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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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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.
# Heart Attack
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.
# nothing we didn't know
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.
# farm safety
Winter is dangerous too: New app helps children stay safe on Irish farms
Two to three children die a year in farm-based accidents.
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.
# Gangland
Two men being questioned following foiled suspected shooting operation
A firearm and ammunition were recovered by gardaí yesterday.
# prevention
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
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
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.
# journey's end
'Secure zone' set up to stop Calais migrants sneaking onto lorries
The zone can hold up to 230 vehicles.
# prevention
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.
# Love/Hate
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.
Police aim to stamp out Christmas terror threat
This comes after a number of incidents during the same period last year.
# Mental Health
'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’.
# water safety
More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk
Men are twice as likely to drown as women.
# prevention
Majority of women who experience sexual assault know their attacker
New research published today also identifies age and alcohol consumption as factors in assaults.
# Focus Ireland
Dean of Christ Church Cathedral to ‘sleep rough’ next week
It’s to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland.
# Safety First
Minister Coveney announces new service for bereaved farm families
So far this year 20 people have died in farming accidents.
# Burglaries
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
# hep c
Hepatitis C could become rare disease in twenty two years
New research says screening and new drugs could almost eliminate the condition.
# prevention
Study finds link between high cholesterol and breast cancer
It also found that statins could help reduce women’s risk of breast cancer.
# pewpew
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
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
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
Ireland to spend €8.8 million on reducing suicide this year
The HSE has released its suicide prevention plans for 2014.
# HIV Positive
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.
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.
# console
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.
# Children
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.
# Haiti
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.