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This morning.

On Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line with PJ Coogan.

Dee writes:

Corkwoman Elaine Daly (53) had a painfull fall outside her home in Larchfield, Cork City yesterday morning in freezing temperatures.

Her neighbour Vickie Thompson phoned an ambulance at 8.15am. When they called an hour later to ask why the ambulance had not come, the dispatcher responded that one was on the way and would take a further 105 minutes.

A Cork ambulance team, which came on duty at 10am and was reassigned the call, arrived at roughly 10.40 and informed them that the original ambulance dispatched was on its way ….from Dublin.


This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Ambulance personnel – members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) – hold a protest in their continuing campaign for their right to join, and be represented by the PNA as the union of their choice.

Separately, PNA has announced that over 500 PNA ambulance branch members (including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians) will hold two further days of strike on Tuesday April 2, and Wednesday, April 10.

Top from left Viv Forde Mike O’ Reilly and Siobhan Kelleher all from Cork.

Previously: We No Nee Naw

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This afternoon.

Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin.

Ambulance personnel associated with the PNA (Psychiatric Nurses Association) complete their the second day of strike action. Around 500 ambulance personnel are picketing at locations across the country today, as they demand the HSE to recognise the union of their choice.

Two further strike days are planned, for February 28 and March 1

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This morning/afternoon.

Naas hospital, County Kildare.

National Ambulance Service (NAS) workers who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) ambulance branch NASRA – are staging a a ten-hour strike at hospitals across the country.

The PNA has warned that it may stage more ambulance strikes if the Health Service Executive does not engage on its right to represent members.

The dispute centres on the Health Services’s refusal to recognise the PNA…

…The HSE said that recognising yet another union would impair good industrial relations within the National Ambulance Service

PNA warns of more strikes if HSE does not engage over union recognition (RTÉ)

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This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Martin Dunne, Director of the HSE National Ambulance Service and Minister for Health Simon Harris  (middle pic) review some of the 91 vehicles the National Ambulance Service has introduced into its services during 2017.

They include a range of energy efficient emergency care vehicles, including solar panelled ambulances.

Needs more trolleys.


Also: name that bike, anyone?

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland