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# Delays

    # Delays
    An Post experiencing delays with post coming from UK following Royal Mail strikes
    An Post’s head of communications Anna McHugh told The Journal there are “big problems” with post coming from and leaving Britain.
    # Adoption Authority of Ireland
    Officials warned that lack of social workers would delay giving adopted people their records
    New documents reveal that officials in the AAI and Tusla had raised concerns about difficulties recruiting staff in the months leading up to the Birth Information and Tracing Act coming into effect.
    New documents reveal that officials in the AAI and Tusla had raised concerns about difficulties recruiting social workers, Órla Ryan reports
    In December, adopted people were informed that they may not receive their records until autumn 2023
    In the months leading up to the Birth Information and Tracing Act being enacted, efforts were made to hire more staff
    Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
    # AAI
    Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
    The AAI wrote to people today, confirming further delays.
    # blood test backlog
    St Vincent's Hospital experiencing 'significant delays' in processing blood tests for GP patients
    Staffing issues over the last three weeks has resulted in a backlog from the time the bloods are received in the lab to when the results are sent back to GPs.
    # tusla
    Waiting time for adopted people to get birth information triples to 90 days
    Tusla and the AAI are finding it “difficult” to process and respond to all applications due to the high demand.
    # Delays
    Aer Lingus says Sunday will 'operate as normal' after cancelling 51 flights due to IT error
    Thousands of people have been queuing inside and outside Dublin Airport today due to long delays.
    # tusla
    HIQA inspection finds child sexual abuse case left waiting 11 months for initial assessment
    Tusla services in the Louth Meath area were deemed non-compliant by inspectors in three areas of quality and safety.
    # Delays
    Over 110 complaints made to ambulance service last year, with almost half in Munster
    A spokeswoman said the National Ambulance Service receives over 365,000 emergency calls a year.
    # DAA
    Dublin Airport says its plan to handle the summer surge is working
    The airport authority issued an update to say that its improvements ahead of the summer period had “achieved their desired result”.
    # Delays
    Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year
    Complaints relate to the long delays as well as citizenship issues.
    # Delays
    HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children
    Lengthy delays and a lack of resources were the main issues noted.
    # Delays
    Dublin Airport sees busy morning 'with none of the delays of last week'
    As many as 49,000 passengers are expected to depart from Dublin Airport today.
    # Delays
    Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney
    Last month, 170,000 passports went out successfully, said Minister Simon Coveney.
    # Delays
    Passengers travelling on some Irish Rail services experience delays due to 'security alert'
    The PSNI and gardaí carried out “precautionary security checks” on trains travelling between Belfast and Dublin.
    # flight into error
    Dublin Airport apologises for long delays at security and says more staff are being trained up
    It is hoped that more new staff can begin working on the frontline in the coming weeks.
    # Delays
    Tuesday finish possible at Players Championship as rain wreaks havoc to schedule
    Rory McIlroy bogeyed the sixth, 10th and 14th to drop back to one over on a rain-interrupted day at Sawgrass.
    # breastcheck
    'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year
    The service said it will be more in line with England during this time, which screens women every three years.
    # Delays
    One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry
    In two instances in the first half of this year, there was a more than two-hour delay in paramedics arriving after being called.
    # Civil Registration Service
    'It's a nightmare': Parents still experiencing delays of up to eight weeks for birth registrations
    The delays are blocking parents from accessing State welfare payments.
    The delays are causing particular stress for financially vulnerable families who now cannot access State supports, Michelle Hennessy reports.
    In response to criticisms, the government had said walk-in services were available but The Journal has confirmed they are not available in every county.
    # Transport
    Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
    The project was due to be completed by 2027.
    # Delays
    Dublin Airport apologises for 'lengthy queues' at security screening
    Passengers expressed anger on social media over the length of time they spent in queues.
    # direct provision
    'Dismay' as asylum seekers now waiting over two years for claims to be processed
    Protection applicants are waiting almost 27 months for a decision on their application.
    # AstraZeneca
    AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
    The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.
    # Driving Test
    RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
    The RSA launched a new online portal in December.
    # Delays
    Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
    “The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.
    # Delays
    Covid restrictions and lockdowns globally impacting international deliveries, An Post warns
    Many items posted in Ireland during December for delivery across the world are still in transit.
    # Delays
    Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED
    Patients who do attend the emergency department are likely to experience delays.
    # Delays
    Trump says he will delay G7 summit to Autumn and invite other countries to join
    Trump said he would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to the group.
    # Delays
    Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week
    Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.
    # Delays
    Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis
    GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.
    # democrats
    Iowa caucus results majorly delayed due to 'quality checks' and new reporting rules
    The Democratic Party said the problem was not a result of a “hack or an intrusion”.
    # Irish Rail
    Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station
    Services were suspended while emergency services dealt with a “trespasser” on the tracks.
    # Louth
    Delays on M1 motorway as emergency services attend multiple collisions
    Emergency services are dealing with a number of collisions on the M1 this morning.
    # tag off
    Disruption to Red Line Luas services due to car on tracks - again
    No services are operating between Heuston and Blackhorse due to the incident at Rialto.
    # Delays
    Significant delays to Luas Green Line this morning after technical fault
    “We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” Luas said.
    # Delays
    Commuters facing delays on Luas Red Line this morning due to technical faults
    Luas tickets are being accepted on Dublin Bus this morning.
    # complex build
    Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays
    The project has been mired in controversy over spiralling costs.
    # Delays
    'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs
    Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.
    # Electrical fault
    Delays to Luas Green line after power failure
    There is a “very limited” service currently operating between Parnell and Brides Glen.
    # Diversions
    Traffic delays expected this weekend as M7 diversions kick in
    The speed limit will be reduced to 25km/hr in some parts.
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