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From TheJournal.ie Fears lack of staff at emergency centre could see 'one garda directing 100 cars' 999

Fears lack of staff at emergency centre could see 'one garda directing 100 cars'

The new centre is due to start work this month.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent 999

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent

The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open Great Friday

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

From TheJournal.ie 999 operators in Munster are threatening to strike if their demands are not met Strike

999 operators in Munster are threatening to strike if their demands are not met

Around 25,000 calls are handled each year in the Munster centre.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999 Location

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

From The42 Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray 999

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie English driver fined for turning his car into an ambulance Thin Blue Fine

English driver fined for turning his car into an ambulance

Shaun Scandle had fitted lights and a siren to his car.

From TheJournal.ie The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says 999

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.

From TheJournal.ie Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night Baby Boom

Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night

Mothers and babies are all doing well.

From TheJournal.ie A strike by 999 workers today kicked off a month of industrial action Emergency

A strike by 999 workers today kicked off a month of industrial action

The workers say that they want to be paid a Living Wage.

From TheJournal.ie Striking 999 operators 'cannot make promises' about protecting services, employer says Pay Row

Striking 999 operators 'cannot make promises' about protecting services, employer says

Over 80% of union members at the call centres balloted in favour of industrial action earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie 999 call centre company insists it will be business as usual tomorrow, despite workers' strike Navan

999 call centre company insists it will be business as usual tomorrow, despite workers' strike

Workers at the BT / Conduit’s Navan call-centre are to go on strike for 12 hours tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman's son calls Joe Duffy as mother waits over two hours for ambulance Dublin

Elderly woman's son calls Joe Duffy as mother waits over two hours for ambulance

The woman’s son rang Liveline and the ambulance arrived a few minutes after he spoke on the radio.

From TheJournal.ie 999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks' Contingency Plan

999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks'

The company charged with running 999 call centres, Conduit Global, says it has improved working conditions for staff.

From TheJournal.ie Is your area getting a brand new fire station? Emergency

Is your area getting a brand new fire station?

Over the next four years, 16 new fire stations will be constructed.

From TheJournal.ie Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire Fatal Blaze

Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire

They say that they have “waited 33 years and 10 months” for the submission.

From The42 'Dial 999 for Fergie' - 5 of the most offbeat moments of Premier League season Strange Days

'Dial 999 for Fergie' - 5 of the most offbeat moments of Premier League season

Also, Laurent Koscielny saving an accordion factory and an embarrassing case of mistaken identity.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers 999

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers

The AGM for Ireland’s Chief Fire Officers will discuss the latest technology, staffing, and responding to 999 calls.

From TheJournal.ie Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned…. Shocking

Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….

‘Rapid Response Vehicles’ — which cost the taxpayer over €100,000 each — are effectively being used by managers as ‘company cars’…

Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket

He didn’t want to ruin the coat by attempting to cut her out of it.

From TheJournal.ie Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes Say What? This post contains images

Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes

“Frankly, on a personal level, I think it’s quite disgusting.”

These people rang 911 because they couldn't watch TV

“Previously on AMC’s Breaking B…”

From TheJournal.ie Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry Ballybunion

Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry

Irish Water Safety, the coast guard and gardaí have renewed their appeal for people to be extra vigilant when in the water.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

From The42 A Manchester United fan called 999 to complain about referee's red card decision last night Floodlight Robbery
From TheJournal.ie Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days Roads

Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days

Rescue services call for warning signs to alert motorists to ice and snow-laden roads over Sally Gap.

From TheJournal.ie London police find body in search for missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp Tia Sharp

London police find body in search for missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp

Police are searching for the partner of Tia Sharp’s grandmother in connection with the case and have warned that he should not be approached.

From TheJournal.ie Police say girl’s 999 call “was a hoax” England

Police say girl’s 999 call “was a hoax”

Police had received a call from a young girl saying her mother was lying on the kitchen floor and she couldn’t get out of the house.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s fix: Downgrades for France – and difficulty for us? Plus: yet more rows over septic tanks, victory for workers at La Senza, and every presentation you’ve ever seen…

From TheJournal.ie People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously Heart Attacks

People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously

Only half of people who present themselves in hospital suffering from a heart attack arrive by ambulance says the Irish Heart Foundation, which has urged people to call 999 if they feel unwell.

Cat summons police in Swansea by dialling 999

Police in Wales were very surprised to discover the identity of a late-night caller this week…

Woman rings 999 to report missing snowman

“It ain’t a nice road but you don’t expect someone to nick your snowman”, said the Kent resident.