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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 29 January, 2023

# Emergency

This month
January 2023
# Emergency
Flight diverted to Shannon Airport in early hours after passenger dies on board
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight 714 from Suriname to The Netherlands.
Last year
2022
# muh
Cork hospital appeals for public to avoid emergency department due to high demand
Patients with less urgent complaints are advised to contact their GPs or South Doc.
# Emergency
US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak
The White House said it has made more than 1.1 million doses of vaccine available.
# Emergency
Navan Hospital campaign group to meet tonight as Drogheda consultants push back on HSE plan
The move would downgrade Navan Hospital’s Emergency Department and divert critically ill patients elsewhere.
# Emergency care
HSE chief says Navan Hospital plan will proceed despite Minister's instruction
Last week the Health Minister said he was not satisfied with the plan.
# Emergency
'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.
# Emergency
Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity
Campaigners have been waiting for the assembly to be called since a biodiversity emergency was declared in 2019.
All time
# Emergency
Biden declares major disaster in Kentucky after tornadoes kill dozens in midwestern US
Officials have cautioned that the death toll, for now at 94, could still rise.
# Delays
One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry
In two instances in the first half of this year, there was a more than two-hour delay in paramedics arriving after being called.
# Emergency
Commissioner says hundreds of crimes not investigated due to 999 call cancellations
Almost 2,800 calls, with many relating to domestic abuse, were incorrectly cancelled.
# cardiac arrest
'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest
Cathal Joyce, Kevin Knight and Ciara Doyle on the importance of CPR and acting decisively in emergency situations.
# Emergency
Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut
Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.
Voices
Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities
Rationing of critical care during any coronavirus surge must not happen at the expense of the most vulnerable, writes Clonan.
# Coronavirus
New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close
TD Niall Collins says some pubs have remained open.
# Emergency
Barcelona granted permission to sign a forward outside the transfer window
The Catalan giants can bring in another player following the injury to Ousmane Dembele.
# Emergency
Coronavirus: Trump bans foreign nationals who 'pose a risk' from entering US
The US will also begin funnelling all flights from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.
# Emergency
California in 'state-of-emergency' as wildfires spreading forces thousands to flee their homes
Many homes have been evacuated and power has been cut due to the fires.
# back up
Addison and Murphy in 'pole position' among Ireland's standby list
Joe Schmidt confirmed that he definitely won’t be calling on foreign-based players in an emergency.
# Emergency
Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast
The Mississippi River is currently at 17 feet – just below flood range.
# Emergency
A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend
The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.
# Emergency
What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.
# rescue 116
Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain
Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.
# first responders
Ambulance services facing 'significant' delays of more than an hour in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade serves emergency call outs for Dublin city, as well as the greater Dublin area.
# Food Poisoning
Five people dead at retirement home in France after reportedly falling ill from eating duck salad
The five individuals are aged between 76 and 95 years old.
# Emergency
Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training rolled out
The ban had been put in place last month to “mitigate the risk” of this type of driving on public roads.
# Clonakilty
Twins given medals for saving grandmother's life after she suffered seizure
Sean O’Sullivan woke at 6am and couldn’t rouse his granny Ruth.
# Emergency
'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving
Opposition politicians have described the ban on driving with blue lights and sirens as a “backward” move.
# Emergency
Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens
Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.
# GAA
Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury
While attempting to catch a sliotar, the hurler’s left hand struck the helmet of an opposing player during a club league match.
# bypass congress
White House says Trump will declare national emergency to fund border wall
Declaring a national emergency would free Trump to seek to redirect federal funds and bypass Congress.
# Emergency
Trump declares state of emergency as Hawaii braces for hurricane
Landslides and flash flooding have left roads blocked.
# need for speed
'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training
The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.
# Virgin Atlantic
Transatlantic flight emergency lands at Shannon after smoke detected on board
The Virgin Atlantic flight landed just after 7am this morning.
# Emergency
'Weather knows no borders': Sinn Féin senator calls for all-Ireland weather alerts during emergencies
Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile said that when weather alerts are reported, they should be done so on an all-Ireland basis.
# Emergency
Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs
Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.
# Kilauea
PHOTOS: Hawaii volcano forces evacuations as lava destroys homes
Over 1500 residents have been ordered to evacuate the surrounding areas as some lose their homes.
# Flight Safety
Passengers warned to 'put down phones and listen' to safety demos after Southwest Airlines accident
Photos emerged online this week of passengers using their oxygen masks incorrectly during an emergency Southwest Airlines landing.
# 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.
# Irish Water
Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow
The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.
# Emergency
Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'
Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.