Clune happy to learn at European parliament

Election candidate Deirdre Clune recently visited a school where pupils are taught to elect a council. The Cork MEP says she’s learned a lot about politics ...

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European Elections: Looking after farmers the key for Clune in post Brexit Europe

With Rosalia Long’s Zumba moves triggering positive feelings left, right and centre, Beaumont Girls National School was as good a place as any to re-energise ...

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Cork pupils demonstrate that TV in the classroom equals major distraction

Their schoolmates may not welcome the outcome but the science is behind their finding: Pupils of a Cork primary school have shown that watching TV while doing written ...

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Patient anger at cancer scandal offer

The interim head of screening at the National Screening Service has written to women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal outlining what they can expect if they ...

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Colourful history of country's first nurses' union documented in new book

Marriage proposals from men seeking good wives; butter, milk and potatoes as part payment of wages - such are the anecdotes that populate the pages of a new social ...

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Publishing sanctioned nurses' details could lead some 'to consider suicide', INMO conference hears

Publishing details of every nurse sanctioned by their regulatory body could lead some to take their own lives or consider doing so, according to the Irish Nurses ...

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More than 60% of assaults in HSE hospitals in 2018 were on nurses, INMO conference hears

Nurses were the most assaulted group of workers in HSE hospitals last year, accounting for three in five of all recorded incidents.

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Hospital wards ‘are being used to house children in care’

Hospital wards are being used to house children at risk who are taken into care when Tusla is unable to find alternative safe lodgings in the community, the annual ...

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Rehab presses HSE for funding, commits to week of 'intense discussions'

The Rehab Group has put a temporary stay on its plan to notify the HSE of its intention to pull the plug on vital care services to see if a solution to its funding ...

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Chaos when passengers used emergency exits to get off plane at Cork Airport, report states

Passengers climbed out through emergency exits onto the wings of an Aer Lingus aeroplane when they panicked after the pilot told them to disembark rapidly at Cork ...

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Fears Ruth Morrissey judgment could have a negative impact

Concerns have been raised in medical and legal circles that a High Court judgment in the case of a terminally ill woman could ultimately have a negative impact on ...

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Finder of patient details accused by HSE of data breach

A man who found sensitive patient data on a city centre street and who highlighted his concerns in the media has been accused by the HSE of a data breach.

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Sensitive patient records found on Cork city street

Documents with sensitive patient data identifying children and adults, details of surgical procedures, and reasons for missing appointments have been found on a ...

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Three in five nurses vote to accept Labour Court proposals

Three in five nurses have voted to accept Labour Court proposals aimed at resolving a dispute that triggered three days of strike action earlier this year.

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UCC probiotic research key to responding and coping with stress

A probiotic strain first discovered at UCC appears to improve the ability to respond and cope with stress.

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NAGP fails to clarify progress made following review

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has failed to clarify what progress has been made in relation to new governance structures recommended by ...

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Woman who should have had repeat smear test in February only found out last week

A woman who should have had a repeat cervical screening test in February after a smear last October couldn’t be read, only found out a week ago that she needs ...

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Doctor urges change in way we treat sport concussions

When it comes to concussion in sport, players lie because they do not want to come off, and team managers lie because they don’t want to take the player off ...

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'Farmers will do what they are paid to do' in fight against climate change, says public health expert

Farmers will need financial incentives to play a part in tackling climate change, according to an expert in public health medicine.

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‘Cynics’ dictate delivery of health service

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and not the Department of Health, is dictating the delivery of healthcare in Ireland, according to the outgoing ...

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IMO call for end to two tier pay system

The two-tier pay system which sees hospital consultants hired since October 2012 paid 30% less than longer-serving colleagues will be a major focus of attention ...

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No clarity on 'interim arrangements' to address conditions at Waterford hospital mortuary

There is as yet no clarity around the “interim arrangements” the HSE said it is examining in order to address intolerable conditions in the mortuary ...

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‘Driving force’ of youth ballet Katherine Lewis dies aged 57

The woman credited with being the driving force behind the Irish National Youth Ballet for the last 13 years has died unexpectedly, while on holidays in Lanzarote.

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Specialist: Strong campaign needed to combat rising STI numbers

An “in-your-face” public health campaign using billboards and bus shelter advertising is needed to combat the ongoing rise in sexually transmitted infections ...

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MEPs vote to ban bots bulk buying tickets

Members of the European Parliament have voted to ban the use of bots to mass-purchase tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

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Study looking at gender diversity in surgery “an important message for the HSE"

Salary and the prestige attached to the job are greater attractions for male medical students considering a career in surgery than for women, whose choices are significantly ...

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Overnight queues for chance to buy a house

In a throwback to the kind of scenes witnessed at the height of the Celtic Tiger housing bubble, wanna-be homeowners queued overnight in a Cork city suburb for a ...

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€40m needed to rectify Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service staff shortages

The staffing deficit in the specialist teams that are treating children who have mental health difficulties is so great that €40m would be required to bring ...

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Call to rerun FAST stroke symptoms ad campaign

The head of the National Stroke Programme has called for the rerunning of a hard-hitting advertising campaign that led to a major increase in the number of stroke ...

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Stroke treatment access at CUH to increase

The number of patients able to access a treatment shown to cure stroke could increase fourfold at Cork University Hospital (CUH) when it extends the hours the service ...

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Three people a week sustain life-changing spinal cord injury, research discovers

Research has discovered three people a week, on average, sustain a life-changing spinal cord injury (SCI) in Ireland, the result of either accidental injury or degenerative ...

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Other nations now looking to Ireland’s abortion model

Emergency medical abortion has embedded well in the community and the typical woman seeking the service has a family that is complete.

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Simon Harris blames professional advisory firms for children's hospital cost overruns

Health Minister Simon Harris has steered clear of criticising the main oversight bodies involved in the new children’s hospital project for massive cost overruns ...

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Simon Harris: Warning about free smear tests had 'nothing new in it' and email was not passed on

A blunt warning from the National Screening Service (NSS) to the health minister about the significant risks that would arise from offering free out-of-cycle smear ...

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Hospital infection numbers on the rise

Antibiotic prescribing and lack of single-patient rooms blamed

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Report says cancer cases could double by 2045

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has called for immediate investment in cancer services amid predictions that the number of cancer cases could double by 2045.

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487 hospital consultant vacancies blamed on pay gap

The number of vacant hospital consultant posts across the public health service is heading towards 500 at a time of HSE recruitment restrictions and when emergency ...

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Data protection rules will harm progress in healthcare, say doctors

Doctors involved in vital clinical research have warned that the Department of Health’s interpretation of the new European data protection rules could force ...

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Harris messages reveal smear test turmoil

The commotion around a helpline that didn’t work; a distrust of the HSE’s ability to supply reliable data; and a preoccupation with media coverage of ...

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Struggle to cope with cervical smear test crisis revealed

As the health service was engulfed by the scandal over the CervicalCheck screening programme, top medics and officials wanted that there wasn’t capacity to ...

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Working life: What it's like to be a paediatric cystic fibrosis clinical nurse

Geraldine Clancy, cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical nurse specialist, paediatrics, Tallaght University Hospital

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Hospitals to offer contracts to UCC radiography students

Hospitals in the south of the country, which are hard-pressed to recruit radiographers, have committed to offering contracts to students who complete a new Masters ...

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Little Emily gets transplant thanks to kind-hearted neighbour

From malfunctioning landline to neighbourly lifeline - the story of 21-month-old Emily Byrne has as many twists as the cables in her local phone network.

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Joint forces hail success of incident simulation

The day got off to a predictable start for Garda Dónal Daly and Garda Deirdre Hayes at the regional communications centre, Anglesea Street Garda Station, ...

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Working life: Alicia O’Leary

Alicia O’Leary, radiation therapist (RT) and medical dosimetrist, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, Waterford

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University Hospital Limerick to close 17-bed ward tomorrow

The most consistently overcrowded hospital in the country is to close a 17-bed ward from tomorrow.

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Calls for more dieticians to support cancer patients

New research has identified a major gap in nutritional support for cancer patients, with more than a third reporting unintentional weight loss, which can lead to ...

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Record number homeless as rents soar

The number of people homeless has exceeded 10,000 for the first time as a new report shows a year-on-year rise in rents.

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Alan Kelly: HSE must honour smear test results pledge

Labour Party health spokesperson Alan Kelly has called on the HSE to honour its commitment to women who underwent a repeat smear test that they would have results ...

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New elective hospital may replace Mercy and South Infirmary

A project board has been established to drive the development of a new elective hospital that could ultimately replace the Mercy University Hospital and the South ...

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