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Minister for Defence Officially Opens O.N.E. Veteran Support Centre and Hostel at Cobh

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, officially opened the new Veteran Support Centre and hostel of the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (O.N.E.) in Cobh,…

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National Fire Safety Week 2021 Launched

2021’s virtual National Fire Safety Week was officially launched via an online video by Darragh O’Brien, TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. National Fire Safety Week, 4th –…

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Minister Coveney Pledges Women of Honour Issues Will Be Addressed

Minister Coveney pledges to Women of Honour that issues raised will addressed. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence met with participants from the Women of Honour group and with…

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IMO Welcomes Progress on Opening Pathways for International Doctors

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has given a guarded welcome to the commitment by the Minister for Health in the opening of pathways to training for international doctors previously only…

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Essential First Aid Tips Everyone Should Know

Everyone should be aware of the essential first aid tips that could potentially save a person’s life. Jonathan Lynch is a community engagement officer and paramedic with the National Ambulance Service….

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Independent Review into Workplace Issues in the Defence Forces

Óglaigh na hÉireann welcomes and fully supports the announcement made by Minister Simon Coveney recently that an independent review will be established in the Defence Forces to examine current policies…

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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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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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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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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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