Senior police officials have endorsed measures to boost the role of the National Central Bureaus as part of a co-ordinated response between INTERPOL and frontline police to deal with the evolving level of critical ransomware threats during the pandemic.
final report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) into the Irish Coast Guard’s 'R116' accident is one of the most thorough of its kind and the speedy implementation of the report's 42 recommendations should be welcomed by the whole aviation community, according to Airport Safety & Security Auditor Kevin Byrne.
R116 Report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) into the fatal Coast Guard accident at Black Rock, Co. Mayo, 'Emergency Services Ireland' requested the statutory agencies to outline the main lessons learned and the future plan of action in light of the report's 71 findings and 42 recommendations.
Irish Naval Service - the State's principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and maritime defence requirements - marked its milestone 75th anniversary in 2021 by showcasing its fleet of vessels to the public during its unique ‘Meet the Fleet’ experience in Dublin in Cork last September.
NUI Galway, according to research team leaders Dr Eithne Heffernan and Dr Siobhán Masterson. They said that the many positive comments received have served to underscore the importance and value of Community First Response schemes, as well as insights on supports required by CFR schemes following the pandemic.
Coast Guard, became the first Irish head of an EU Mission in 2019 when he was appointed to lead EUCAP (EU’s Capacity Building mission) in Somalia. He talks to 'Emergency Services Ireland' about the mission’s mandate to support the build-up of Somali security forces and institutions, in view of the gradual take-over of security responsibilities from the African Union Mission.
Athlone River Safety Awareness Group. Now these two large, motorised lifebuoys can be remote-controlled from the shore to support individuals in difficulty until the lifeboat arrives, thereby giving them a much better chance of survival.
6th International Safety Education Seminar will take place on 23 and 24 March at Dublin's Croke Park Conference Centre. Ireland’s Chief Fire Officers' Association decided to defer the two-day event last December due to the ongoing pandemic.
RACO General Secretary.
European Forensic Institute – located at Malta’s Life Sciences Park – offers undergraduate programmes and professional training in forensic science, criminology, digital forensics, investigative and intelligence sciences.
Airport Fire Officers’ Association to highlight the importance of strong collaboration with staff, training exercise in adapting to the current challenges and to inform future resilience planning.
BFireSafe@School project, first launched as a pilot in Ireland in August 2019, is now delivering a new teacher-led fire safety education resource for post-primary students across Europe. Report by Finian Joyce, Chief Fire Officer, Leitrim Fire Service; Shreya Ravichandran and Derek Ross, Trinity College Dublin.
Meath County Council, in collaboration with Coillte, has produced a new promotional video to highlight the need for land-based wildfire prevention measures and to create a greater awareness of litter pollution in the county.
Irish Coast Guard’s fleet of Sikorsky S-92 helicopters covers the country’s coastline, and here Lukasz Gancarz provides a snapshot of search and rescue call-outs, and the prompt response by the pilots and winch crews when the ‘red phone’ rings, where every second can change the outcome of each mission.
Irish Heart Foundation has warned. It claims the vital service is now treated as an ‘optional add-on’ in hospitals.
Fórsa trade union has called on the Health Service Executive to fast-track plans to recruit 7,000 community-based health staff over the next three years, as part of the commitment, set out in the Government’s Sláintecare Strategic Action Plan 2021-23.
Irish Community Air Ambulance was tasked to 127 incidents across nine counties during the first three months of 2021, and the charity’s Chief Executive Michéal Sheridan says the service needs community fundraising and corporate support to continue.
Ireland’s Naval Service will mark its 75th anniversary in September with a series of celebrations during the month to mark the significant historical milestone since the maritime, defence and security service was founded in 1946.
Irish Defence Forces before the end of the year, over the coming months the independent Commission will aim to fully address and help to remedy issues of army structures, falling personnel numbers, the need to reequip and the long-awaited improvement on pay and conditions.
Cork Airport reviewed its emergency plans to consider the emerging threat of the virus, and moved rapidly to work with the public health authorities, according to Ken Roberts, Chief Fire Officer. Here he outlines the protocols they put in place to deal with this pandemic.
Forensic Science Ireland (FSI), and Chris Enright, Director General, says that the FSI is firmly focused on providing the Irish justice system with a high quality integrated forensic service through independent, expert scientific analysis and advice to best international standards.
‘Shadow Warriors: The Irish Army Ranger Wing’ is the first and only authoritative account of this special forces unit that looks at their inception, advanced training and operations at home and overseas, without breaching operational procedures or tactics, writes co-author Sgt Wayne Fitzgerald.