’s new mobile x-ray scanner based at Dublin Port will target and confront fiscal fraud, fuel fraud, cash and tobacco smuggling, and drug trafficking, while at the same time facilitating the free flow of legitimate trade. Acknowledging the “increasingly agile and sophisticated” concealment techniques, however, Revenue chairman Niall Cody describes the new mobile scanner as “the most ... Continue Reading →

Features in the Spotlight

PAYING TRIBUTE TO R116 CREW AND COAST GUARD VOLUNTEER

A four-day cycle to the rescue bases in Dublin, Sligo, Shannon and Waterford is ear-marked for Friday 8 September, to pay tribute to the crew of R116 and Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas, who died in a search operation off Co. Clare in September 2016.

NAVAL SERVICE HONOURED FOR MEDITERRANEAN MISSIONS

The Irish Naval Service has been awarded the Honorary Freedom of Entry to Dún Laoghaire, and also received the Ireland Medal for 2016 in recognition for its ongoing humanitarian rescue missions in the Mediterranean.  

BREATHING LIFE BACK INTO THE RURAL COMMUNITY

A €5,000 charitable donation will allow Newport’s Community First Responders to purchase their first two automated external defibrillators and heated cabinets, thereby enabling the crew to save dozens more lives in the rural community in Tipperary.