Frontline News

  • DRONE RESEARCH PROJECT COULD MAKE SEARCH & RESCUE SAFER

    A new €6.3 million research project, which will assist the development of drone technology to perform tasks such as delivering lifesaving medical supplies or making search and rescue operations safer and more efficient, has been launched in Waterford. U-Flyte, a collaboration between researchers at Maynooth University and a number of industry partners, aims to develop new systems that would ... Continue Reading →

  • EUROPEAN CYBER THREAT SUMMIT 2018

    The European Cyber Threat Summit, which returns to The Helix in DCU on 24 October, will focus on issues such as BREXIT, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the European Directive on Network Information Security. Expert speakers from all corners of the globe will descend on The Helix in Dublin with the most current and ... Continue Reading →

  • UK DRONE SUPPLIER PARTNERS WITH IRISH DEFENCE FORCES

    Ireland’s Defence Forces have invested in their drone fleet with the purchase of four specialist UAVs capable of carrying both thermal and visual cameras simultaneously, as part of an exclusive deal from a UK commercial drone supplier. The new drones will be operated by the Defence Forces’ Engineering Corps to aid in peacekeeping operations, search and ... Continue Reading →

Features in the Spotlight

RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK SERVING THE COMMUNITIES (ISSUE 60)

Having created a network of over 200 volunteer doctors to respond to life-threatening emergencies in communities throughout Ireland since 2008, the Irish Community Rapid Response now plans to recruit more medics over the next five years.

NEW DRONE SOFTWARE PROVIDES SOLUTIONS IN SEARCH & RESCUE (ISSUE 60)

DroneSAR has become the first company in the world to develop software that can turn a commercial drone into a search-and-rescue platform, which the Irish start-up aims will make a vital difference to first responders during SAR operations.

THE THIRD SERIES OF STORIES BEHIND THE SIRENS (ISSUE 60)

Returning to our screens this year for a third series, TV3’s ‘Paramedics’ yet again went behind the scenes with the HSE National Ambulance Service, to give viewers a keen insight into the hectic routine of Ireland’s frontline emergency medical service.