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Covid 19/Health

New Health Research Board Data on Disability Services

Minister of State with responsibility for Disability Anne Rabbitte TD, has welcomed the publication of the National Ability Supports System (NASS) Annual Report 2020, recently published by the Health Research…

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Defence & Security

Minister officially opens Clare Civil Defence headquarters

Pictured above; Minister Coveney is Cllr Mary Howard, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, and Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council.  The new Clare Civil Defence headquarters was officially opened…

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EMS News

New UCD technique using artificial intelligence can detect cancerous tissue in real time

The use of a new surgical technique developed at University College Dublin that uses artificial intelligence to detect cancerous tissue in real time during surgery could radically improve health outcomes. In a study…

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COVID 19

UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery

A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid…

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COVID 19

Bus Éireann begins dedicated COVID-19 vaccination shuttle service in Limerick

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) announces a new shuttle bus service making travel easier for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, currently at the Radisson Blu…

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COVID 19

Cancer research activity down by almost half during pandemic: Irish Cancer Society

Vital cancer research aimed at developing new treatments and improving care fell by half due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Cancer Society has revealed. The number of patients recruited…

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COVID 19

Opinion: What Happens if The HSE Cyber Attack Data is Leaked?

The following article was written by Jenny Darmody . This piece originally appeared in Silicon republic and the views expressed are not necessarily those of EMS but rather that of…

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Covid 19/Education

RCSI Develop New Learning Platform for Paediatric Surgery in Africa

A new learning platform which will transform training for paediatric surgeons in Africa will launch next week. The platform has been built by the Institute of Global Surgery at RCSI…

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Covid 19/Technology

West Pharma doubles its workforce making Covid vaccine vial components

Image Courtesy of @WestPharma The huge demand for components for injection vials as a result of Covid-19 has led to West Pharma to double its workforce in Ireland’s South East….

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COVID 19

National Children’s Hospital Time-Lapse

The new children’s hospital is currently under construction by BAM Ireland on the campus of St James’ Hospital in Dublin. The new hospital will be seven storeys high. Including the underground car park…

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Defence & Security

Coast Guard Assist Stricken Vessel Off Cork Coast

The 4 person crew of a fishing vessel that caught fire approx. 17 miles off Old Head of Kinsale in the early hours of the morning (14th May 2021) are…

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EMS News

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time – Improving Access to Care

Image: HSE.com On 29 April 2021, Sláintecare hosted the 9th Right Care, Right Place, Right Time, Webinar – ‘‘Improving Access to Care” This webinar shared stories from Sláintecare funded projects…

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EMS News

Cavan Civil Defence Q&A Featuring John Maguire

On last week’s podcast, Jack Mullen, our EMS editor had the pleasure of being joined by Cavan Civil Defence Officer, Mr. John Maguire C.D.O.  Cavan County Civil Defence was set…

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COVID 19

INMO conference calls for urgent action on “long COVID”

Frontline nurses and midwives experiencing long-term COVID symptoms are not getting the medical or employment supports they need, the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) Annual Delegate Conference has warned….

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COVID 19

Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign

The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2021 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. The focus of…

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COVID 19

COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

EMA confirms overall benefit-risk remains positive At its meeting of 20 April 2021, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should…

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EMS News

New research shows how immune response to TB differs in babies

The immune response to tuberculosis (TB) differs in adults and newborn babies due to the way immune cells use energy to kick into gear in a bid to kill the…

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COVID 19

AstraZeneca vaccine to be restricted for use with Irish people over 60

Reports say it will be a precautionary recommendation as questions still being asked on safety in older patients The expert committee advising the government on vaccines is expected to recommend…

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Defence & Security

Irish Coast Guard achieves ‘Great Place to Work’ award

The Irish Coast Guard was pleased to announce that the organisation had been certified by the GPTW Institute as a ‘Great Place to Work’. The Coast Guard partnered with the…

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COVID 19

EU medicines regulator to discuss AstraZeneca jab and blood clots

This image was originally posted to Flickr by Gencat at https://flickr.com/photos/37074368@N06/50929347266. It was reviewed on 10 February 2021 by FlickreviewR 2 and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-zero. The European Medicines Agency…

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