Fianna Fáil Spokeperson on Dublin and General Election candidate in Dublin Fingal Senator Darragh O’Brien says his party will retain the Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance service.

The Malahide based candidate commented, “There has been a lot of speculation in recent months about the HSE and National Ambulance Service taking over the current ambulance provision from Dublin Fire Brigade.  I want to state categorically that Fianna Fáil has no plans to discontinue the involvement of Dublin Fire Brigade in the provision of ambulance services in the capital.

“I and my Fianna Fáil colleagues in all 4 local authorities in Dublin have worked closely with members of the Dublin Fire Brigade over the past number of years. We are proud of the crews that serve the people of Dublin 365 days a year, sometimes in the most difficult of circumstances.

“In Seanad Eireann, as Dublin Spokesperson I have continually opposed any unilateral change to the Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance service and will continue to do so. The Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance is a crucial front line service in our city and county. We will never support any change that is not fully endorsed by the Dublin Fire Brigade personnel themselves”.