Siptu members at Dublin Fire Brigade have voted in favour of industrial action

Siptu members at Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have voted in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action. The DFB said the ballo(...)

 Brendan O’Brien of Siptu said: “This is an issue where, for too long, two agencies refused to address the issue. The relationship has been characterised by competition, inter services rivalries. Somebody has to intervene and say this is not good enough we need to put patients safety first.” Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Members of the trade union Siptu working in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) are to ballot for industrial action in response to moves to transfer parts o(...)

Páraic Duffy addressing the GAA Congress: “Is broadcast policy impacting on attendances and club games? We’re showing two live games every Sunday.” Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has questioned whether the association should continue to make so many of its matches available for live broadcast.H(...)

Fire services personnel protest outside Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Firefighters may strike if the Government proceeds with a proposed reduction in crewing numbers, according to trade union officials.Speaking at a rall(...)

‘If you are discouraging people from calling 999 in the case of a genuine emergency, that is appalling policy that is inevitably geared towards putting human lives at risk,” said Conor Faughnan of AA Roadwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost half of the €9.3 million owed to local authority fire services by Irish homes and businesses last year was not paid, figures reveal. Accordin(...)

Currently the HSE provides emergency ambulance services outside Dublin while Dublin Fire Brigade provides most of the emergency cover in the city. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive has no agenda to take over the ambulance service in Dublin from the fire brigade, HSE director Tony O’Brien said yeste(...)

Brendan O’Brien, industrial organiser with Siptu, has written to city manager Owen Keegan calling on him to “abandon what is a charade of a review” of Dublin’s ambulance service. Photograph: David Sleator

Renewed calls have been made for a review of Dublin’s ambulance service to be abandoned following revelations about a HSE plan(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade mainly provides the ambulance service in Dublin under Dublin City Council, while the HSE provides the ambulance service outside Dublin

Public representatives from across Dublin have expressed opposition to a HSE plan to take control of the city(...)

The HSE pays Dublin City Council more than €9 million per year to provide Dublin’s emergency ambulance service, from a budget of €134 million for the national ambulance service.

A review of emergency ambulance services in Dublin, looking at patient care and value for money, is to be conducted by Dublin City Council and the (...)

Talking about traffic

The response of senior Dublin City Council officials to the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) assessment of traffic in the city centre, and what to(...)