Construction accidents drop despite increase in activity

Construction accidents drop despite increase in activity

Construction accidents are declining despite a huge increase in activity, it has emerged.

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Kerry University Hospital urges people to leave the ED services for 'patients who need them most'

Kerry University Hospital urges people to leave the ED services for 'patients who need them most'

Management at University Hospital Kerry has urged people to “keep our Emergency Department services for the patients who need them most.”

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Substantial delays on upgrades to West Cork hospitals

Substantial delays on upgrades to West Cork hospitals

Completion dates on approved upgrade works on five community hospitals across West Cork have been pushed out by up to three years, it has emerged.

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Public service card may be illegal, fears ICCL

Public service card may be illegal, fears ICCL

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is “deeply concerned” that the public service card (PSC) may be illegal and that it also impacts on those ...

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Irish scientists receive grant from Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research

Irish scientists receive grant from Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research

Irish neuroscientists researching a novel approach to brain repair for Parkinson's disease have got significant funding from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Serious shortcomings at Kerry centre for people with disabilities

Serious shortcomings at Kerry centre for people with disabilities

It was one of 29 reports from a number of similar homes carried out by the health watchdog in the last few months, with most found to be compliant.

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Demand for post-abortion support more than doubles, Cork Sexual Health Centre reports

Demand for post-abortion support more than doubles, Cork Sexual Health Centre reports

Demand for post-termination counselling more than doubled last year, the Sexual Health Centre in Cork has reported.

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Formerly conjoined Cork twins raise money for Crumlin hospital with Toy Story 4 chari-tees

Formerly conjoined Cork twins raise money for Crumlin hospital with Toy Story 4 chari-tees

Twin brothers Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf are promoting Toy Story 4 T-shirts specially produced to raise funds for Crumlin Children's Hospital.

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Siblings of children who experienced sexual abuse to be part of study

Siblings of children who experienced sexual abuse to be part of study

Brothers and sisters of children who experienced child sexual abuse are to be part of a ground-breaking national study by academics.

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Heartbroken mother of Santina Cawley: 'Confess what you did to my baby'

Heartbroken mother of Santina Cawley: 'Confess what you did to my baby'

The child's father, Michael, found her lying unconscious having suffered multiple bone fractures, cuts and bruises in the Elderwood Park complex off Boreenmanna ...

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Most landlords feel rent restrictions are unfair, research shows

Most landlords feel rent restrictions are unfair, research shows

Research shows that rent pressure zones are having a “moderating effect” on rent inflation but most landlords feel the restrictions are unfair.

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Mark Cagney to leave Ireland AM after almost 20 years

Mark Cagney is to leave Ireland AM after almost 20 years at the helm of the popular breakfast show, Virgin Media Television has confirmed.

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'Dramatic fall off' in first-time buyers if Help-to-Buy scheme not extended, expert warns

'Dramatic fall off' in first-time buyers if Help-to-Buy scheme not extended, expert warns

That was the stark warning from the head of credit at MyMortgages.ie, Joe Sheahan

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Dr Gabriel Scally: CervicalCheck controversy 'completely lacked grace or compassion'

Dr Gabriel Scally: CervicalCheck controversy 'completely lacked grace or compassion'

The public health doctor who investigated the CervicalCheck controversy said he could not find any "grace or compassion" anywhere.

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Paul Reid wants to see 'more devolved' HSE

Paul Reid wants to see 'more devolved' HSE

New HSE boss Paul Reid wants to see a “more devolved” health system.

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10-fold hike in cases of mumps

There has been a tenfold increase in the number of cases of mumps reported in the past six months.

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OECD highlights 'catastrophic' consultant shortage

OECD highlights 'catastrophic' consultant shortage

New figures confirm the “catastrophic consultant” shortage, the Irish Medical Organisation has claimed.

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One-third of trainee doctors involved in adverse event

One-third of trainee doctors involved in adverse event

One in three trainee doctor specialists has been involved in an adverse patient event, it has emerged.

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'It is a secret you have to keep' - 24-year-old's life on hold because of undocumented status

'It is a secret you have to keep' - 24-year-old's life on hold because of undocumented status

Rashmi suffers from a "constant burning unease" because she is an undocumented young person.

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Outdoor workers urged to protect against sun exposure as deaths related to skin cancer on the rise

Outdoor workers urged to protect against sun exposure as deaths related to skin cancer on the rise

Working in the sun can be deadly - more than one person employed outdoors dies every week from skin cancer.

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30,000 women on waiting list to see gynaecologist

30,000 women on waiting list to see gynaecologist

Almost 30,000 women are waiting for an out-patient appointment to see a gynaecologist, an increase of 43% since 2014, it has emerged.

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Latest: Deferral of three-day strike 'good news' for patients

Latest: Deferral of three-day strike 'good news' for patients

Latest: Three days of strikes by 10,000 health workers next week have been deferred at the request of the Labour Court.

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Key priority of new HSE board is restoring public trust, says chief

Key priority of new HSE board is restoring public trust, says chief

The head of the new board of the HSE says “the challenge” will be to ensure they deliver the best healthcare for the money available.

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Ireland achieves highest recycling rate to surpass EU targets

Ireland achieves highest recycling rate to surpass EU targets

Ireland has achieved its highest ever rate of recycling, surpassing all EU recycling targets, Repak reports.

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Ireland exceeds EU recycling objectives, but 'major effort' needed for future targets

Ireland exceeds EU recycling objectives, but 'major effort' needed for future targets

Ireland has achieved its highest ever rate of recycling, surpassing all EU recycling targets, Repak reports.

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Micheál Martin: Lack of diabetes care in Cork 'not acceptable'

Micheál Martin: Lack of diabetes care in Cork 'not acceptable'

Micheál Martin was referring to new HSE figures that he claims are “further evidence” of Fine Gael's failure to properly manage the health service ...

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Principal highlights developmental challenges seen among children impacted by homelessness

Principal highlights developmental challenges seen among children impacted by homelessness

The principal of a Dublin inner city school has said children impacted by homelessness are not able to develop properly because of their circumstances.

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70% of mental health facilities 'dirty, malodorous and poorly maintained', inspector reports

A number of centres remain unsuitable and not fit for purpose.

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‘Shop around to save on health insurance,’ expert advises

‘Shop around to save on health insurance,’ expert advises

Consumers need to be careful now and start shopping around again well in advance of the renewal of their health insurance cover, a health insurance expert has warned. ...

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Care groups 'coerced' into hiding true service costs, committee told

Care groups 'coerced' into hiding true service costs, committee told

Cash-strapped organisations providing care to thousands of people with disabilities are being “coerced” into hiding the true cost of delivering services, ...

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Nearly 560,000 waiting for treatment

Nearly 560,000 waiting for treatment

Latest waiting list figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show that they continued to climb this month, reaching 558,484 last week.

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High-risk group to be given pill to prevent HIV infection

High-risk group to be given pill to prevent HIV infection

A HIV prevention strategy using a highly effective drug will be launched in the autumn.

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Simon Harris to launch HIV prevention stategy later this year

Simon Harris to launch HIV prevention stategy later this year

A HIV prevention strategy using a highly effective drug will be launched in the autumn.

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New treatment gives hope to multiple myeloma cancer sufferers

New treatment gives hope to multiple myeloma cancer sufferers

A clinical trial involving Irish patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma has found that a new treatment option is highly effective.

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Fewer women travelled to UK for abortions last year

Fewer women travelled to UK for abortions last year

Fewer women gave Irish addresses at abortion clinics in Britain last year, but there was a 15% increase in the number buying abortion pills online.

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Road deaths fell by 68% in last 10 years as RSA seek to tackle 'killer behaviours'

Road deaths fell by 68% in last 10 years as RSA seek to tackle 'killer behaviours'

Deaths on Irish roads fell by more than two-thirds over the last 10 years, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

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Public patients in West Cork waiting five years for cataract surgery forced to travel for procedure

Public patients in West Cork waiting five years for cataract surgery forced to travel for procedure

Public patients forced to go to Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the EU for routine procedures are waiting months to be reimbursed by the HSE.

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Additional children's hospital costs could run to 'tens of millions'

Additional children's hospital costs could run to 'tens of millions'

Further cost overruns during the development of the national children’s hospital are "highly likely", an Oireachtas committee has been told.

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Report shows the extent of binge drinking among young Irish people

Report shows the extent of binge drinking among young Irish people

During Men's Health Week, Drinkaware will be highlighting their new campaign – Change the Trend, to improve the health and well being of young Irish men.

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Consultants in 'care can’t wait’ drive

Consultants in 'care can’t wait’ drive

A social media campaign being launched today by hospital consultants highlights the increasing waiting times for outpatient appointments.

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Call for ‘urgent delivery’ of adult safeguarding law

Call for ‘urgent delivery’ of adult safeguarding law

An organisation working to protect vulnerable adults is calling for “urgent delivery” of safeguarding legislation.

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Bishops give guarded response to wording change for the Lord's Prayer

Bishops have given a guarded response when asked if they plan to follow their Italian counterparts and change the wording of the Lord's Prayer.

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30% of cyclists admitted to hospital were involved in a collision with a vehicle

30% of cyclists admitted to hospital were involved in a collision with a vehicle

A medical expert has quantified the greater risk to cyclists who do not wear a bike helmet.

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Cork nursing home criticised for failures to provide 'effective and safe service'

Cork nursing home criticised for failures to provide 'effective and safe service'

A private nursing home in Cork has been criticised by the State's health care services' watchdog for failing to ensure that “an effective and safe service” ...

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Reports show risks in children's services remain despite improvements

Reports show risks in children's services remain despite improvements

Risks remain in children's services due to staffing shortages, ineffective governance and management and a lack of regulation, the Health Information and Quality ...

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'Undercurrent' of low-level racist violence in Ireland, says European human rights group

'Undercurrent' of low-level racist violence in Ireland, says European human rights group

An undercurrent of low-level racist violence in Ireland must be tackled, a European human rights organisation has urged.

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Dublin archbishop appeals for information on three gang-related shootings

Those involved in the latest spate of gang-related shootings must be put behind bars and their “business of death” undermined and destroyed, Archbishop ...

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Munster worst affected by hospital overcrowding last month

Munster worst affected by hospital overcrowding last month

Three Munster-based acute public hospitals were worst affected by overcrowding in May, it has emerged.

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Higgins: Gardeners the 'canaries in our coal mine' as they have suffered effects of climate change

Higgins: Gardeners the 'canaries in our coal mine' as they have suffered effects of climate change

Gardeners could be the “canaries in our coal mine” because they already see the effects of climate change, President Michael D Higgins said at the opening ...

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Underwater garden sees green wave wash over Bloom

Underwater garden sees green wave wash over Bloom

The green wave has washed over Bloom with the first ever underwater garden exposing the threat of plastic in our seas.

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