Category Archives: National News

Minister Ring Praises Community Volunteers For Saving Lives

Mayo ICRR featured in an article in The Mayo News on 16 January 2018.

Minister Michael Ring (Rural & Community Development) thanked all the organisations in the locality who provide emergency care on a voluntary basis on behalf of the State.

Reporter Anton McNulty interviewed our volunteer doctor about the donation of the new vehicle (Kadjar, pictured) from Renault Ireland.  We have also received new equipment thanks to the Clár grant.  The new defibrillator / monitor (Lifepak 15) and automatic CPR device (LUCAS 2) are introduced into service this week.

ICRR and UCD CEMS were also on hand to deliver emergency equipment to local GPs as part of the MERIT 3 project.  We got a chance to meet JJ Burke Car Sales, our local Renault dealership who will be looking after out vehicle.

ICRR on Morning Ireland

Listen in to Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 on Tuesday 5th January, shortly after 07:30h to hear about the new @ICRR_Official project, Operation Resuscitation.

Hopefully, there’ll also be some coverage on the RTÉ Six One News.

Listen back to the clips….

Morning Ireland
Part 1 – Tom Gainey Friends saved Killarney teenager thanks to CPR training
Part 2 – John Kearney (ICRR) National campaign to train people in CPR

Six One News


Best Documentary – Seconds To Live

“Seconds To Live” showcases Irish Community Rapid Response.  This documentary focuses on our colleagues in West Cork Rapid Response (WCRR) and East Cork Rapid Response (ECRR).  It has been voted “Best Documentary” by the Irish Independent.

Seconds to Live TV Guide

You’ll see the Mayo ICRR Hilux in action, during it’s previous life with WCRR.  The documentary also mentions setting up Mayo ICRR.

You’ll get a flavour of why we do ICRR, what we hope to achieve and the type of service we offer both the National Ambulance Service and our local communities.

The documentary will be aired on Thursday 26th November 2015 at 10:00pm on RTÉ2.  You can view the trailer with us now.