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NATION is designed to be a reflective, informative and entertaining
programme about maritime matters
That's what is regarded in
radio land as a "niche programme
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In this new
Preserving our Irish maritime tradition is important. We have been
chronicling the restoration of Ireland's last traditional wooden
sailing ship, the ketch ILEN, underway for a number of years at
Liam Hegarty's boatyard in Oldcourt near Skibbereen in West Cork..
and you can hear what the Minister for Finance doesn't know about
always knew who we were. We came here Irish and we didn't change
a whole lot..." The words of Damien Brazil, Instructor in the
Marine, Offshore Safety and Survival sector of the Fisheries and
Marine Institute at the Memorial University of Newfoundland who
is interviewed on the programme - a man with great knowledge of
Ireland's maritime/historical connections. His people emigrated
from Ballylongford in Co.Kerry.
I like a bit of squid and there is a little bit about jigging for
squid musically in the programme, as well as the story of what happened
to a Lifeboatman on his wedding day and news about a development
to prevent the theft of Ringbuoys as well as new volunteer rescue
services in Sligo and Clare, this is an edition packed with maritime
news, discussion, comment and information.
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LIFEBOAT AND PORT OF GALWAY COMPANY PRESENTED WITH HEART SAFE AWARDS
BY IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
Defibrillators now available for use in Galway
RNLI Lifeboat and the Port of Galway were today (Monday 24 October)
each presented with a Heart Safe Award from the Irish Heart Foundation
in recognition of training in life-support undertaken in both organisations.
Galway Lifeboat is the first RNLI station to receive this award.
RNLI Lifeboat volunteers and six Port of Galway staff completed
a life-support training course delivered by Galway Lifeboat crew
member and HSE nurse Olivia Byrne during the summer.
defibrillator was recently purchased by the Port of Galway Company
at Galway Docks. The lifesaving device has been installed in the
Port of Galway Office for use by staff there as well as the trained
volunteers in the nearby Galway Lifeboat Station and the general
Byrne says "It was great to see so many people who work in
the Harbour avail of this training which ultimately helps save lives,
in addition to our work saving lives at sea. The defibrillator has
already been put to use."
course was certified by the Irish Heart Foundation and imparted
skills of basic life-support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
It included practical training involving the use of mannequins for
compressions, breaths, defibrillation, and assisting a person who
Presenting the Heartsafe Awards, Sarah Cain of the Irish Heart Foundation,
says; "We are delighted to present these awards to Galway RNLI
Lifeboat and the Port of Galway. Both organisations have shown incredible
dedication towards achieving this award, and I have no doubt that
their actions will save more lives."
Cain added: "Unfortunately in Ireland, about 5,000 people die
from sudden cardiac arrest each year. But thanks to the efforts
of the Port of Galway and RNLI, more people in the Galway area have
a better chance of survival."
Brian Sheridan, Harbour Master, Port of Galway, says: "Whether
it's for employment or enjoyment, being in and around the water
presents risk and while there have always been lifebelts and first
aid stations around the harbour, it was felt that an AED located
at the port offices would enhance public safety. Since establishing
an AED at the Port, others have followed suit and now there are
4 more defibrillators located at Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Bord na Mona,
Bus Eireann and Topaz Energy".
Swan, Galway RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, says: We are delighted
that the Port of Galway and Galway Lifeboat station have received
this recognition from the Irish Heart Foundation. Thanks to the
Port of Galway for supplying this device, which means that our lifesaving
capabilities are now further increased.
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