COVID 19

Fire Service Maintenance Workshop Opened In Ennis

A new Clare County Fire and Rescue Service maintenance workshop in Ennis, Co. Clare, was officially opened by Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The €1.23m facility,…

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Delta Variant Patients Have Double the Risk of Hospitalisation

A study published in ‘The Lancet‘ of more than 40,000 positive Covid-19 cases in the UK has suggested that people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant have approximately double the risk…

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Quarter of Irish people Say Mental Health Deteriorated During Pandemic

A new RCSI MyHealth virtual series aims to empower people to live well during and after COVID-19 as a quarter of Irish people say that their mental health deteriorated during…

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Setting Up a Health Partnership in Kenya

Health partnerships, also referred to as North-South partnership, are setting up between high and low-to-middle income countries, involving Higher Education Institutions, Health Service Providers, NGOs and other groups engaged in…

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Health Budget 2022 Critical Moment for Mental Health Services

Hospital consultants are calling on Government to set funding for Ireland’s mental health services at realistic levels, as the impact of Covid-19 continues to expose the decades-long detrimental effects of…

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Special Military Forces Arrive in Afghanistan to Evacuate Irish Citizens

The Government is sending military special forces to Afghanistan to help facilitate the evacuation of remaining Irish citizens. A small group of Army Rangers and two Department of Foreign Affairs…

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Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Significantly Lowers Infection Risk

A third  booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has significantly improved protection from infection and serious illness among people aged 60 and older in Israel compared with those who received…

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Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Surgical Performance

New research from the School of Medicine at Trinity investigating the effect of sleep deprivation on surgical performance has found that surgeons were already sleep deprived before their on-call shifts…

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The Irish Robot Helping Older People Live Independently

Gerontechnology will play a crucial role in care as fewer people opt for careers in sector, and one such Irish robot is helping older people live independently. If you haven’t…

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Vulnerable Could Be Left Without Care Due to Recruitment Crisis in Homecare Sector

A recruitment crisis in the homecare sector must be addressed by the Government as a matter of urgency, a representative group has said. Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) is…

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UNICEF Say Ireland Donated One Million Vaccines to Poor Nations

Citizens and businesses of Ireland have so far donated more than one million Covid vaccines to poorer countries through a UNICEF campaign. The ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ campaign…

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Why Fully Vaccinated People Are Still Getting Covid

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid are highly protected against severe infection, hospitalisation and death caused by the virus. But coronavirus cases among the fully vaccinated — so-called “breakthrough”…

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Defence & Security

Hostel for Defence Forces Veterans to Open in Cobh

The first hostel for Defence Forces veterans in Munster will be officially opened on September 18 and become home to five ex-servicemen. The €500,000 project in Cobh, Co Cork is…

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Why Should We Pay Attention to Ethical Arguments of Doctors Working with Big Data Technologies?

Healthcare professionals and data scientists working with big data technology continuously make ethical arguments but use ethics differently. They need to be aware of these differences. By interviewing 160 stakeholders from…

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Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association Podcast Featuring Dr Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash In this weeks podcast we had the pleasure of being joined by none other than Theresa Lowry-Lehnen. Theresa is a Specialist Practitioner in General Practice Nursing, Registered Nurse…

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Scientists Uncover Switching System Used in Information Processing and Memory

A team of scientists has uncovered a switching system in the brain used in information processing and in the storing of memories—akin to how railroad switches control a train’s destination….

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ED Task Force Needs to Address Overcrowding

The Emergency Department (ED) task force needs to reconvene to tackle overcrowding on trolleys, the Irish Patients’ Association (IPA) has said. A record 118,367 patients waited for a bed on…

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Researchers Find Inappropriate and Unnecessary Vitamin D Testing in Dublin

Trinity researchers have found significant expenditure on vitamin D testing, yet those who are deficient or most at risk of deficiency (young adults aged 18-39 years) are the least likely…

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WHO Recommends Treaty to Strengthen Global Health Security

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has backed the recommendation for a treaty that would strenghten global health security. One of the major gaps exposed during the pandemic has been the…

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