Charity Air Ambulance Could Be Grounded By The End Of The Day

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The country’s first charity air ambulance, which services Clare, could be grounded if it can’t raise a further €365,000 by the end of today.

The Cork-based Irish Charity Rapid Response service was launched in recent months and relies on donations to stay in the air.

A target of €400,000 was set last week to keep the helicopter flying, with the charity saying it is in terminal danger unless it can raise that money, but to date, just €35,000 has been raised.


Spokesperson for the ICRR Ruth Bradley says they haven’t given up hope just yet and they’re looking at all available options.