The Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) team responds to on average two farm-related incidents every week, project manager with the ICRR, Donna O’Reagan, has told the Irish Farmers Journal.

The charity running Ireland’s first community-funded air ambulance, based in Rathcool, Co Cork, can be with anyone in Munster within 30 minutes.

The ICRR air ambulance was launched in July 2019 and has responded to over 575 calls with each mission costing €3,500 on average. Main call-outs include cardiac arrest, road traffic collisions and farm-related incidents.

Coinciding with international Air Ambulance Week, Coolmore Stud has announced a three-year financial commitment to the charity. To donate, call 021-419 0999.