Silvia: I was 'a little bit lost' before online counselling

Silvia: I was 'a little bit lost' before online counselling

Silvia Ribeiro felt "a little bit lost" and turned to MyMind counselling service, which was offering specific sessions for people affected by the fallout from Covid-19. ...

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Hotel occupancy plummets as federation calls for cut in Vat to 5%

Hotel occupancy plummets as federation calls for cut in Vat to 5%

Almost 90% of hotels across the country are expected to be open by the middle of this month but reported occupancy levels for the peak summer months of July and ...

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€500 million project to transform Waterford and the south-east

€500 million project to transform Waterford and the south-east

North Quays development in Waterford will provide nearly 2,900 full time jobs and accommodate up to 600 people.

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Fears number of motorcycle deaths could soar in summer

Fears number of motorcycle deaths could soar in summer

There are fears that the number of motorcycle deaths could soar over the summer as bikers return to the roads after the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Skin foundation appeals for access to eczema drug

Skin foundation appeals for access to eczema drug

RTÉ radio presenter Paul Herriott does not look like someone who has struggled to bring his eczema under control.

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No summer weather on the horizon just yet, says Met Éireann

No summer weather on the horizon just yet, says Met Éireann

A wet week will give way to a warm pleasant weekend but, as far as the summer goes, it is nothing to write home about, says Met Eireann.

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IHREC: 'Fine councils that fail to draw down money for Traveller accommodation'

IHREC: 'Fine councils that fail to draw down money for Traveller accommodation'

Local authorities who fail to provide “Traveller-specific and culturally appropriate” accommodation where there is a stated need should be sanctioned, ...

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Co Louth housing development wins RIAI's public choice award

Co Louth housing development wins RIAI's public choice award

A mixed housing development in the heart of Drogheda, Co Louth, won the people's choice architecture award.

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Taoiseach must honour promises to compensate abuse victims, says Louise O'Keeffe

Taoiseach must honour promises to compensate abuse victims, says Louise O'Keeffe

There is no reason why Taoiseach Micheál Martin, cannot deliver on promises to compensate children sexually abused while attending school, a lawyer representing ...

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HIQA analysis of death notices indicates pandemic death figure may be 'slight overestimate'

HIQA analysis of death notices indicates pandemic death figure may be 'slight overestimate'

Ireland's official figure of 1,700 coronavirus deaths during the pandemic may be a “slight overestimate” but it is an accurate one, an analysis by the ...

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Twitter teams up with Safe Ireland to reach out to domestic violence victims

Twitter teams up with Safe Ireland to reach out to domestic violence victims

Twitter has partnered with Safe Ireland to encourage people experiencing domestic and sexual violence to reach out for support.

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New Irish research will probe why some are more likely to catch Covid-19

New Irish research will probe why some are more likely to catch Covid-19

Research funded by Science Foundation Ireland will examine why some people are more susceptible to Covid-19 than others.

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Vat cut sought as campaign launched to 'protect our pubs'

Vat cut sought as campaign launched to 'protect our pubs'

A substantial Vat reduction to help pubs survive the Covid-19 pandemic is being sought by publicans and the drinks industry.

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True impact of Covid-19 crisis on vulnerable children yet to be revealed, says Barnardos chief

True impact of Covid-19 crisis on vulnerable children yet to be revealed, says Barnardos chief

It is only in the coming months that the true impact of the Covid-19 crisis on vulnerable children and disadvantaged families will start to emerge, Barnardos has ...

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New skin cancer treatment greenlit for trials in CUH

New skin cancer treatment greenlit for trials in CUH

A new, non-toxic treatment for skin cancer that replaces chemotherapy with calcium could be available for patients in a clinical trial at Cork University Hospital ...

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Facebook launch ad campaign to help users spot fake news

Facebook launch ad campaign to help users spot fake news

An advertisement campaign to help users spot false news has been launched by Facebook as platforms continue to suffer from misinformation about Covid-19.

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New website helps people with dyslexia improve reading

New website helps people with dyslexia improve reading

A website developed by a science student is helping people with dyslexia to maximise their reading speed and minimise errors.

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Covid-19 patients to feature in trial on whether natural protein can reduce severe inflamation

Covid-19 patients to feature in trial on whether natural protein can reduce severe inflamation

Critically ill Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals will be involved in a trial to see if severe inflammation can be reduced using a naturally produced human protein. ...

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Antenatal course help women around the globe navigate a Covid-19 pregnancy

Antenatal course help women around the globe navigate a Covid-19 pregnancy

A new online antenatal course launched by Irish experts will help women across the world confidentially navigate a pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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'Your surgery gave my life a new beginning': Former scoliosis patients share stories

'Your surgery gave my life a new beginning': Former scoliosis patients share stories

An online campaign to encourage former scoliosis patients to share their stories and provide hope for others has been launched by Ireland's largest dedicated orthopaedic ...

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UCC's key role in WHO trial of potential Covid-19 treatments

UCC's key role in WHO trial of potential Covid-19 treatments

University College Cork will play a leading role in Ireland's participation in the World Health Organisation's trial to evaluate potential Covid-19 treatments.

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Brain Tumour Ireland online support group 'a haven of peace' says survivor Chantal

Brain Tumour Ireland online support group 'a haven of peace' says survivor Chantal

An online support group for people, like Chantal Villa, who have been affected by brain tumours is one of the good things to come out of Covid-19.

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Youth workers to advise young people about risky behaviours as teens begin to socialise again

Youth workers to advise young people about risky behaviours as teens begin to socialise again

Young people engaging in risky behaviours such as sexting may experience anxiety as Covid-19 restrictions ease and they begin to socialise again, the National Youth ...

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Reduced capacity and showtimes as some cinemas prepare to reopen in July

Reduced capacity and showtimes as some cinemas prepare to reopen in July

Big screen fans can start planning their next outing as the Omniplex and Odeon cinemas will be ready to welcome them back next month.

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CervicalCheck appointments to be issued in July

CervicalCheck appointments to be issued in July

Dr Colm Henry of the HSE said the new HPV test would be used when screening started next month. Women will start receiving letters for a CervicalCheck screening ...

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Record Arctic temperatures will have 'devastating effects', UCC scientist warns

Record Arctic temperatures will have 'devastating effects', UCC scientist warns

Prolonged warming of the Arctic Circle will have “devastating effects” on the rest of the world, an Irish climatologist has warned.

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Ireland's first online will register launched

Ireland's first online will register launched

A Limerick-born entrepreneur has joined with a solicitors' firm to launch Ireland's first online will register.

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Children's creations during lockdown explore kindness

Children's creations during lockdown explore kindness

Hiqa's inspectors of children's services organised the competition for the children, inviting them to tell them how they were being creative or showing kindness ...

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50-person limit for large churches to be reviewed this week

50-person limit for large churches to be reviewed this week

The 50-person limit for churches is likely to be revisited by the National Public Health Emergency Team when it meets on Thursday.

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Public asked to pick the nation's favourite building

Public asked to pick the nation's favourite building

Getting building projects “moving” over the summer and into the autumn will help the economy recover from Covid-19, according to the Royal Institute ...

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Three out of four male farmers at high risk of stroke or heart attack

Three out of four male farmers at high risk of stroke or heart attack

Three out of four male farmers are at high risk of having a stroke or heart attack.

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Noble False Widow spider shares traits with Black Widow

Noble False Widow spider shares traits with Black Widow

The Noble False Widow spider – the most venomous spider in Ireland, is not so false after all because its venom is remarkably similar to the “true” ...

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17,000 new places made available for those looking to upskill in response to Covid-19

17,000 new places made available for those looking to upskill in response to Covid-19

Almost 17,000 new free and subsidised places are to be made available to people wanting to upskill or reskill, the Government has announced.

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Psychiatrists warn of need to flatten mental health curve and report increases in referrals and relapses

Psychiatrists warn of need to flatten mental health curve and report increases in referrals and relapses

A mental health curve has emerged since the Covid-19 pandemic and needs to be flattened, psychiatrists have warned.

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Bord na Móna suspends peat harvesting and begins bog restoration work

Bord na Móna suspends peat harvesting and begins bog restoration work

Bord na Móna has suspended peat harvesting activities and started work on bog restoration but there will be no further job losses as a result.

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People waiting too long for urgent bowel cancer tests in Ireland

People waiting too long for urgent bowel cancer tests in Ireland

Too many people are waiting far too long for an urgent bowel cancer test, the Irish Cancer Society is warning.

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UCC student scoops top entrepreneur award for brain injury detection device

UCC student scoops top entrepreneur award for brain injury detection device

A pocket-sized brain injury detection device for newborns has won the top prize in Enterprise Ireland's Student Entrepreneurs Awards.

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HSE's Covid-19 costs to reach €1.8bn by year end

HSE's Covid-19 costs to reach €1.8bn by year end

The HSE had already spent around €400m on Covid-19 related costs to date and is projecting that figure could rise to €1.8bn by the end of the year

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Decision next week on reopening date for hairdressers

Decision next week on reopening date for hairdressers

A decision on when hairdressers can reopen will be made by the Government next week.

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EU: Social media platforms need 'increased accountability' as coronavirus 'misinformation' spreads

EU: Social media platforms need 'increased accountability' as coronavirus 'misinformation' spreads

Social media platforms should provide monthly reports on efforts made to limit coronavirus disinformation, the European Commission is urging.

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Gaisce goal helps Orla from Cork stay motivated in lockdown

Gaisce goal helps Orla from Cork stay motivated in lockdown

Taking on the Gaisce challenge in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic is helping Orla Leahy to stay motivated.

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Q&A: Everything you need to know about wearing a face mask

Q&A: Everything you need to know about wearing a face mask

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said people are not using face masks properly and the Government is going to have to step up an information campaign on how they should ...

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Scientists warn of sharp rise in antibiotic resistance

Scientists warn of sharp rise in antibiotic resistance

Scientists are warning of a “sharp rise” in antibiotic resistance in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cork tops the Blue Flag leagues with 24 beaches getting awards

Cork tops the Blue Flag leagues with 24 beaches getting awards

Cork is the place to be beside the sea this summer as the county emerged with the most awarded sites in programmes that salute Ireland's best beaches and marinas.

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Proactive Covid-19 mitigation measures in the disability sector saved lives

Proactive Covid-19 mitigation measures in the disability sector saved lives

Proactive Covid-19 mitigation measures in the disability sector reduced the spread of infection and saved lives, according to the National Federation of Voluntary ...

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National Carers' Week a chance to acknowledge the country's carers - like Máire-Anne

National Carers' Week a chance to acknowledge the country's carers - like Máire-Anne

Máire-Anne Doyle's father, Brian, reached his 90th birthday during the Covid-19 crisis but it was a day like any other lately because of the public health ...

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HSE expects up to 80% of population would use track and trace coronavirus app

HSE expects up to 80% of population would use track and trace coronavirus app

The HSE is to seek government approval for a Covid-19 contact and tracing app it hopes to launch later this month.

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Hiqa finds children remain at risk in services

Hiqa finds children remain at risk in services

Children remain at risk in some services and Tusla continues to face several key challenges, the Health Information and Quality Authority has warned.

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Simon Harris urged to clarify coronavirus reporting in disability settings

Simon Harris urged to clarify coronavirus reporting in disability settings

Inclusion Ireland says confusion remains around the reporting of Covid-19 cases in residential disability services.

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Calls to single-parent helpline double in lockdown

Calls to single-parent helpline double in lockdown

Calls to a helpline for one-parent families have almost doubled as many parents struggle with life in lockdown.

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