Saturday 18 November 2017

Selfish caller for ambulance put lives at risk

IT BEGGARS belief that anyone could be so selfish and stupid to phone for an ambulance for a dog giving birth on April Fool's Day.

But just that, happened in Dundalk at the start of the month. All good craic - by some moron.

The HSE and the ambulance service are under huge pressure. Ambulance response times are under scrunity. What if a member of your family had needed an ambulance at that particular time when some joker had already called them for the craic.

Charges should be brought against the person responsible.

Nonense like this has to be stamped out.


Love it or hate it. Football is a major talking point and the sacking of Manchester United's David Moyes will lead news bulletins throughout Tuesday and be front and back page news in newspapers.

There are far more important things going on in the world and in our country, but the truth is, people in coffee shops, pubs, bookies and on the street aren't talking about the latest turn in the Urkaine or what the Minister for Education will say at this week's teacher conferences, they are talking about the sacking of a football manager, whether he deserved to be fired or not and about who will replace him.


Congratulations to the organisers of last December's Santa Run, who received confirmation this week that the event was a new world record and accepted as such by the the Guinness Book of World Records.

Thousands of men, women and children from the town and further afield took part in the event and all can count themselves as world record breakers.

The organisers set out to create a new world record and achieved their goal, raising thousands of euro for local charities in the process.

Already the organisers are scratching their heads trying to create a new event and fundraiser which will capture our imagination and top the Santa Run.

The Argus

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