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€750,000 for Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Services in Rural Ireland

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced the provision of €747,000 to fund cancer care transport services for community-based organisations providing vital services in rural areas….

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BUMBLEance Podcast Featuring Heather Rainey

On this week’s podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Heather Rainey, Head of Communications and Fundraising for BUMBLEance. BUMBLEance is the official Children’s National Ambulance Service of Ireland.  They provide…

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Naval Service 75th Anniversary Event

On Wednesday 1st September, the Minister for Defence celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Irish Naval Service in Dublin. Minister Coveney was joined by the Lord Mayor of Dublin City,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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IMO States GP Payment Figures Misleading

The Chairman of the GP Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that the annual publication of payment figures made to GPs was a misleading exercise based on…

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Government Decision on New Coast Guard Aviation Service

The Government have agreed to commence the formal procurement process for a new Coast Guard aviation service in October next. The service is currently contracted to CHC Ireland and may…

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Geneticists Pinpoint How Mutation Causes Devastating Childhood Cancer

Geneticists from Trinity have discovered how a specific genetic mutation causes a devastating, incurable childhood cancer, known as diffuse midline glioma (DMG), and – in lab studies working with model…

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Forensic Science Ireland Annual Report 2020 Launched

The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2020 Annual Report of Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) following a visit to the site of its new laboratory in Backweston…

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HRB Drug Treatment Data for 2020 Shows Importance of Health-Led Response to Drug Use

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, has welcomed the publication by the Health Research Board (HRB) of treatment data for problem drug…

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Drug Potentially Prevents Respiratory Damage in COVID-19 Patients

Scientists have identified a drug that can prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from binding to human cells, potentially preventing respiratory damage to the lung, clot formation and the development…

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Defence & Security

Launch of the Defence Forces Professional Military Education Strategy 2021–2024

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D., attended the Launch of the Defence Forces Professional Military Education Strategy 2021–2024 at McKee Barracks, Dublin on Wednesday 14th July 2021….

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