Frontline News

  • NEW SEARCH AND RESCUE BASE OPENS IN DUBLIN

    The recent opening of the CHC Helicopters’ new search and rescue facility at Dublin Airport included a base and aircraft tour, a winching display and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to mark the ceremony by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC commented: “CHC has been ... Continue Reading →

  • CAMPAIGN POINTS TO OVERUSE IN MEDICATIONS FOR HEADACHE

    The Migraine Association of Ireland rolled out a national pharmacy campaign to highlight the rising incidence of Medication Overuse Headache amongst migraine sufferers, before the start of this year’s Migraine Awareness Week in September. With the support of Novartis, the Association produced 500 free information packs for pharmacists including posters and information leaflets as part of ... Continue Reading →

  • ‘EXERCISE NEPTUNE’ PUTS TRAINING TO THE TEST IN DONEGAL

    Donegal’s emergency services personnel put their teamwork and training to the test as part of a major emergency exercise, organised by the Northwest Regional Working Group for Major Emergency Management, in late September in Letterkenny. Code-named ‘Exercise Neptune’, the event was based on a rapidly-escalating flooding incident in the Finn Valley area, involving up to ... 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.