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SIPTU is calling on the National Ambulance Service to begin a recruitment drive for the National Emergency Operations Centre. The centre operates in two places, one in Ballyshannon Co. Donegal with the other in Dublin. SIPTU says they are understaffed by 35 operators and former agreements are not being honoured.…

There was a single vehicle crash in Cartron overnight. A collision between a car and an electricity pole happened yesterday evening at about 8:10pm in Cartron. No one was injured in the incident. The ESB were called to facilitate the repair of the pole that was damaged in the accident…

The nearest ambulance not always being deployed to an emergency incident is one of the key flaws in the service that needs to be addressed. Martin Kenny has made the comments after Sinn Fein launched a campaign calling for increased funding for ambulances this week. Deputy Kenny says there’s a…

There are renewed fears about ambulance shortages today. The Irish Independent claims as many as six counties are being left with just one ambulance on duty. The paper claims that Donegal and Sligo are among the counties where sometimes just one ambulance is available at night. It also says just…

The work stoppage by SIPTU ambulance workers planned for next Monday has been suspended. There had been fears that the planned four-hour stoppage, which was to have started at 8 o’clock in the morning, would have caused major disruption to patients and services. But, for now at least, the work…

There are fears that ambulance services in the North West could be affected by an industrial dispute next Monday. The row is between SIPTU members in the ambulance sector and the National Ambulance Service over a number of issues, including rostering. A work stoppage in the ambulance service is now…