Frontline News

  • FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN FOR HEALTHCARE STAFF ROLLED OUT

    FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN FOR HEALTHCARE STAFF ROLLED OUT In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more important for healthcare workers to get the winter flu vaccine, according to Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) following the launch of its 2020-2021 Staff Flu Vaccination Campaign. To highlight this message and encourage staff to get vaccinated, IEHG has partnered with UNICEF on their ‘Get ... Continue Reading →

  • GARDAÍ SET TO INVEST €7M ON ANTI-STAB VESTS

    GARDAÍ SET TO INVEST €7M ON ANTI-STAB VESTS The Gardaí are set to spend €7m on anti-stab vests to protect members of the force in the line of duty, according to new tender documents. The estimated figure of €7m, based on current and future expected usage, is for an initial order of 7,000 ballistic anti-stab vests, under the terms of a three-year contract, to ... Continue Reading →

  • DCU TO SURVEY PPE EXPERIENCES OF FRONTLINE WORKERS

    DCU TO SURVEY PPE EXPERIENCES OF FRONTLINE WORKERS A team of researchers from Dublin City University (DCU) is calling on frontline workers to share their experiences to date as part of a new survey to appraise the quality and design of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they use, and to identify areas for improvement. Led by Dr Róisín Lyons, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in DCU ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight

MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM PLANS CENTRE AROUND NEW TRAINING BASE

Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team (DWMRT) has big plans in place to future proof the service it provides over the next few decades. The team recently submitted a planning application to Wicklow County Council for a proposed new 6,000 square foot two-storey mountain rescue centre and training facility.

IRISH CHARITIES LAUNCH GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS APPEAL

Six of Ireland’s leading international aid charities have joined forces to form the Irish Emergency Alliance in response to the worsening global Covid-19 pandemic and in a bid to save lives in some of the poorest countries in the world.

‘FRONTLINE TO FINISHLINE’ RELAY RAISES €15,000 FOR TWO CHARITIES

Gardaí, fire and ambulance service personnel, community first responders and members from other frontline services who participated in ‘Frontline to Finishline’ charity relay walk recently raised up to €15,000 in aid of Pieta House and ALONE.