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Guy gets hand stuck in teapot, has to be rescued by firefighters
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# I'm A Little...

Guy gets hand stuck in teapot, has to be rescued by firefighters

Nov 11th 2014, 10:01 PM 2,696 Views 5 Comments

Oh, the mortification.

A man in his 40s has died in a house fire in Co Donegal
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A man in his 40s has died in a house fire in Co Donegal

Nov 1st 2014, 12:16 PM 11,517 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí are investigating.

161 bonfires, 17 car fires, 7 house fires... Halloween night in Dublin
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161 bonfires, 17 car fires, 7 house fires... Halloween night in Dublin

Nov 1st 2014, 10:45 AM 26,610 Views 36 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade said that thankfully none of its crew members were assaulted last night.

Smoke from large fire in north Dublin close to airport flight path
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Smoke from large fire in north Dublin close to airport flight path

Oct 31st 2014, 11:15 PM 58,643 Views 82 Comments

Emergency services have attended dozens of incidents this evening.

Collision blocks right lanes on M50 southbound
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Collision blocks right lanes on M50 southbound

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:00 PM 24,597 Views 15 Comments

Emergency services are removing the vehicle.

Man arrested after woman dies at Waterford psychiatric hospital
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Man arrested after woman dies at Waterford psychiatric hospital

Sep 5th 2014, 10:52 PM 41,451 Views 53 Comments

The death occured this evening just after 7pm

Disused Avon factory in Portarlington destroyed by massive blaze
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Disused Avon factory in Portarlington destroyed by massive blaze

Sep 3rd 2014, 9:26 AM 10,833 Views 17 Comments

It was previously feared that a fire at the site would require the town to be evacuated.

Man dies and elderly woman hospitalised in Westmeath house fire
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Man dies and elderly woman hospitalised in Westmeath house fire

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:22 PM 10,374 Views 0 Comments

The two were the only occupants of the house at Jordanstown, Ballynacargy

Six rescued after chair-o-plane in Tramore breaks down
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Six rescued after chair-o-plane in Tramore breaks down

Jul 1st 2014, 9:55 PM 61,851 Views 85 Comments

No one has been injured in the incident.

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire
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Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire

Jun 26th 2014, 10:42 PM 22,524 Views 28 Comments

The patient was being brought from Cavan General Hospital to Beaumont Hospital when the incident occurred between junctions 8 and 9 of the M3 near Navan at 1.20am.

Woman who had just been raped told to "quit crying" by 911 operator
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Woman who had just been raped told to "quit crying" by 911 operator

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:57 PM 39,620 Views 30 Comments

However, the operator will receive no disciplinary action.

'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed
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# Whoopsie

'Plane crash' that caused emergency alert turns out to be... a flowerbed

Jun 13th 2014, 9:03 AM 19,105 Views 7 Comments

Nine emergency vehicles were scrambled to the scene of the ‘wreckage’.

Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?
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Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?

May 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,918 Views 30 Comments

The Dublin Metropolitan Region office handles ten times as may calls as the next busiest centre.

Trinity to lead emergency management research project worth €3 million
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Trinity to lead emergency management research project worth €3 million

Apr 29th 2014, 6:40 AM 5,018 Views 4 Comments

Project Slándáil aims to design and develop an intelligent system that gathers and filters online information to help aid emergency services.

Column: 'He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life'
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Column: 'He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life'

Apr 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 3,109 Views 169 Comments

This is the speech which was given by 17-year-old Conor McNally at the funeral today of his cousin, Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead on Thursday.

Woman (50s) dies in house fire in Clare
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Woman (50s) dies in house fire in Clare

Apr 28th 2014, 2:25 PM 10,509 Views 0 Comments

She is understood to have been alone in the house at the time.

Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires
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Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires

Apr 16th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,096 Views 15 Comments

Tom Hayes urged the public to be careful if out and about over the Easter weekend and to report any unattended fires or illegal burning.

Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE
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Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE

Apr 7th 2014, 2:01 PM 11,210 Views 41 Comments

HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment
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"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment

Mar 28th 2014, 10:06 AM 16,093 Views 94 Comments

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

Emergency personnel pay tribute to paramedic tragically killed on way to work
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Emergency personnel pay tribute to paramedic tragically killed on way to work

Mar 16th 2014, 2:21 PM 30,542 Views 14 Comments

Some of David Fitzgerald’s colleagues had to treat him at the scene of the incident last week.

Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin
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Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin

Mar 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 6,833 Views 35 Comments

Councillors in both counties have raised issues over different aspects of both their ambulance services this week.

'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'
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'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'

Feb 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 24,218 Views 71 Comments

About 14 people collapse and die suddenly in Ireland every day. Groups of trained volunteers across the country are trying to reduce this figure.

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding
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Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding

Feb 9th 2014, 4:38 PM 12,574 Views 5 Comments

The orange weather alert has been lifted but more stormy weather is expected over the next week.

Two teenagers arrested after fire at house in Limerick overnight
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Two teenagers arrested after fire at house in Limerick overnight

Feb 1st 2014, 8:09 AM 10,041 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí said the house was extensively damaged in the blaze.

Waterford County Council rejects claims that station was closed due to lack of staff
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Waterford County Council rejects claims that station was closed due to lack of staff

Nov 27th 2013, 1:32 PM 7,295 Views 12 Comments

The Cappoquin fire station was unmanned for periods last week, but the council says that there was cover in place and that safety was not neglected.

Water coming back on in Dublin - but three nights of restrictions to go
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Water coming back on in Dublin - but three nights of restrictions to go

Nov 1st 2013, 8:47 AM 11,036 Views 67 Comments

The water shortage is not believed to have affected emergency services last night on what is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for call-outs.

'Severe turbulence' caused loss of altitude on United Airlines flight to Dublin
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'Severe turbulence' caused loss of altitude on United Airlines flight to Dublin

Oct 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 80,013 Views 135 Comments

One elderly person was taken to hospital after sustaining a cut to the head and seven others were treated at the scene.

Gardaí CAN use bus lanes outside of emergencies (but they don't want to shout about it)
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Gardaí CAN use bus lanes outside of emergencies (but they don't want to shout about it)

Sep 6th 2013, 8:48 PM 18,956 Views 60 Comments

If they don’t do it and instead lurk in regular traffic they can be “accused of being sneaky”, according to the Garda Twitter account.

Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent
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Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent

Sep 5th 2013, 8:12 PM 8,124 Views 13 Comments

The Chief Inspector of Kent Police said it was “truly miraculous” there had been no fatalities.

Eight seriously injured in 100 vehicle UK motorway pile-up
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Eight seriously injured in 100 vehicle UK motorway pile-up

Sep 5th 2013, 10:09 AM 26,575 Views 51 Comments

The incident at Sheppey crossing in Kent is happened this morning when poor visibility conditions hampered motorists.

Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast
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Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast

Aug 25th 2013, 5:40 PM 5,558 Views 10 Comments

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip
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Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip

Jul 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,669 Views 0 Comments

One man died in the accident, in Tramore Bay in January of this year. He was fishing with a friend when their boat capsized, just 50 metres from shore.

Woman struck and fatally injured on railway line
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Woman struck and fatally injured on railway line

Jun 30th 2013, 11:55 AM 37,377 Views 58 Comments

The tragic death occurred at around 12.20am last night. All of Irish Rail’s intercity services will be disrupted until further notice.

Two women killed in Carlow crash
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Two women killed in Carlow crash

May 4th 2013, 5:26 PM 22,202 Views 26 Comments

Four other people – including two children – were also injured in the collision between a car and a minibus.

WATCH: Smoke and fire training for Dublin Airport firefighters
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WATCH: Smoke and fire training for Dublin Airport firefighters

Mar 30th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,461 Views 18 Comments

The Dublin Airport Authority Fire Service use a simulator that can replicate numerous different fire situations on an aircraft.

VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service
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VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service

Mar 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 12,221 Views 38 Comments

Training, bird scaring and speeding across the runway for an emergency callout – there’s never a dull moment at the DAA fire station.

Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"
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Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"

Feb 9th 2013, 11:30 AM 13,683 Views 122 Comments

Organisations representing frontline workers have said the march is an opportunity for members to show their opposition to recent government proposals.

Voluntary group set up to address increase in suicide in Wexford
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Voluntary group set up to address increase in suicide in Wexford

Feb 1st 2013, 7:29 AM 5,421 Views 9 Comments

Wexford MarineWatch operates night patrols along Wexford Bridge and quays by trained volunteers.

Column: My father was a Garda - I've seen what they have to go through.
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Column: My father was a Garda - I've seen what they have to go through.

Jan 31st 2013, 9:15 PM 1,352 Views 148 Comments

Fears for his safety, holidays without him, and the constant worry that he wouldn’t come home: Aisling O’Donnell writes about her father, the Garda.

Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store
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Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store

Jan 29th 2013, 7:50 PM 52,242 Views 52 Comments

The head of Connacht Gold said the company is cooperating fully into investigations into the cause of the fatal accident.