Mountain rescue teams responded to 345 call-outs during 2020, but Mountain Rescue Ireland noted that the crews were put under enormous pressure, due to “needless call-outs”, especially during dangerous weather conditions.
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In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak last year, Cork Airport reviewed its emergency plans to consider the emerging threat of the virus, and moved rapidly to work with the public health authorities. Ken Roberts, Chief Fire Officer, outlines the protocols they put in place to respond to this pandemic.
With significant changes earmarked for Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) over the next three years, its Director General Chris Enright, says the FSI is firmly focused on providing the Irish justice system with high quality integrated forensic services through independent, expert scientific analysis and advice to best international standards.