General News

General News

THE DOG DETECTIVES CATCHING PROSTATE CANCER

DOGS have the ability to detect aggressive prostate cancer from urine samples, new research reports.  The pilot study was carried out by Medical Detection Dogs, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes, UK, a nonprofit organisation that carries…

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Defence & Security

Minister announces a public consultation for the future management and preservation of the Curragh Plains

Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs yesterday announced (March 2021) the launch of a public consultation process seeking views on the best way to…

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Features

Shimmer Launches Pulse+ the First Line Extension for its Verisense® Wearable Sensing Platform

Shimmer Research, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today launched Verisense Pulse+, a new sensor for the Verisense platform.  Verisense Pulse+ provides photoplethysmogram (PPG), galvanic skin response…

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COVID 19

Minister for Disabilities welcomes announcement of Mr Robbie Ryan as Chair of Review of the Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need

Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte TD, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Robbie Ryan to Chair the Review of the Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need for…

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EMS News

New injectable hydrogel could heal cardiac tissue after heart attack

Image courtesy of www.vecteezy.com Researchers at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at the National University of Ireland Galway, and BIOFORGE Lab, at the University of Valladolid…

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COVID 19

‘TOO SOON’ TO CONSIDER VACCINE PASSPORTS, SAYS IRISH HEALTH OFFICIALS

Image courtesy of Digital Desk Staff It is too soon to make plans for so-called vaccine passports, Irish health officials have said, despite moves being made at a European level…

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Covid 19/Health

New network to explore ways to help reduce smoking in the home

A multidisciplinary team of experts is seeking to understand how best to support people to create a smoke-free home, given the health risks particularly to pregnant women, babies and children….

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EMS News

Minister O’Brien & Minister Burke announce €75m fund to improve homes of older people & people with a disability

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, have today (1 March, 2021) announced a €75m…

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EMS News

Reappointment of Archdeacon David Pierpoint to the Board of Tallaght University Hospital

Image courtesy of dublin.anglican.org Minister Stephen Donnelly TD has reappointed, on nomination of the President of Tallaght University Hospital, Archdeacon David Pierpoint to be a member of the Board of…

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COVID 19

Minister Donnelly announces update to Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Image courtesy of Gov.ie The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced an update to Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. The government approved the Provisional Vaccine Allocation Strategy on 8…

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EMS News

Bioengineered muscle fibre could stimulate tissue regeneration

Image courtesy of Britannica Researchers have found a new way to achieve muscle regeneration with a combination of direct cell reprogramming and a hybrid fibre scaffold. While a lot of…

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EMS News

Environment Minister takes first step towards national ban on smoky coal to protect public health

Image courtesy of Green News Ireland The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, today took the first step towards a nationwide ban on the sale and…

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COVID 19

Department of the Taoiseach launches ESRI SAM behavioural study

Pictured above: The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD Via Twitter The Department of the Taoiseach and the ESRI have launched SAM, The Social Activity Measure, which is a behavioural study that…

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EMS News

Takeda announces expansion of stem cell therapy production facility in Ireland

Image courtesy of www.pharmaceutical-technology.com Takeda to invest €36.4 million in Grange Castle site to address growing global demand Investment will create approximately 100 new jobs over the next three years…

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Covid 19/Advice

Medical card eligibility extended for terminal illness under interim scheme

Image courtesy of pxhere.com ‘End of life’ criteria extended from 12 to 24 months. Terminally ill patients with a prognosis of up to 24 months are to receive medical cards,…

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Covid 19/Advice

Major Transformational Projects Proposed for Limerick

Image courtesy of Limerick County Council. Limerick City and County Council has announced a major transformational development proposal across three key sites in Limerick City in an investment in the…

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General News

Brexit Border Friction Led to “Two Or Three Hundred Consignments” Of Cancer Drugs Being Destroyed

A senior Conservative MP has stated that he will be “seeking urgent clarification from the government” over reports time-sensitive cancer drugs were destroyed due to post-Brexit border delays. The Confederation of…

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COVID 19

FutureNeuro to trial implantable seizure monitoring device

Image courtesy of @HopePaige FutureNeuro, the SFI Research centre for chronic and rare neurological disease, will partner with Danish company UNEEG Medical, to trial a subcutaneous implantable monitoring device to…

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COVID 19

Government Commits to Significant Reinvestment in CÚRAM

Image courtesy of @HighPerformingBuildings CÚRAM SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway has received a significant funding award of €46,372,380 from Science Foundation Ireland. The investment was announced on…

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EMS News

Local ambulance crew deliver baby at petrol station

Image courtesy of @nationalambulanceservice A local ambulance crew from Edenderry were under the pump on Wednesday as they were tasked with delivering a baby at a petrol station. The Offaly…

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