Air ambulance project set for take-off

After five months on the ground, Ireland’s first charity-funded air ambulance is finally set for take-off — with a promise of delivering pre-hospital emergency care within 20 minutes to those in need.

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'Recognising breakaway unions has a destabilising effect', says HSE as ambulance personnel stage 24-hour strike

The Health Service Executive (HSE) maintains that the recognition of other trade unions except Siptu, which represents frontline staff, would undermine work relations.

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Air ambulance

The concern voiced by Cork councillors about the unconscionable delay in getting the country’s first, and much-needed, charity-funded air ambulance service off the ground raises a life or death question: what is it about the provision of such an amenity that Ireland finds so difficult?

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Ambulance union backs plans to increase strike action

Ambulance personnel nationwide are to go on strike for 24 hours in a further escalation of a row over union representation with the HSE.

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Up to 500 ambulance staff nationwide are to hold fifth strike tomorrow

Up to 500 ambulance staff nationwide are to hold a fifth strike tomorrow in a stand-off with the HSE over their right to be represented by a trade union of their choice.

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PNA ambulance personnel to protest outside the Dáil

Ambulance personnel from the Psychiatric Nurses Association have announced plans to hold a protest outside the Dáil later this month.

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Further ambulance strikes likely if HSE refuse to recognise PNA

Further ambulance strikes are likely if the HSE continues to refuse to recognise the right of more than 500 personnel to be represented by the union of their choice, the Psychiatric Nurses Association has warned.

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Two-day ambulance personnel strike to begin this morning

A two-day strike by ambulance personnel members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association gets underway this morning.

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Two-day strike by PNA ambulance staff to begin tomorrow

Ambulance staff nationwide are to strike for two days from tomorrow in an ongoing row over the choice of union representation with the HSE.

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Ambulance staff morale ‘undermined’ over no-union recognition

Hundreds of ambulance workers took part in strike action.

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Ambulance staff announce three additional strike days

Members of the personnel branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) are to hold the work stoppages on Friday, February 15, Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1.

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Ambulance staff warn more industrial action is on the way

Ambulance staff engaged in a 10-hour work stoppage have warned that more industrial action is on the way.

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Paramedics suspended after raising safety concerns

Two paramedics have been suspended and four others issued with warnings after they expressed health and safety concerns about being asked to drive a young patient from Cork to Dublin towards the end of their third night-shift in a row.

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Ambulance personnel set to strike next month in row over union representation

The ambulance service faces significant disruption on December 19 on foot of further escalation of an ongoing row between the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) and the HSE.

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Ambulance personnel 'vote overwhelmingly' to go on strike over union recognition

Hundreds of ambulance service personnel have voted in favour of industrial action in an ongoing dispute with the HSE.

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Crew member injured after projectiles fired at ambulance

A member of Dublin Fire Brigade has been injured after a projectile was thrown at an ambulance.

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Ambulance service callouts affected by delays from increased demand

Emergency services have warned that some ambulance call-outs are being hit with significant delays.

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Urgent action needed to address ambulance response times: Sinn Féin

The government is being warned that communities are facing dangerous delays in ambulance response times.

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Union meets management as threat of ambulance workers' strike looms

Representatives from Siptu met with HSE management this morning to discuss a dispute involving members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS).

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