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Ministers for Health Establish the COVID-19 Advisory Group

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, have announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Advisory…

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COVID 19

Government Approves Regional Health Areas Proposal

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced government approval for the next steps for the implementation of Regional Health Areas (RHA)s. RHAs will plan, fund, manage and deliver integrated…

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COVID 19

Extra Caution Needed to Protect Public and Hospitals From Latest Covid Wave

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has urged the public to use extra caution over the coming weeks given the widespread community transmission of the latest covid wave and the…

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Covid 19/Technology

Irish Defence Force Spending Set to Double To Defend Neutrality

Spending on the Irish Defence Force is set to double as the Government recognises the need to properly defend our shores. While Taoiseach Micheal Martin is keen for Ireland to…

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Covid 19/Education

HRB Awards €6m to SPHeRE PhD Training Programme

The Health Research Board (HRB) has confirmed funding for the next phase of the SPHeRE programme, which drives research to address Ireland’s current and emerging health and social care challenges….

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Covid 19/Events

Air Corps 100th Anniversary Event

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD and Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Lt General Seán Clancy attended an event at Casement Aerodrome to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Irish…

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COVID 19

RCSI Clinical Trial Reveals New Treatment Option for Covid-19

A clinical trial conducted by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and Beaumont Hospital Dublin has indicated an effective treatment for critically ill COVID-19 patients. The study investigates…

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Covid 19/Health

Minister for Health Welcomes Efforts Towards Improving Access to Our Gynaecology Services

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, acknowledges the progress being made to improve both the access to and the sustainability of our gynaecology services. The Department of Health is working with…

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Covid 19/Events

Minister for Defence in Kilkenny for Opening of €3.3m Facility

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, reviewed the 65th Infantry Group in Kilkenny, who will shortly deploy to the Golan Heights as part of the United Nations’ Disengagement Observer…

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Covid 19/Research

New €10m Project to Deliver Precision Medicine for Motor Neuron Disease

Precision ALS will combine applied clinical research with cutting-edge data science to realise the power of AI towards new drug development in Motor Neuron Disease An ambitious academic, clinical and…

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Covid 19/Health

First Women’s Health Action Plan Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launched the Women’s Health Action Plan 2022-2023, the first Women’s Health Action Plan published in Ireland. The Action Plan was developed by the Department…

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Covid 19/Research

Irish Cancer Society Awards Funding for Pioneering Research on Lung Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society has awarded a Clinician Research Leadership Award to Professor Jarushka Naidoo to support pioneering clinical research on lung cancer and immunotherapy over the next two years….

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COVID 19

Fire Services Yearbook 2022!

Our Fire Services Yearbook 2022 is now available to read! Packed with the latest news stories, it is a resource for all fire service members across Ireland that keeps them updated….

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Covid 19/Health

Ring-Fenced Funding for Eating Disorder Supports Announced

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, has announced that funding will be ring-fenced for the development of eating disorder services and supports as part of…

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Covid 19/Research

Potential ‘Tsunami’ of Mental Health Issues Among Older People Identified

An examination of psychiatric referrals to an emergency department during Covid-19 has raised concerns about mental health issues in older people, aged 65 and older, with some doctors warning that…

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Covid 19/Technology

€2.4m Funding for Defence Forces to Develop Innovative Solutions

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD have announced €2.4 million in…

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Covid 19/Health

“A Patient’s Access to Care Should Not Depend on Where They Live”, Warns IHCA

Patient’s access to care by a hospital consultant are little short of a postcode lottery with dramatic variations in outpatient waiting lists across the country, new analysis has revealed. The…

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Defence & Security

Launch of the Commission on the Defence Forces Report

Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the publication of the report of the Commission on the Defence Forces. The Commission was established on…

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Covid 19/Health

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time – Leadership and Quality in Healthcare

The 16th Sláintecare Right Care Right Place Right Time webinar “Leadership and Quality in Healthcare” went live on Thursday 27th January 2022. This webinar, in special partnership with the Royal…

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Covid 19/Business

Record Level of Investment in Defence Forces Built Infrastructure

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence Foreign Affairs, has announced details of the 2022 allocation to accelerate the implementation of the Defence Forces Built Infrastructure Development Plan (IDP). The Minister…

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