The baby was delivered at the exit of the Dublin Tunnel. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An ambulance crew managed to make an emergency delivery of a baby boy at the exit of the Dublin Tunnel this week in a feat that was witnessed by none (...)

Wednesday’s planned “all out” action had been called off on foot of a number of concessions regarding the service. Photograph: The Irish Times

Siptu has cancelled a planned strike by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) after receiving what it described as a commitment to “substantial” new fu(...)

The coach of a soccer club in Cork has criticised the 75 minutes it took for an ambulance to respond to a 999 call after a teenager sustained an injury during a soccer match.

A teenager injured while playing a soccer match in Cork at the weekend was left waiting over an hour for an ambulance, despite the fact that the HSE a(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said people should not be afraid to make complaints against nursing homes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is a “positive thing” that complaints against nursing homes are rising and that people are not afraid to make them, Minister for Health Leo Varadka(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade was ‘not getting out’ of the ambulance service, Dublin City Council chief executive Brendan Kenny said yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

No money will be saved by the transfer to the Health Service Executive (HSE) of parts of the ambulance service operated by Dublin Fire Brigade, Dub(...)

 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(...)

The Irish Times reported on Tuesday that the confidential report commissioned by the HSE had concluded that Ireland was too rural to support an ambulance service to compare with the service in England and to meet official targets for response times.

The existing system of measuring ambulance response times should be abolished and replaced by one that focuses on the outcome for the patient, the Min(...)

The Hiqa report criticises the lack of coordination between the National Ambulance Service and the Dublin Fire Service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Many people who call an ambulance should be treated on the phone or by paramedics rather than being taken to hospital, according to a major report (...)

Neil Porter holds a photograph of his late wife Maura, flanked by his daughter Davina and his son Brendan.  Photograph: Trevor McBride

A five-hour back-up of ambulances at Letterkenny general hospital last December led to an elderly woman waiting almost an hour for an ambulance after(...)

 The NAS confirmed that at 12.32am a warning light activated on the dashboard and the crew requested another ambulance to bring the patient to hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

The family of a heart attack patient whose ambulance broke down on the way to hospital, has said they “would have been better off getting a lift”.Jen(...)

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