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# mmr - This year 2022

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
# Infectious
# Infectious

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses

Aug 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,249 Views 6 Comments

Of 46 cases this year so far, nearly one-third were notified in July.

# mmr - Last year 2021

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

Aug 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,881 Views 65 Comments
  • The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.
Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

May 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,542 Views 91 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,764 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?
# Oh Vienna
# Oh Vienna

Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?

Apr 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 55,692 Views 62 Comments

Officials want to add 17 EU countries to the list.

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future
# TGIP
# TGIP

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future

Mar 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,024 Views 33 Comments

Northern Ireland’s elected reps weren’t at the Brexit talks, where very detailed aspects of NI trade were regularly discussed.

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules

Mar 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,869 Views 69 Comments

Amárach Research gives a glimpse into how people currently feel about restrictions.

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?
# Adrenochrome
# Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?

Mar 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 58,700 Views 0 Comments

A false claim involving the chemical, RTÉ and dead infants was made at Saturday’s protest.

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

Feb 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,461 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch

Feb 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 60,740 Views 69 Comments

Ireland was likely experiencing record numbers of Covid-19 cases earlier than officially reported.

Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites
# Frosty
# Frosty

Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 11:01 AM 69,649 Views 30 Comments

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning is in place for most of the country today.

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,892 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week

Updated Feb 6th 2021, 8:19 AM 47,329 Views 74 Comments

The vast majority of people over 70 will receive their vaccine at a GP surgery.

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,953 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
# False News
# False News

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 70,595 Views 86 Comments

Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words

Feb 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 101,880 Views 52 Comments

A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,682 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,968 Views 17 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?

Jan 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,858 Views 43 Comments

There have been calls for investigations following the publication of a long-awaited report this week.

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 94,898 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.

# mmr - All time

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 30,836 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

'Tis the season: Covid-19 tests are in demand this Christmas as people begin to travel home
# Swab
# Swab

'Tis the season: Covid-19 tests are in demand this Christmas as people begin to travel home

Dec 14th 2020, 12:02 AM 25,498 Views 17 Comments

Public health doctors have been urging caution about over-reliance on testing.

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?

Dec 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 41,300 Views 0 Comments

Let’s take a look at how trials for the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have involved older age groups.

Health Minister criticised by union for not adhering to official recommendation on law to close meat plants
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health Minister criticised by union for not adhering to official recommendation on law to close meat plants

Nov 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,202 Views 34 Comments

The National Outbreak Control Team urged the Minister for Health to enact the law in July.

'We are not prepared for this at all': What happens if Donald Trump disputes the US election result?
# US Election
# US Election

'We are not prepared for this at all': What happens if Donald Trump disputes the US election result?

Nov 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 73,728 Views 99 Comments

Trump has repeatedly refused to commit to the result of this week’s presidential election.

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5

Oct 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 62,943 Views 115 Comments

The entire country has now entered Level 5 of Covid-19 restrictions.

Budget 2021: What measures kick in today?
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

Budget 2021: What measures kick in today?

Oct 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,907 Views 65 Comments

A number of changes have already kicked in since yesterday’s announcement.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,148 Views 55 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case
# Case Study
# Case Study

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case

Oct 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 101,422 Views 57 Comments

A mother has raised concerns about the policy of schools not taking action until contacted by the HSE.

Coronavirus: The entire country is now in Level 3 - here's what that means
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Coronavirus: The entire country is now in Level 3 - here's what that means

Oct 7th 2020, 12:10 AM 82,240 Views 60 Comments

The new restrictions kicked in at midnight.

Our 'last human right' or a 'slippery slope'? Inside the debate on assisted dying ahead of today's Dáil vote
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Our 'last human right' or a 'slippery slope'? Inside the debate on assisted dying ahead of today's Dáil vote

Oct 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 20,282 Views 40 Comments

TDs will vote today on whether to approve a bill that would legalise assisted dying.

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,155 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil

Sep 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,715 Views 56 Comments

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three

Sep 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 81,472 Views 80 Comments

Moving Dublin to Level 3 would be a significant step, the Taoiseach said.

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Sep 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 51,005 Views 168 Comments

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 3:52 PM 23,972 Views 15 Comments

The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.

Publicans: 'It would be a body blow if Dublin pubs have to remain closed'
# Opening The Doors
# Opening The Doors

Publicans: 'It would be a body blow if Dublin pubs have to remain closed'

Sep 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,738 Views 54 Comments

Yesterday, Cabinet agreed that ‘wet’ pubs can reopen their doors on 21 September.

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals

Sep 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,625 Views 62 Comments

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'
# Vintner Is Coming
# Vintner Is Coming

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'

Updated Sep 2nd 2020, 12:55 PM 101,788 Views 96 Comments

Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,099 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

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