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  • ‘RESPOND 2020’ DEFERRED UNTIL 6 MARCH 2021

    'RESPOND 2020' DEFERRED UNTIL 6 MARCH 2021 CFR Ireland has taken the decision to defer this year’s conference and exhibition for community first responders until Saturday 6 March 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement issued following their decision to cancel Respond 2020, CFR Ireland’s Organising Committee said it was very disappointing, adding that nobody is sure what the ... Continue Reading →

  • BUMBLELANCE PROVIDES DAILY INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFERS FOR YOUNG PATIENTS

    BUMBLELANCE PROVIDES DAILY INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFERS FOR YOUNG PATIENTS A new bespoke service is now providing daily inter-hospital transfers for young patients, between the Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) Urgent Care Centre at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown and the children’s hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght and other facilities providing in-patient services for children. The 2020 BUMBLEance vehicle was funded 100% by public donations through ... Continue Reading →

  • RNLI APPEALS FOR PEOPLE TO FUNDRAISE AT HOME FOR ‘MAYDAY’

    RNLI APPEALS FOR PEOPLE TO FUNDRAISE AT HOME FOR ‘MAYDAY’ Broadcaster, comedian and Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteer PJ Gallagher is yet again on board the RNLI’s ‘Mayday’ appeal, which this year will be online due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the lifeboat charity is urging people to raise funds from home. ‘It is difficult for charities at the moment as the current restrictions mean that we ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight

ORDER OF MALTA COUPLE AT THE FRONTLINE OF COVID-19 RESPONSE

Dr Lisa Guthrie and her husband, Bernard, took on new roles within the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps in January and within the space of two months they found themselves in the middle of a pandemic. Based in Ballina, Co Mayo, the couple have been at the heart of the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MEDIA PARTNER OF EENA CONFERENCE 2020

As countries across the world continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EENA Conference and Exhibition has been deferred until next spring. ‘Emergency Services Ireland’ will be a media partner of the event now scheduled to take place on 28-30 April 2021 in Riga.       

NOVEL DECONTAMINATION WIPE TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

The Defence Forces has collaborated with a pioneering Irish company, based at NUI Galway, to provide Irish soldiers with chemical-free decontamination wipes to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, following the successful roll-out of product trials by the Ordnance Corps.