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# public-health - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help
# Medicine
# Medicine

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help

Sep 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,720 Views 37 Comments

The focus on research into and symptoms of Long Covid needs to be complimented by treatment options, writes Dr Jennifer Dineen.

# public-health - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,997 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,997 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 28th 2021, 1:52 PM 50,052 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

# public-health - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice
# Public Health
# Public Health

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 2:01 PM 30,720 Views 109 Comments

Dermot Farrell claimed the Government’s Covid-19 measures were “discriminatory” to the Catholic Church.

# public-health - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations
# Public Health
# Public Health

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:54 PM 19,375 Views 44 Comments

Charlie McConalogue asked people to follow the public health guidelines and to hold off on hosting the ceremonies.

# public-health - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:32 PM 21,842 Views 31 Comments

Dr Ryan also spoke of how inequality has led to poorer outcomes for marginalised groups during the pandemic.

# public-health - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Northern Ireland won't follow England's approach to easing restrictions, says deputy first minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Northern Ireland won't follow England's approach to easing restrictions, says deputy first minister

Jul 6th 2021, 4:42 PM 13,016 Views 9 Comments

Michelle O’Neill branded the UK Government’s approach to removing restrictions “reckless”.

# public-health - Saturday 5 June, 2021

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak

Jun 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 57,162 Views 28 Comments

Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.

# public-health - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 20,197 Views 42 Comments

After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.

# public-health - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

CMO warns Health Minister that the risk of a further spike in Covid-19 cases remains
# Nphet
# Nphet

CMO warns Health Minister that the risk of a further spike in Covid-19 cases remains

Jun 1st 2021, 4:41 PM 11,668 Views 8 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan advised that people who are not yet vaccinated should limit indoor interactions with other unvaccinated people.

# public-health - Thursday 15 April, 2021

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
# Public Health
# Public Health

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

Apr 15th 2021, 8:30 PM 11,919 Views 8 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

# public-health - Friday 9 April, 2021

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad
# Scoop The Poop
# Scoop The Poop

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad

Apr 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 27,711 Views 69 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Cormal Devlin says we need greater education and enforcement when it comes to the growing scourge of dog fouling.

# public-health - Friday 2 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2021, 4:09 PM 76,736 Views 168 Comments

Four deaths occurred in March, with four happening in February.

# public-health - Monday 29 March, 2021

E. coli outbreak identified at setting in Mid-West region
# VTEC
# VTEC

E. coli outbreak identified at setting in Mid-West region

Mar 29th 2021, 4:49 PM 29,458 Views 7 Comments

The outbreak affected young children in a single setting.

# public-health - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister

Feb 25th 2021, 12:31 PM 9,913 Views 3 Comments

Scally’s 170-page report into the CervicalCheck programme was published on 12 September 2018.

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
# Timeline
# Timeline

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women

Feb 25th 2021, 1:18 AM 14,899 Views 22 Comments
  • The powerful, brave women who pushed for a higher standard of cervical screening programme
  • A look at the reports that examined the CervicalCheck programme, and found it clinically sound
  • Where are we now with the issue of liability, the court cases, and the screening programme itself?

# public-health - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

HSE struggles to recruit public-health doctors, as it launches 2021 spending plan
# National Service Plan
# National Service Plan

HSE struggles to recruit public-health doctors, as it launches 2021 spending plan

Feb 24th 2021, 6:13 PM 12,773 Views 23 Comments

Over half of the HSE’s boosted budget will go towards non-Covid-19 measures.

# public-health - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message

Feb 10th 2021, 6:15 AM 13,847 Views 13 Comments

Dr Lorraine Doherty wrote on 21 December that the Covid-19 situation was “deteriorating”.

# public-health - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Olympic chief calls for 'patience and understanding' on Tokyo Games decision
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Olympic chief calls for 'patience and understanding' on Tokyo Games decision

Jan 27th 2021, 5:52 PM 1,234 Views 0 Comments

The emergence of new strains has sparked debate on whether the Games should take place.

# public-health - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources
# Doctor Strike
# Doctor Strike

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources

Jan 14th 2021, 2:15 PM 13,137 Views 15 Comments

They were due to strike today.

# public-health - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed
# Killorglin
# Killorglin

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed

Dec 16th 2020, 10:48 PM 39,105 Views 28 Comments

“It has been uncommon to see an outbreak of this scale among a school population,” a HSE letter sent to parents said.

# public-health - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,294 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# public-health - Friday 27 November, 2020

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status
# Public Health
# Public Health

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

Nov 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 12,937 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

# public-health - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
# Reopening
# Reopening

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'

Nov 25th 2020, 12:38 PM 37,821 Views 93 Comments

It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.

# public-health - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?

Nov 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 46,479 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission has signed agreements with four companies so far.

# public-health - Friday 16 October, 2020

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines
# Public Health
# Public Health

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines

Oct 16th 2020, 7:40 AM 28,410 Views 32 Comments

The plan will be focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention, gardaí said.

# public-health - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution
# Nphet
# Nphet

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 58,668 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

# public-health - Monday 14 September, 2020

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
# Nphet
# Nphet

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 43,743 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

Sep 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,345 Views 18 Comments

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# public-health - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise
# Public Health
# Public Health

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise

Sep 13th 2020, 3:56 PM 58,343 Views 113 Comments

Deputy Commissioner, policing and security, John Twomey said gardaí will have a “high visibility presence” in Dublin.

# public-health - Thursday 10 September, 2020

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks
# Schools
# Schools

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks

Sep 10th 2020, 2:11 PM 36,838 Views 47 Comments

There has only been one school in which a second case was identified after an original confirmed case.

# public-health - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message'
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message'

Aug 19th 2020, 8:08 PM 103,397 Views 121 Comments

In his message, Glynn acknowledged that yesterday’s measures may seem “unfair” for a “nation which loves sport”.

# public-health - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 6:34 PM 169,780 Views 282 Comments

Health officials have expressed concern at rising case numbers in recent weeks.

# public-health - Friday 7 August, 2020

The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here

Aug 7th 2020, 8:33 AM 40,165 Views 42 Comments

Health experts have issued a warning to people in the UK to take care in the sun.

# public-health - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown
# Operation Navigation
# Operation Navigation

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown

Jul 9th 2020, 7:16 AM 61,047 Views 116 Comments

Gardaí say a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in each of these cases.

# public-health - Friday 3 July, 2020

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening
# Pubs
# Pubs

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:15 PM 54,339 Views 158 Comments

This follows concerns that some licensed premises and customers haven’t been adhering to the public health guidelines.

# public-health - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'It's terrifying': Parents with sick children fear public flouting Covid-19 guidelines
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

'It's terrifying': Parents with sick children fear public flouting Covid-19 guidelines

Apr 30th 2020, 6:20 AM 53,390 Views 10 Comments

Cocooning was happening in the homes of some people long before it became a public health guideline.

# public-health - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland

Mar 29th 2020, 2:35 PM 22,525 Views 24 Comments

The death toll in Northern Ireland from the virus now stands at 21.

# public-health - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'

Apr 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,388 Views 9 Comments

But education and individual agency cannot help people to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to their health, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

# public-health - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 20,970 Views 23 Comments

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

# public-health - Friday 4 January, 2019

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus

Jan 4th 2019, 4:08 PM 49,242 Views 50 Comments

The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.

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