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Wednesday 17 September 2014

'Ambulance for drinkers' plan put on hold

Published 24/12/2012 | 05:00

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A PLAN for a night pub ambulance has been put on hold after it fell out of favour with local vintners.

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The night medics scheme had been due to launch last September in Galway.

The private venture was to operate between 9pm and 4am, seven days a week, funded by a number of publicans.

However, after criticism from the Galway City Vintners Association, its backers, Cara Ambulances, deferred the scheme.

The vintners said they feared it could give a bad impression of the city.

Cara now says the proposal will be reviewed in the new year but could not say for certain whether it would go ahead.

Cara insisted the service was not just for revellers who had too much to drink but would help customers who had suffered an injury or illness.

Irish Independent

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