Round-the-clock air ambulance service to operate from tomorrow

A dedicated 24-7 air ambulance service is to operate from Dublin Airport from tomorrow.

A dedicated 24-7 air ambulance service is to operate from Dublin Airport from tomorrow.

AeroMedevac, which has a contract to provide services to Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, is to move its medically-equipped Cessna to Dublin Airport from tomorrow morning.

It had previously operated from Weston airport - but was restricted to flying only in daylight hours.

The announcement comes just weeks after the controversy surrounding the botched attempts to fly a Leitrim teenager to the UK in time for a liver transplant.

Meadbh McGivern is now back on the waiting list for a new organ.

However a spokesperson for AeroMedevac says negotiations with the Dublin Airport Authority had been ongoing for some time.

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