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# prevention - Saturday 17 August, 2019

How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison

Experts in the area say their work can face strong opposition from the public but it is vital to ensure offenders do not harm anyone else.

# prevention - Thursday 7 December, 2017

New heart failure trial 'would reduce trolleys in emergency departments by a third'

As far as its researchers know, Ireland is the only country in the world to offer the STOP-Heart Failure trial as a healthcare service.

# prevention - Monday 5 June, 2017

Kerry has one of Ireland's highest rates of suicide - will the government's 'action plan' help?

The outgoing Kerry coroner is critical of the government’s new plan to reduce suicides in Kerry.

# prevention - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Winter is dangerous too: New app helps children stay safe on Irish farms

Two to three children die a year in farm-based accidents.

# prevention - Saturday 6 August, 2016

What do I do if I find something unusual on my skin? Here's some advice from an expert

Roseleen Flaherty from the Irish Cancer Society talks about how to check if you have skin cancer.

# prevention - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Two men being questioned following foiled suspected shooting operation

A firearm and ammunition were recovered by gardaí yesterday.

# prevention - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Support for €1.50 date rape drug test kit to be sold in pubs

The Test Your Drink kit has been tested by the University of Ulster.

# prevention - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions

By monitoring the severity of concussions, the BrainBAND aims to prevent long-term injuries from developing.

# prevention - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers Prevention This post contains a poll

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers

The New South Wales justice minister pointed to the number of paedophiles likely to re-offend soon after their release.

# prevention - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'Secure zone' set up to stop Calais migrants sneaking onto lorries

The zone can hold up to 230 vehicles.

# prevention - Thursday 11 December, 2014

What should you be doing to keep the burglars out of your home? spoke to a security expert about what we should be doing to stay safe.

# prevention - Thursday 4 December, 2014

The King Nidge runners have been donated to charity... but they could be yours

Pieta House are now in possession of the coveted shoes, and are running a text-to-win competition.

# prevention - Monday 1 December, 2014

Police aim to stamp out Christmas terror threat

This comes after a number of incidents during the same period last year.

# prevention - Thursday 27 November, 2014

'We shouldn't be afraid to talk about suicide - it's the only way to understand it'

A talk is taking place in Dublin tonight on ‘Understanding the Suicidal Mind’.

# prevention - Monday 17 November, 2014

More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk

Men are twice as likely to drown as women.

# prevention - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Majority of women who experience sexual assault know their attacker

New research published today also identifies age and alcohol consumption as factors in assaults.

# prevention - Friday 10 October, 2014

Dean of Christ Church Cathedral to ‘sleep rough’ next week

It’s to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland.

# prevention - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families

So far this year 20 people have died in farming accidents.

# prevention - Monday 22 September, 2014

Over €35 million worth of property was stolen from Irish homes in the last year

That’s according to research carried out by the Garda National Crime Prevention Unit.

# prevention - Friday 5 September, 2014

Three-quarters of suicides take place in low-income regions

Three-quarters of all suicides take place in lower-income regions, according to a new WHO report.

Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention

Ireland is one country with such a plan, Reach Out, which has been in operation since 2005.

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert

There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.

# prevention - Thursday 4 September, 2014

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds - WHO report

A major new report by WHO is calling for action in addressing “a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long”.

# prevention - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Emergency services staff reach out to people at risk of suicide

The Limerick members of the Fire and Rescue Service, gardaí and ambulance staff will all take part in the training.

# prevention - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: Our water infrastructure is a mess but there is a better way

Promising projects worldwide are successfully demonstrating the union of ecology, flood prevention and recreation.

# prevention - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Irish study finds aspirin may help stop breast cancer from spreading

However, researchers have cautioned that women should not start taking aspirin as a precautionary measure.

# prevention - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Hepatitis C could become rare disease in twenty two years

New research says screening and new drugs could almost eliminate the condition.

# prevention - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Study finds link between high cholesterol and breast cancer

It also found that statins could help reduce women’s risk of breast cancer.

# prevention - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Scientists create laser device that can detect drunk drivers

By shining a laser through a car from the side of the road, researchers can measure blood alcohol levels inside moving vehicles.

# prevention - Friday 30 May, 2014

Suicides among young people decreased significantly last year

But the Console charity says the fall hasn’t been matched in other parts of society.

# prevention - Friday 14 March, 2014

Galway Mayor calls for netting to be put on two bridges to help prevent suicides

Mayor Padraig Conneely says that something has to be done to tackle suicide rates in Galway.

# prevention - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Ireland to spend €8.8 million on reducing suicide this year

The HSE has released its suicide prevention plans for 2014.

# prevention - Friday 29 November, 2013

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

A new testing programme at the Mater Hospital diagnosed almost three in every 1,000 people with the HIV infection.

# prevention - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees

The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.

# prevention - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

1,000 people honour loved ones at Console Celebration of Light Console This post contains images

1,000 people honour loved ones at Console Celebration of Light

The event was organised by the national suicide prevention charity Console, and took place in Maynooth.

# prevention - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Children's services "need more prevention and early intervention"

That is according to a number of leading children’s groups, who say that there are ‘pockets of multiple disadvantage’ in parts of Ireland.

# prevention - Friday 11 May, 2012

Haiti 'unprepared' for cholera resurgence

The onset of the rainy season means an increase in cholera, but the country is not prepared for this, Médecins Sans Frontières has said.