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This afternoon.

County Louth.

Members of the Garda Armed Support Unit and Garda Negotiator team deal with a hostage situation outside the Newtown Fane pumping station during a training exercise today.

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This afternoon.

Castleblayney County Monaghan.

Fire Service personnel in chemical suits join members of the emergency services from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in a training exercise as they deal with a major incident involving a fuel truck which has crashed into a bus on a rural road.

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Just a drill.

This morning.

Eccles Street, Dublin 7.

The Aeromedical Service Helicopter lands outside the Mater Hospital in the ‘first simulation of an air emergency transfer’.

The Mater Hospital is apparently the only Dublin hospital where the Emergency Aeromedical Service will be able to directly land adjacent to the Emergency Department.


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This afternoon.

Shannon Airport, County Clare.

Members of An Garda Siochana and Defence Forces take part in a ‘bilateral training exercise’ facilitated by Shannon Airport Authority.

The focus of the exercise is to examine “the response to a simulated major armed incident by local Gardaí, Garda operational and strategic command personnel, ERU (Emergency Response Unit), ASU (Regional Armed Support Unit) and the Garda Air Support Unit”.

The exercises  include the Defence Forces ‘tri-service assets’ including Army perimeter security and EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Naval Service and Air Corps assets and Shannon Airport Police personnel.

Gives them a day out.


New York City’s newest toy, a 110-ton, 300-foot-long Caterpillar boring machine named “Pat,” will soon spearhead a $250 million water tunnel project. Digging a 12-foot diameter tunnel almost two miles long, Pat will create the replacement for two other, shallower tunnels currently in the way of expanding the port city’s shipping capacity.

Caterpillar eh? Wonder how that would do in a drag race with a Herrenknecht?

Meet ‘Pat’, The Drill That’ll Dig A New Underwater Tunnel From Staten Island To Brooklyn (jalopnik)