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# Emergency
Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens
Garda representatives say a lack of investment in training means a large number of gardaí are not allowed to drive in this way.
# Baby Boom
Three babies delivered by ambulance crews last night
Mothers and babies are all doing well.
# new research
Severe birth defects and brain damage confirmed as linked to Zika virus
This is the first time the link has been properly confirmed.
# 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.
# Emergency
EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks
Belgian authorities are under immense pressure over the attacks and their apparent inability to stop domestic terrorist networks.
# 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.
# Emergency
Is your area getting a brand new fire station?
Over the next four years, 16 new fire stations will be constructed.
# Emergency
Bomb threat forces Turkish Airlines plane to land at Shannon
It had been due to land in Istanbul.
# Legionnaires
US town hit by water crisis after supply switched to save money
Local officials first declared a public health emergency in October in response to tests that showed children with elevated levels of lead.
# Emergency
Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital 'inhumane', with elderly woman left on chair all night
The north Dublin hospital has asked people to avoid attending its emergency department unless absolutely necessary.
# whoops
This might be the most mortifying 999 call ever
Oh God.
# Emergency
Seven-year-old girl calls 911 because she touched the Elf on the Shelf
Touching him makes the magic of Christmas go away.
Voices
The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we?
Jason O’Sullivan says government needs to re-evaluate the flood insurance protection in Ireland.
Voices
Drafting in the army to tackle the flood waters shows lessons have been learned from past disasters
The weather conditions are predicted to persist in the coming days, but we are a lot better off than we were back in 2009 and 2010.
# Emergency Response
The Red Cross is setting up emergency drinking water points on the Shannon
Here’s where they’ll be…
# Emergency
Medical staff rapidly arrived at hospitals spontaneously on night of the Paris attacks
A crisis plan, which was developed 20 years ago, was activated for the first time.
# Emergency
Germany's team hotel evacuated following bomb threat
The world champions are in Paris for a friendly.
# chefs needed
A shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to close
5,000 chefs will be needed to fill vacancies by 2016.
# emergency situation
New hospital scandal: 93-year-old woman spends 29 hours on trolley at Beaumont
The woman’s grand-niece has described the situation in the hospital as a “shambles”.
# Emergency
'Someone needs to call a halt to this right now. The crisis is worsening every single day'
Almost 5,000 people are now in emergency accommodation.
# lesbos
'We want to help them but we can’t': Tourist hub Greek island is at breaking point
The country is dealing with its own economic struggles as thousands of migrants arrive in the country.
# open day
600 emergency services workers to parade through the streets of Dublin
If you’re looking for a bit of family fun next weekend your little ones will have the chance to sit in a fire truck or squad car.
# what the puck
This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?
The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.
# Mediterranean
LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead
It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.
# sin city
Fire breaks out at one of Las Vegas' top hotels
A number of guests were evacuated from the Cosmopolitan Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.
# wild fire
'I just grabbed my kids and ran': People abandon cars and flee fire on California highway
The fire spread from the mountains on to the interstate trapping literally hundreds of people amid a cauldron of smoke, flames and ash.
Varadkar refuses to rule out privatisation of air ambulance
Since 2012, the Irish Air Corps have helped sick people travel to hospital from all over the country.
# Emergency
Teen in cardiac arrest turned away from Navan hospital and sent to Drogheda
Paramedics across the country say they are being forced to travel long distances with critical patients.
# Emergency
Plane makes emergency landing at Shannon after fire alarm in cargo hold
There are no reports of injuries.
# Mayo
Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking
Leo Varadkar has asked for a full report into the incident.
# Emergency
A Ryanair flight has diverted to Paris after a passenger was taken ill
The flight, bound for Alicante, originated in Germany.
# Lifesaver
Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street
John Reidy reacted when he saw a woman going into a cardiac arrest.
# Fumes
Investigation under way after one man dies and a second injured in Portmarnock sewer pipe incident
It is believed the man was overcome by fumes.
# global drug survey
Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much
Brazil and the UK are not too far behind us.
# Emergency
Two men killed in small aircraft crash in Wexford
The incident was reported by a hillwalker just before 3pm today.
# Childcare
Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week
A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.
# PSNI
Violent prisoner is still on the move on the island of Ireland
Jonathan Turley was supposed to return to prison on May 9 after being released on bail.
# Mystery
Coast Guard unsure if Carlingford Lough distress call was a hoax
It usually gets three or four hoax calls a year.
# Emergency
Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades
The volcano has not erupted in 43 years.
# malfunction
Plane makes emergency landing after wheel part falls off
The Israeli passenger plane en route to Prague was forced to turn back.