Posted by Curious on March 30, 2005 at 23:42:48:
In Reply to: Re: John Carty's 999 Announcement posted by Not curious - rational on March 30, 2005 at 23:09:11:
The national call centres for 999 are actually two Eircom exchanges, one in Mullingar and one in Dublin.
When you get through to either of these centres you are asked what service you require i.e Gardai, Fire, Ambulance, Coast Guard, Mountain/Cliff Rescue, etc.
There are currently 16 Ambulance Call centres in the country and 3 Regional Fire Emergency Centres, one in Tara Street, Dublin, One in Limerick and CAMP West in Castlebar which will eventually deal with all fire calls for Connaught and Donegal.
Nothing in today's very ambigious report in the Connaught Telegraph made any suggestion whatsoever that the new 999 proposed call centre in Davitt House would be dealing with anything but Gardai calls (And even some conceptual Quality Assurance proposal was the closest the report came to defining what exactly it would be responsible for)
And I still dont see how a Gardai Call centre albeit based in a Department of Agriculture building could be the remit of anyone but the Minister of Justice or are Agricultural Inspectors soon to be also recruited onto the Traffic Corps too?
So they are the facts as I am aware of them, which is alot more than was contained in today's announcement by Deputy Carty to the CT which I regard as nothing more than a damage limitation exercise for the bad publicity FF have been getting of late in Mayo.
Cynical me, Yep damn right I am....
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