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  • CHALLENGES OF A CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A seminar entitled ‘Managing Challenges in a CISM System’ will be presented by Dr Jeff Mitchell at The Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, on Friday 29 June. This half-day seminar (9am-1.30pm) will be hosted by CISM Network Ireland – a forum that promotes and exchanges information on Critical Incident Stress ... Continue Reading →

  • REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ‘RESPOND 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

    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 →

Features in the Spotlight

IRELAND’S DEFENCE FORCES IN THE FIRING LINE (ISSUE 59)

Alongside declining recruitment is the rising tide of those leaving the 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 CONTINUES VITAL MISSION (ISSUE 59)

Responding to critically ill patients across Ireland, the 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. 

DEFENCE FORCES IN CRISIS, SAYS SECURITY EXPERT (ISSUE 59)

Recent research by 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.