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Irish Community Rapid Response say they won't be given financial support

Rebecca Noonan
Rebecca Noonan

09:19 7 Apr 2020

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A Cork based Helicopter Ambulance Service says it's clear the government are not going to provide financial support.

Irish Community Rapid Response made the decision to ground their air ambulance on April 3rd after eight months, however the service has been thrown a lifeline by their helicopter provider and leasing partners who have extended their credit by six weeks.

The service has flown over 360 missions from it's base at Rathcoole Aerodrome outside Millstreet since it began.

Speaking to RedFM News ICRR's Ruth Bruton says they have been told the HSE will not be providing any funding.

"We need funds to keep flying. We have our bills to pay to keep this service in the air.

"Every day we are operating we're flying across the country helping people.

"In the last couple of weeks we've been all over the country, from Kerry to Dublin and right across Cork.

"If anyone can support us in any way this is the time that we need the help."

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