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Clare Fire Service Achieves International Health and Safety Accreditation

Clare County Fire and Rescue Service has been awarded the ‘ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System’ accreditation, which is the world’s first international standard for OH&S. ISO 45001…

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Features

Communities asked to Light up for Road Safety on World Remembrance Day

Council buildings across Ireland will ‘light up for road safety’ as part of this year’s ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims’ on Sunday 15th November. Local Authority Road Safety Officers…

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Features

One Hundred Irish Retailers For All Your Online Christmas Shopping

From beauty and books to toys and tech, there’s a huge selection of homegrown companies to choose from The weeks ahead are going to be incredibly hard for Irish retailers…

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COVID 19

Ireland Becomes First Country in Europe to Introduce Second National Lockdown

The second lockdown, which will see a return to the 5km travel limit, will be in force until December 1. On Monday night, Taoiseach Micheal Martin announced that Ireland would…

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COVID 19

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Issues Very Positive Update on COVID Situation in Dublin

Mr Donnelly said Level 3 restrictions ‘appear to be working’ in the capital The reproductive rate of coronavirus in Dublin is dropping, the Health Minister confirmed this afternoon. There was a huge…

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COVID 19

Health Minister Calls Level 3 ‘Very Serious’ and Speaks Out About Level 5 Possibility

Stephen Donnelly has said the government wants to avoid moving to harsher restrictions in the future, insisting the move to Level 3 is “a very serious thing”. The Health Minister was…

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COVID 19

‘Act now to prevent lockdown’, Irish PM warns

Action now can prevent the need for an “immediate comprehensive lockdown” in the Republic of Ireland, Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin has said. In a televised address, he confirmed that…

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COVID 19

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,810 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Saturday…

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EMS News

World Patient Safety Day: Ireland Risks Falling Behind in Nurse Welfare

Ireland risks falling behind international standards in protecting frontline nurses from the risks of COVID-19, the INMO has warned. Following a report by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for…

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General News

Healthy Ireland at Your Library

As part of the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme, Donegal Library Service is delighted to announce that David Coleman will be holding a talk on Dealing with anxiety in children…

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General News

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Observed on 10th September every year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. The WSPD theme,…

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COVID 19

Researchers Report First Case of Coronavirus Reinfection

The first case of someone being reinfected with coronavirus has been reported by researchers in Hong Kong. The findings could have significant implications for the development of vaccines and what…

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COVID 19

Public Asked to Re-double Efforts in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim in Fight Against Covid-19

Our communities across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for the past six months. We have all dealt with the very severe restrictions of the…

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COVID 19

‘Let’s Get Moving Again’ Booklet Launch

HSE Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow & HSE Cork North/South Lee Community Healthcare in conjunction with the Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists have produced a “Let’s Get Moving Again”…

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Covid 19/Education

Nine in 10 Teachers Fear Pandemic Has Damaged Mental Health of Pupils

Nine in 10 teachers surveyed in Northern Ireland believe the Covid-19 pandemic will damage the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, a children’s charity has said. Pupils will begin returning…

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EMS News

Education Impacts Intention to Breastfeed

Women with a third level education appear to be much more likely to attempt breastfeeding, and to continue to do it three months after the birth, the results of a…

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Features

Ireland on track to eradicate hepatitis C by 2030

The HSE National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme is highlighting the new advancements in treatment for hepatitis C and is encouraging people who think they may have been at risk to…

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COVID 19

Covid-19: Reports of Rape and Child Sex Abuse Rise Sharply During Pandemic

The number of people reporting experiences of rape and child sex abuse increased sharply during the first four months of the coronavirus pandemic, figures from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) show….

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General News

Returning to work safely

Do not return to your workplace if you: have any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are self-isolating have not spoken with your employer before going back to your workplace If you are returning…

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COVID 19

One Million Downloads of COVID Tracker App in 48 hours

Figures from the HSE show that there have been one million downloads of the COVID Tracker App since it went live. The app, which was launched Tuesday, 7 July 2020…

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