Dublin principal calls for defibrillators in all schools after helping to save young pupil's life

A school principal in north Co Dublin is being hailed a hero after saving the life of a nine-year-old boy who collapsed in the yard.

Tim O'Tuachaigh started CPR and sent for the defibrillator which had been donated by Apache Pizza to the local GAA club in Rush.

It took almost half an hour for an ambulance to make it to Gaelscoil Ros Eo.

Tim is now calling for defibrillators to be installed in all schools.

"The doctors since in the hospitals have said that the things that brought him through were the CPR, the defibrillator, and that we were quick in doing what we did," he said.

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