- EMERGENCY DRONES TO THE RESCUE FOR STATE AGENCIES 28 July 2017
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 26 July 2017
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 25 July 2017
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 →
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.