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Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives
# Education
# Education

Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM 10,586 Views 5 Comments

The students will have their project implemented during organ donation week.

Gardaí will be out in force to ensure everyone has a ‘safe and fun’ St. Patrick’s weekend
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Gardaí will be out in force to ensure everyone has a ‘safe and fun’ St. Patrick’s weekend

Mar 13th 2014, 9:30 PM 8,479 Views 38 Comments

“Between 2007 to 2013, 17 people were killed and seriously injured on our roads on St. Patrick’s Day

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland
# Harmful
# Harmful

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland

Mar 13th 2014, 11:25 AM 10,740 Views 87 Comments

Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.

US students win the right to wear 'I Heart Boobies' cancer bracelets
# Awareness
# Awareness

US students win the right to wear 'I Heart Boobies' cancer bracelets

Mar 10th 2014, 9:49 PM 13,699 Views 26 Comments

A school banned the bracelets maintaining they carried sexual connotations.

Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014
# Cervical Cancer Prevention
# Cervical Cancer Prevention

Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014

Jan 20th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,739 Views 33 Comments

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from January 19 to 25.

Connacht rugby star on the meningitis scare that rocked his family
# GIVING BACK
From The42
# GIVING BACK

Connacht rugby star on the meningitis scare that rocked his family

Nov 21st 2013, 8:44 PM 16,769 Views 3 Comments

George Naoupu’s sister-in-law had to learn how to walk and speak again after being struck down with the disease.

Former hurler aiming to feature in Paralympics after suffering sight loss
# Sports Star
From The42
# Sports Star

Former hurler aiming to feature in Paralympics after suffering sight loss

Nov 19th 2013, 5:25 PM 19,152 Views 12 Comments

Peter Ryan was diagnosed at 19 with a rare genetic disorder that resulted in sight loss.

HSA warn against workplace accidents due to 48 people dying last year
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

HSA warn against workplace accidents due to 48 people dying last year

Nov 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 6,934 Views 17 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority said so far this year 38 people have lost their lives in accidents at work.

VIDEOS: Learn how to order a pint using Irish Sign Language
# Sign It
# Sign It

VIDEOS: Learn how to order a pint using Irish Sign Language

Sep 22nd 2013, 5:30 PM 14,393 Views 35 Comments

Do you know how to say ‘hello’ or ‘thank you’ using ISL? We’re feeling generous today so we’ll teach you those as well.

Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner
# Suicide
# Suicide

Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner

Sep 12th 2013, 3:44 PM 12,035 Views 39 Comments

Terence Casey says the “plague” of suicides in Kerry has reduced since the late teenager appealed to young people not to take their own lives.

Almost 7 per cent drop shows smoking ban is working, insists Cancer Society
# Workplace Smoking
# Workplace Smoking

Almost 7 per cent drop shows smoking ban is working, insists Cancer Society

Aug 27th 2013, 6:00 AM 4,905 Views 27 Comments

A recently published ESRI working paper had found that the workplace ban had “little or no effect” on smoking habits.

Knowing the symptoms can 'BEAT' ovarian cancer, say pharmacists
# Silent Killer
# Silent Killer

Knowing the symptoms can 'BEAT' ovarian cancer, say pharmacists

Jun 28th 2013, 6:45 AM 14,705 Views 8 Comments

The ‘BEAT’ acronym can help women recognise the symptoms of the condition, which affects 300 women each year.

Call for vigilance as elder abuse in Ireland on the increase
# Awareness
# Awareness

Call for vigilance as elder abuse in Ireland on the increase

Jun 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 6,282 Views 17 Comments

Last year, the HSE said that it had seen an increase of almost 10 per cent on referrals for elder abuse.

Mandzukic loses Champions League medal, Ribery comes to the rescue
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

Mandzukic loses Champions League medal, Ribery comes to the rescue

May 26th 2013, 12:39 PM 3,668 Views 4 Comments

The Frenchman was the only one to notice the unfortunate occurrence.

Do you know the signs and symptoms of the 'silent killer'?
# Ovarian Cancer
# Ovarian Cancer

Do you know the signs and symptoms of the 'silent killer'?

Apr 26th 2013, 10:51 AM 16,088 Views 15 Comments

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the ‘silent killer’ ovarian cancer, which can be confused with other less serious conditions.

Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?

Apr 13th 2013, 7:00 PM 91 Views 44 Comments

As a recovering alcoholic I should say that alcohol advertising and sponsorship has no place in sport, but I can’t: I know there are few options for sports clubs and I need my GAA club to stay open, writes an anonymous contributor.

Call for industry to tackle dangers of detergent to children
# Detergent Danger
# Detergent Danger

Call for industry to tackle dangers of detergent to children

Apr 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,411 Views 26 Comments

Labour TD Ciara Conway said she is examining what can be done to ensure children are not at risk of danger from these pods.

Luas extension project changes name to "generate public awareness"
# Luas Cross City
# Luas Cross City

Luas extension project changes name to "generate public awareness"

Jan 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 13,614 Views 44 Comments

The project was known as BXD or Broombridge, but will now be known as the Luas Cross Line.

How safe is your workplace?
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

How safe is your workplace?

Oct 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,548 Views 17 Comments

Even if you work in an office, you could be at risk of health and safety issues. The CEO of the Health and Safety Authority tells us more.

Campaign highlights dangers of hair straighteners to children
# Campaign
# Campaign

Campaign highlights dangers of hair straighteners to children

Oct 15th 2012, 4:09 PM 11,993 Views 14 Comments

The campaign was launched following a rise in the number of children attending A&E at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children with hair straightener burns.

Government urged to bring in stem cell legislation
# Science
# Science

Government urged to bring in stem cell legislation

Oct 3rd 2012, 7:15 AM 3,070 Views 13 Comments

The government promised to regulate stem cell research in the Programme for Government – but there’s no sign of legislation yet.

Cycle for suicide awareness will go from Westport to Dublin... and back
# Suicide Awareness
# Suicide Awareness

Cycle for suicide awareness will go from Westport to Dublin... and back

Sep 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 7,921 Views 17 Comments

A 500 kilometre cycle to raise awareness of suicide and depression got under way early this morning and will continue all weekend.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - here's what you need to know
# Staying Safe
# Staying Safe

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - here's what you need to know

Sep 24th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,914 Views 2 Comments

The aim of the campaign is to make sure that people know its cause, how to prevent it, and how to detect it.

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge
# David's Way Round
# David's Way Round

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge

Aug 19th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,782 Views 4 Comments

David Exley, whose brother and son took their own lives, is travelling between 201 Samaritans branches in the UK and Ireland to highlight the charity’s services.

Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water
# Drink And Dive
# Drink And Dive

Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water

Jul 30th 2012, 11:06 AM 3,907 Views 7 Comments

Never ever drink and dive, swim or sail, says Irish Water Safety.

35 Marathon Man: Alan Corcoran becomes first to run a lap of Ireland
# Endurance
# Endurance

35 Marathon Man: Alan Corcoran becomes first to run a lap of Ireland

Jun 30th 2012, 3:51 PM 6,848 Views 20 Comments

The 21-year-old has completed his 917-mile roundtrip to raise funds for stroke awareness.

Festival shines light on homelessness in Ireland
# Homeless Festival
From The Daily Edge
# Homeless Festival

Festival shines light on homelessness in Ireland

Apr 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,486 Views 10 Comments

The classic Irish dark comedy Adam & Paul will be shown at the IFI on Saturday as part of an international festival raising awareness about homelessness.

Events around the country to mark World Suicide Prevention Day
# Suicide
# Suicide

Events around the country to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Sep 10th 2011, 12:04 PM 871 Views 1 Comment

An estimated 486 people took their own lives in Ireland last year. Events are being held around the world today to raise awareness.

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution
# Car Ban
# Car Ban

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution

Sep 5th 2011, 3:33 PM 490 Views 6 Comments

Bolivia’s President even left the car behind and jogged to work yesterday.