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# pandemic - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge
# Covid19
# Covid19

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge

Sat 12:05 AM 44,130 Views 26 Comments

Last week there was a more than 50% jump in reported case numbers.

# pandemic - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Majority of complaints about Covid-19 news articles linked to anonymous Facebook group
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Majority of complaints about Covid-19 news articles linked to anonymous Facebook group

Jun 21st 2022, 6:15 AM 14,668 Views 5 Comments

More than 500 complaints in total were made last year – 200 of those related to coverage of the pandemic.

# pandemic - Monday 20 June, 2022

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic

Jun 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,505 Views 28 Comments

Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.

# pandemic - Friday 27 May, 2022

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?

May 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 19,021 Views 25 Comments
  • The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
  • Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
  • We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.

# pandemic - Monday 23 May, 2022

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
# Davos
# Davos

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

May 23rd 2022, 8:02 AM 18,246 Views 41 Comments

A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

# pandemic - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland

May 22nd 2022, 5:37 PM 66,913 Views 23 Comments

Earlier this month, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control classified two sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as variants of concern.

# pandemic - Friday 20 May, 2022

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace
# Periods
# Periods

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace

May 20th 2022, 12:30 PM 18,095 Views 44 Comments

Over 70% of respondents in a survey conducted by the union had taken time off work because of their periods.

# pandemic - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%

May 17th 2022, 6:35 AM 14,022 Views 1 Comment

Over half of the complaints in 2021 related to education.

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,632 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

# pandemic - Thursday 5 May, 2022

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
# Excess Mortality
# Excess Mortality

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,156 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

# pandemic - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,135 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

# pandemic - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 27th 2022, 6:38 PM 12,100 Views 4 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association are holding their annual conference in Sligo.

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules

Apr 27th 2022, 11:21 AM 8,715 Views 7 Comments

The case was brought by two women whose fathers died from Covid-19.

# pandemic - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Poll: Do you still wear a face mask in certain situations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still wear a face mask in certain situations?

Apr 2nd 2022, 11:14 AM 80,679 Views 71 Comments

They’re no longer mandatory, but they can still offer protection against catching or spreading Covid-19.

# pandemic - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios

Mar 30th 2022, 9:23 PM 43,393 Views 15 Comments

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, said the virus still has “a lot of energy left”.

# pandemic - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement

Mar 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,193 Views 36 Comments
  • Around 14 people will sit on the new group, due to be announced this week, Christina Finn writes.
  • Government reportedly believes some 'fresh' thinking is required on group.
  • It is understood that Health Minister wants to ensure scientists are well represented and that there is a better gender balance.

# pandemic - Sunday 20 March, 2022

Tánaiste rules out bringing back Covid restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Tánaiste rules out bringing back Covid restrictions

Mar 20th 2022, 6:01 PM 58,524 Views 36 Comments

There are currently around 1,100 people in hospital with Covid, with some 50 people in ICU.

# pandemic - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,681 Views 132 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night

# pandemic - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds
# Covid Flying
# Covid Flying

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:13 AM 16,095 Views 40 Comments

The carrier received a refund satisfaction score of just 47% in a survey by consumer group Which?

# pandemic - Friday 21 January, 2022

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March

Jan 21st 2022, 8:51 PM 8,944 Views 0 Comments

A national commemoration event will take place on Sunday 20 March.

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass
# Public Worship
# Public Worship

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass

Jan 21st 2022, 4:22 PM 22,482 Views 0 Comments

The costs are estimated to be a six-figure sum.

# pandemic - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 4:15 PM 242,203 Views 240 Comments

In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.

# pandemic - Sunday 26 December, 2021

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach

Dec 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 48,926 Views 27 Comments

Micheál Martin says he is hopeful for 2022.

# pandemic - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Why have Leinster been left angry after ECPR awarded 28-0 win to Montpellier?
# Saga
From The42
# Saga

Why have Leinster been left angry after ECPR awarded 28-0 win to Montpellier?

Dec 16th 2021, 9:02 PM 56,769 Views 49 Comments

The Irish province had a matchday 23 cleared by the Irish authorities to travel.

Leinster's game called OFF with Montpellier awarded bonus-point win
# Cancelled
From The42
# Cancelled

Leinster's game called OFF with Montpellier awarded bonus-point win

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 5:59 PM 46,924 Views 45 Comments

The French government is toughening rules on travel from the UK from midnight on Friday.

'We were doing scrums with masks on' - Leinster players wait on final call
# Protocols
From The42
# Protocols

'We were doing scrums with masks on' - Leinster players wait on final call

Dec 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,451 Views 0 Comments

A decision on the Covid-threatened clash with Montpellier will be made today.

# pandemic - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Wasps forced into changes against Munster after positive Covid-19 tests
# Disruption
From The42
# Disruption

Wasps forced into changes against Munster after positive Covid-19 tests

Dec 12th 2021, 12:17 PM 16,076 Views 3 Comments

The English club have had a late setback before their clash in Coventry.

Opinion: Listen to our mothers - fresh air and ventilation can prevent virus spread in hospitals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Listen to our mothers - fresh air and ventilation can prevent virus spread in hospitals

Dec 12th 2021, 7:15 AM 21,290 Views 11 Comments

Prof Hilary Humphreys says too many of our hospitals in Ireland are cluttered and cramped which does not help containment of viruses.

# pandemic - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland

Dec 8th 2021, 2:23 PM 27,517 Views 12 Comments

Some of the players and staff who arrived back from South Africa have since tested positive.

# pandemic - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa

Nov 30th 2021, 1:02 PM 35,763 Views 10 Comments

10 of their players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

# pandemic - Monday 29 November, 2021

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa

Nov 29th 2021, 2:10 PM 28,140 Views 10 Comments

Two members of the touring party will have to remain in Cape Town.

Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics, says WHO chief
# Covid-19 Accord
# Covid-19 Accord

Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics, says WHO chief

Nov 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 17,209 Views 16 Comments

A virtual meeting of the UN’s health agency is seeking to devise a global action plan for tackling future pandemics.

# pandemic - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Coalition leaders to meet with NPHET tomorrow to discuss Covid situation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coalition leaders to meet with NPHET tomorrow to discuss Covid situation

Nov 28th 2021, 8:01 PM 45,222 Views 54 Comments

The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been deemed a ‘concern’ by the World Health Organisation.

# pandemic - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Germany passes milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19
# Germany
# Germany

Germany passes milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

Nov 25th 2021, 2:50 PM 9,750 Views 37 Comments

The country’s health minister has said rising cases mean everyone who is not vaccinated will have caught the virus by the end of winter.

ICU nurses: 'No more clapping by the public or lighting candles. At this stage, it's an insult'
# Capacity
# Capacity

ICU nurses: 'No more clapping by the public or lighting candles. At this stage, it's an insult'

Nov 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 99,592 Views 68 Comments
  • Staff in intensive care units say they're at breaking point as a fourth Covid surge hits, Órla Ryan reports
  • "ICU nurses and doctors are absolutely exhausted and we haven't even hit the winter peak," one nurse said
  • Most ICU beds are full and the HSE is making efforts to increase surge capacity

# pandemic - Friday 19 November, 2021

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s
# Boosters
# Boosters

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s

Nov 19th 2021, 3:12 PM 11,642 Views 37 Comments

The booster decision comes as cases are rapidly rising nationally in the US

# pandemic - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Work in the live events or nightlife industry? Tell us how the Covid-19 restrictions have affected you
# Your Story
# Your Story

Work in the live events or nightlife industry? Tell us how the Covid-19 restrictions have affected you

Nov 17th 2021, 1:37 PM 6,892 Views 0 Comments

We want to hear your stories about how the restrictions since March 2020 have impacted your work life.

# pandemic - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

You tell us: How are you living your life right now during the Covid-19 pandemic?
# Your Story
# Your Story

You tell us: How are you living your life right now during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Nov 16th 2021, 11:42 AM 14,743 Views 0 Comments

Have the rising numbers changed how many social contacts you have, or are things unchanged? You tell us.

# pandemic - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Gardaí cut collective leave allowance as 'contingency' for possible Christmas Covid-19 measures
# Pandemic Policing
# Pandemic Policing

Gardaí cut collective leave allowance as 'contingency' for possible Christmas Covid-19 measures

Nov 10th 2021, 10:00 PM 47,601 Views 23 Comments

The garda Covid-19 Co-ordination Unit told gardaí the measure will take effect on 22 November.

# pandemic - Friday 5 November, 2021

Heading into winter, how are other countries in Europe coping with the latest Covid wave?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Heading into winter, how are other countries in Europe coping with the latest Covid wave?

Nov 5th 2021, 6:15 AM 27,603 Views 26 Comments

Germany reported its biggest daily increase in cases since the start of the pandemic yesterday.

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