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  • APPLEGREEN PROVIDES FREE FUEL FOR BLOOD BIKE VOLUNTEERS

    APPLEGREEN PROVIDES FREE FUEL FOR BLOOD BIKE VOLUNTEERS Applegreen Ireland is supporting Blood Bike Leinster by providing free fuel to their volunteers who are currently transporting tests kits between test centres and laboratories, during this COVID-19 crisis. Fergus Lennon, Volunteer and Director of Blood Bike Leinster, expressed his thanks to Applegreen for coming to their aid in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our ... Continue Reading →

  • RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON FACE SHIELDS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

    RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON FACE SHIELDS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS The SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing is producing 150 face shields daily for frontline staff working across the health service in Dublin, with Tallaght University Hospital and HSE COVID-19 testing centres among the first recipients to use these 3D printed goggles. The I-Form researchers based at UCD have focused on meeting immediate needs for ... Continue Reading →

  • ‘RESPOND 2020’ RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

    'RESPOND 2020' RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER Respond 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday 25 April, has been rescheduled for Saturday 24 October, due to the increasing numbers of the public now contracting the Covid-19 virus. In a statement CFR Ireland said it was necessary to postpone the event in the interest of the safety to communities served by CFRs. “A gathering ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight

SUMMIT TO SAY ABOUT IRELAND’S NATIONAL SECURITY

'Emergency Services Ireland' is the media partner of the National Security Summit Ireland, which will take place on 25 & 26 February at The Helix in Dublin. Dr Gerry Waldron, Founder and Director of Slándáil, says their aim is to promote education, debate and discussion around national security issues in Ireland.

AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY SEEKS PUBLIC DONATIONS

It is estimated that over 600 lifesaving missions could be flown this year by Ireland’s first charity-led Air Ambulance, launched by Irish Community Rapid Response last September. However, the charity now needs public support to continue to provide this Helicopter Emergency Medical Service nationwide.

FIRST RESPONDERS SUPPORT LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT BILL

Following the recent theft of defibrillators in Louth and Wicklow, community first responders have continued their call for cross-party support for the Life Saving Equipment Bill, which proposes penalties of up to five years imprisonment and fines of €50,000 for those who steal or damage defibs or life buoys.