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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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EMS News

RNLI’s ‘Launch a Memory’ campaign to see west of Ireland lifeboat remember 10,000 loved ones

A new all-weather RNLI lifeboat, which will be permanently based at Clifden in Connemara, will proudly carry the names of up to 10,000 people, placed on it by their loved…

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COVID 19

COVID-fighting robot

MIT-designed robot can disinfect a warehouse floor in 30 minutes, and could one day be employed in grocery stores and schools. MIT has designed a robot that is capable of…

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Features

Young Boy Has Raised €30,000 For Charities

Eight-year-old Oliver Lynch from Cork has cerebral palsy, and has completed a 50-day walking challenge. President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin have praised the determination shown by a…

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COVID 19

National roll out of Virtual Platform for Health Appointments

Attend Anywhere is a safe, simple video conferencing tool, initially used in Scotland and now elsewhere that enables health professionals to continue to see patients, albeit virtually for a video…

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COVID 19

COVID Tracker App

Dept of Health and the HSE announce the publication of the COVID Tracker App DPIA and source code The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive have today published…

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Defence & Security

Defence Forces: Equipment Development Plan

Minister for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D., today announced the publication of the 5 year Equipment Development Plan for the Defence Forces. The Equipment Development Plan provides a comprehensive list of…

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COVID 19

Crane Worldwide Logistics Podcast

Crane Worldwide Logistics has been at the coalface of the supply chain throughout the Covid-19 crisis aiding both the national emergency services and frontline workers in sourcing and delivering both…

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EMS News

June Spotlight – Maura O’Sullivan

Maura OSullivan with her daughter Ciara O’Sullivan (RPN) We mentioned in a previous ezine that we hoped every month this year to be able to share a story from one…

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Covid 19/Events

Garda Colm Horkan RIP

The entire emergency services and wider public are in utter shock at the senseless loss of life of Garda Colm Horkan. Emergencyservices.ie and its team here would like to take…

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Covid 19/Education

BANK HOLIDAY: CLEAN COAST INITIATIVE

With limited travel available to people this weekend, many of our country’s beautiful beaches will see heavy use as the fine weather continues. However, there remains a serious lack of…

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