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Covid 19/Research

New Theory Proposes ‘Forgetting’ is Actually Form of Learning

We create countless memories as we live our lives but many of these we forget. Why? Counter to the general assumption that memories simply decay with time, ‘forgetting’ might not…

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Covid 19/Events

Minister for Defence Notes Progress on Capital Works at Haulbowline Naval Base

The Minister for Defence & Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., visited Haulbowline Naval Base to see firsthand the progress to date on Block 8 Accommodation Block and the upgrade and…

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EMS News

Athlone Air Ambulance Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Year

Athlone Air Ambulance will celebrate its 10 year anniversary this year. The air ambulance responded to over 6,000 taskings to date. Formally known as the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS), it…

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Covid 19/Health

Study Reveals Potential to Reduce Number of Medications Prescribed for Older People

A study by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences of GP-delivered medication for older people led to an overall reduction in the number of medications prescribed. The…

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Covid 19/Research

RCSI Launches Research Programme to Improve Stroke Care

A research programme led by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences that aims to improve the delivery of stroke care for patients was launched recently. Led by Professor Frances Horgan and Professor…

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Covid 19/Health

HRB Investment of €21m in Cancer Clinical Trials Will Transform Cancer Care in Ireland

The Heath Research Board (HRB) have made a significant investment of €21 million in cancer clinical trials that will transform cancer care in Ireland. The funding will tackle childhood and…

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COVID 19

33% of Patients at Midlands Hospitals Waiting Longer Than 1 Year for Care

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned of the excessively long waits patients in the Midlands hospitals are experiencing before being treated or assessed by a Consultant in the…

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COVID 19

Minister for Defence Announces Positive Changes for Soldiers with Post 1994 Contracts

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, announced positive changes to the terms and conditions for post 1994 soldiers contracts. The Minister welcomed agreement on his proposal for Privates…

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COVID 19

Acceleration of COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Programme Announced

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has announced the acceleration of the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Programme. Given the emergence of the Omicron variant and demonstrable impact of the booster dose…

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Covid 19/Research

Trinity Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding Motor Neuron Disease

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have made a major discovery in understanding motor neuron disease (MND). The research team has found that MND has 4 distinct patterns of changes in…

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Covid 19/Health

The Healthy Ireland Survey 2021

The Healthy Ireland Survey 2021 has been published by the Department of Health showing the general well-being of people across Ireland in a number of aspects. Smoking 18% of the…

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COVID 19

COVID-19 Antigen Tests: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 antigen tests are also known as ‘lateral flow tests’. They are the tests you buy in shops and pharmacies and can use at home yourself. They are not as…

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Covid 19/Events

EU Funding for Irish Defence and Security Enterprise and R&D

The Department of the Defence and the Defence Forces hosted a high-level webinar for Irish security and defence enterprises, providing information on EU funding opportunities and engagement in cross-border European…

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COVID 19

Minister for Health Welcomes Publication of Health in Ireland

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, welcomed the publication of Health in Ireland – Key Trends 2021. This annual report is based on health data from March 2020 – mid-November…

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Covid 19/Health

Social Workers Call on Government to Safeguard Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

On Ireland’s first National Safeguarding Day, the Irish Association of Social Workers call on Government to act without delay and introduce measures to safeguard adults at risk of abuse and…

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Covid 19/Health

Women’s Health Taskforce to Run Online Events on Women’s Health

The Department of Health is launching a series of new online public information events on women’s health, led by the Women’s Health Taskforce. The ‘Tell me more…’ event series will…

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COVID 19

HSE Winter Plan Risks Seeing Health Service Slide Back into Pre-Pandemic Stagnation

The Irish Hospitals Consultants Association (IHCA) have said that the delay in the HSE publishing a Winter plan does not bode well for difficult weeks and months ahead. Shortfalls in…

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Covid 19/Research

Launch of IMPROVER – National Survey for Prostate Cancer Patients and Healthcare Professionals

IMPROVER, (Involving Men with Prostate Cancer in Engaged Research), a new national survey led by Associate Professor Antoinette Perry and her research team at University College Dublin (UCD), in conjunction with…

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COVID 19/World News

Ministerial Review of Sarsfield Barracks in Limerick

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., accompanied by the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, reviewed the 119th Infantry Battalion, UNIFIL in Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick. Commanded by Lieutenant…

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COVID 19

New Research Shows Impact of Pandemic on Elderly Mental Health

Older people faced the greatest restrictions associated with the pandemic, with many advised to ‘shield’ from the outside world which had an impact on elderly mental health. A new qualitative…

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