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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# midwest

This year
# winter surge
Surge in viruses seen in the Mid-West as some people contract more than one virus
Public Health Mid-West said it has seen a “noticeable increase” in adults.
# midwest
Pilot project to ease overcrowding at Limerick hospital under way
Ambulances in the region will be able to bring patients directly to Ennis Hospital instead of them waiting on a trolley at University Hospital Limerick.
# midwest
Ambulances will be able to bring patients 'directly' to Ennis instead of Limerick from Monday
The region has seen record breaking overcrowding in recent days.
# midwest
Explainer: What is going on with overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick?
A major internal incident was declared at the hospital yesterday as it became overwhelmed by patient numbers.
All time
# New Tech Uni
Ireland’s newest Technological University officially opens
The new university will have a student population of 14,000 across six counties.
# deep freeze
'We're not out of the woods yet': Ten people now confirmed dead in US cold snap
At least eight people have died in the polar vortex with the fear of hypothermia rising.
# deep freeze
Colder than Antarctica: People told to stay home in a dozen states as big freeze grips America
Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 28 degrees.
This hard-hitting video could challenge people's views on rape
“Most people who are raped already know the person who raped them,” said Rape Crisis Midwest.
# crisis funding
Two rape crisis centres are to close temporarily as cuts take hold
The services in Clare and Tipperary will be closed for at least a month because of a €120,000 shortfall.
# deep freeze
PICS: US Midwest braces itself for record freeze
A ‘polar vortex’ is leading to record low temperatures.
# Storms
Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest
Trees were uprooted, cars flipped and houses flattened.
# United States
Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east
At least six people have died as a result of the storm with authorities telling people to stay at home and not risk treacherous roads.
# Storms
12 killed in severe US storms
Winds of up to 270 kph tore through neighbourhoods, destroying homes in the Midwest and killing at least 12 people.
# clare to there
Why do China's leaders love visiting Shannon?
Newswhip’s Paul Quigley discovers how Shannon, Co Clare helped invent modern China.