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#Isolation

# isolation - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

New Donegal centre hopes to tackle mental health issues and rural isolation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

New Donegal centre hopes to tackle mental health issues and rural isolation

Oct 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,336 Views 9 Comments

The HSE area manager in Donegal explains what they hope to achieve by making a ‘one stop shop’ for mental health services.

# isolation - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 153 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# isolation - Friday 4 October, 2013

Global survey shows advanced breast cancer patients are battling isolation
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

Global survey shows advanced breast cancer patients are battling isolation

Oct 4th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,955 Views 6 Comments

A global survey has found that two-thirds of women with advanced breast cancer feel like no one knows what they are going through.

# isolation - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Sep 24th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,318 Views 130 Comments

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

# isolation - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

Jul 23rd 2013, 6:01 PM 5,510 Views 54 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

# isolation - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,042 Views 33 Comments

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# isolation - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Column: Keeping my faith can be challenging at times, but it's my safe haven
# Faith
# Faith

Column: Keeping my faith can be challenging at times, but it's my safe haven

Mar 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 435 Views 175 Comments

The choosing of a new pope has brought a positive feeling about the Roman Catholic Church and a sense of new beginnings, says Patricia McNally, who explains why her faith is so important to her.

# isolation - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Free seminar aims to support deaf teens and their parents who feel isolated
# Isolation
# Isolation

Free seminar aims to support deaf teens and their parents who feel isolated

Feb 9th 2013, 8:30 AM 3,043 Views 9 Comments

Irish Deaf Kids said students with hearing difficulties are now benefiting from modern technologies, which should be used more in schools.

# isolation - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Breivik files complaint over "aggravated torture" in prison
# Norway
# Norway

Breivik files complaint over "aggravated torture" in prison

Jan 31st 2013, 7:58 PM 13,433 Views 92 Comments

Breivik, who is serving a 21-year jail sentence for killing 77 people, has complained about being kept in isolation for too long.

# isolation - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin
# Elderly
# Elderly

Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin

Dec 13th 2012, 10:00 PM 14,097 Views 16 Comments

The elderly man, who had been dead for several days, was found in his home in Ballyfermot this morning.

# isolation - Sunday 23 September, 2012

One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census
# All Alone
# All Alone

One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:15 AM 6,934 Views 20 Comments

This interactive graph based on census data show how isolated people across parts of Ireland are.

# isolation - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Almost 80 per cent of lone pensioners have no internet access
# Pensioners
# Pensioners

Almost 80 per cent of lone pensioners have no internet access

Aug 30th 2012, 2:47 PM 4,307 Views 50 Comments

Age Action Ireland said it has concerns that older people may become increasingly isolated and excluded from certain services as they continue to move online.

# isolation - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 436 Views 30 Comments

Changes in Irish society have meant people lost touch with the communities around them, writes Alan Jagoe.

# isolation - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin

May 2nd 2012, 5:29 PM 6,974 Views 14 Comments

One case of TB has been confirmed at the Dublin 8 campus.

# isolation - Friday 23 December, 2011

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns
# Christmas
# Christmas

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:06 PM 1,966 Views 7 Comments

Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.

# isolation - Friday 18 November, 2011

Hillary Clinton to visit Burma
# Burma
# Burma

Hillary Clinton to visit Burma

Nov 18th 2011, 7:27 PM 1,172 Views 3 Comments

President Barack Obama said the historic trip by the Secretary of State will take place next month after the US said it saw “flickers of progress” in the country which has been isolated for decades.

# isolation - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment
# Solitary
# Solitary

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment

Oct 19th 2011, 1:18 PM 353 Views 7 Comments

The UN’s lead investigator on torture has called using solitary confinement as a punishment “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” – which can amount to “torture”.

# isolation - Friday 27 August, 2010

Chilean miners in good spirits (video)
# Trapped Miners
# Trapped Miners

Chilean miners in good spirits (video)

Aug 27th 2010, 3:56 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

Miners record special messages for their anxious relatives, as one family says it will sue mine owners.

# isolation - Thursday 26 August, 2010

Chile looks to the skies to keep its miners safe
# Trapped Miners
# Trapped Miners

Chile looks to the skies to keep its miners safe

Aug 26th 2010, 9:17 AM 220 Views 0 Comments

Authorities ask NASA for tips on how to keep the 33 miners amused while they wait for rescue.