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An Taisce releases list of 10 most at-risk buildings, including the Iveagh Markets in Dublin
The heritage charity has marked the ten important structures in Ireland as being in “a state of disrepair”.
HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals
Do not go unless you are an at-risk person or your flu is getting worse after a week, Dr Vida Hamilton has advised.
Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals
Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.
Scores of monkeys are wrongly being killed in Rio in a yellow fever panic
Mosquitoes are actually, in fact, those who transmit the yellow fever virus, not monkeys.
Breach at US credit check company exposes 143 million people to identity theft
The breach happened in July but executives only informed the public this week.
'They made me realise that... I'm not worth nothing': The positive effects of mentoring at-risk youths
A new report found mentoring can significantly reduce the risk of a youth reoffending.
Italy orders investigations after spate of childbirth deaths
The country has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.
Hungry polar bears trap researchers in weather station
The workers are living in a remote weather station on the north Russian island of Vaygach.
Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker
The number of cases yet to be assigned to a social worker has reduced by just over 5% since the end of 2014.
HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses
Training sessions are underway with service users, family members and services.
Five questions that everyone has about Ebola
Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?
At-risk youth may be 'unemployable' after recession
‘Meaningful’ action needed so vulnerable young people share in recovery.
49 per cent of people believe meningitis only affects small children. (They're wrong).
A survey carried out by an Irish charity found there were some widespread misunderstandings about the illness.
Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.
Ireland has the highest fertility rate in the European Union
New figures from Eurostar also show that Ireland has a higher than average rate of people who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion and has experienced one of the highest falls in employment.
Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline
BirdWatch Ireland has warned that the long-eared owl, the barn owl and the kestrel are in crisis due to lack of food.
Demand for exotic pets pushes species to brink
For every endangered animal in a pet shop or home – ten others could have died during capture or transportation.