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  • 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 →

  • CHINA DONATES 40,000 FACE MASKS TO CORK HOSPITALS

    CHINA DONATES 40,000 FACE MASKS TO CORK HOSPITALS Forty thousand face masks have been given to two of Cork’s biggest hospitals to protect patients and staff during the Covid-19 global pandemic following donations by some of Cork’s partner cities in China, with further PPE donations due from China within the coming weeks. Up to 21,000 masks have been given to Cork University Hospital (CUH) by Cork City Council, ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight

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, and the Ordnance Corps is now actively engaged in the concept and product trials.

MEDIA PARTNER OF EENA CONFERENCE 2020

'Emergency Services Ireland' will be a media partner of EENA Conference 2020 in Riga , which has been deferred until 9-11 December due to the Coronavirus. The latest news on public warning systems,  Advanced Mobile Location in Europe, Next Generation 112, eCall technology, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and prevention of violence against the emergency services will be on the agenda.    

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.