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# testing - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Explainer: How testing for Covid-19 works now and why you still need to isolate when sick - even if not tested

Around 20,000 people a day have been seeking a test – now the scope has been narrowed down to focus on priority groups.

# testing - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Patients seeking coronavirus test must now have at least two symptoms

The new measures were announced by Dr Tony Holohan last night.

# testing - Monday 23 March, 2020

Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'

It is expected that further recommendations will be made by public health officials tomorrow.

# testing - Sunday 22 March, 2020

About 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for Covid-19 test, all told to self-isolate while they wait

HSE officials said the wait time is typically four to five days.

# testing - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test

“We’re trying to do in a number of days [what] would probably take months, if not years, to set up,” Regina Doherty explained.

Irish Covid-19 patient: 'It was an eye-opener to how many people we come in contact with'

The man and his partner have both tested positive for the virus, but neither have severe symptoms.

# testing - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Croke Park drive-thru Covid-19 testing facility to open later today

Locals have been told there will be “minimal disruption” to local traffic and noise.

# testing - Monday 16 March, 2020

Online system for arranging coronavirus tests crashes on first day before being replaced

The public are urged to contact their GP to seek a test only if they have symptoms.

# testing - Saturday 14 March, 2020

HSE working to 'ensure sufficient testing facilities' in place by Monday for Covid-19 following 'high demand'

GP Out of Hours and HSE helplines cannot arrange for testing of patients with flu-like symptoms.

# testing - Friday 13 March, 2020

Significant increase in testing for coronavirus expected as HSE changes criteria

Anyone showing symptoms is asked to self-isolate and contact their GP.

# testing - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Hospital in Antrim sets up drive-through Covid-19 testing service

Patients will be swabbed in the nose and mouth then told to go home and self-isolate while awaiting the outcome.

# testing - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

All testing of cars for North's equivalent of NCT cancelled due to 'lift faults'

The MOT is the Northern Ireland equivalent of the NCT.

# testing - Friday 8 November, 2019

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place until at least Tuesday

A notice affecting 600,000 people is currently in place for areas of Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

# testing - Friday 14 June, 2019

PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

Rapid testing will be rolled out in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

# testing - Thursday 18 April, 2019

From The42 Joshua's opponent Miller to appeal failed drug test after denying any wrongdoing Testing

Joshua's opponent Miller to appeal failed drug test after denying any wrongdoing

American heavyweight Jarrell Miller plans to appeal the revoking of his boxing licence.

# testing - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

From The42 Joshua fight in doubt after Miller's 'adverse finding' Testing

Joshua fight in doubt after Miller's 'adverse finding'

The pair are slated to meet at Madison Square Garden on 1 June.

# testing - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Column: Do we really need mandatory standardised testing in primary schools?

Learning support teachers are more than capable of screening and diagnosing learning difficulties, writes Peter Gunning.

# testing - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily

The test could also cut testing times from 48 hours to one hour.

# testing - Saturday 22 April, 2017

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years

23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.

# testing - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The US could unleash micro-drones that move in swarms

A recent test included 103 micro-drones being used in California.

# testing - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

DNA screening of taxi drivers in rape case 'welcome as long as a balanced approach is taken'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed the garda initiative which aims to solve the 2015 case.

# testing - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Japan's solution to queues? Self-driving chairs On The Move This post contains a poll

Japan's solution to queues? Self-driving chairs

They’re being tested at certain restaurants.

# testing - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Want to try out new phone features before anyone else? Sign up for beta testing

Once you’re aware of the obvious risks with such an approach, it’s useful in trying out features in advance.

# testing - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Prince Harry takes a HIV test on Facebook Live Royal Finger-prick This post contains videos

Prince Harry takes a HIV test on Facebook Live

Harry took the test as part of efforts to reduce stigma around testing.

# testing - Saturday 9 July, 2016

North Korea test fires apparent ballistic missile

The launch was apparently successful but the missile failed in the early stage of flight.

# testing - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

From The42 Jim Gavin isn't happy with the timing of drug tests - 'They may be a little over anxious to do it' Post-Match

Jim Gavin isn't happy with the timing of drug tests - 'They may be a little over anxious to do it'

The All-Ireland winning manager has elaborated on his comments after the football league final.

# testing - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

# testing - Monday 23 November, 2015

Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV

To date in 2015, 411 new HIV infections have been detected in Ireland – an increase on last year.

# testing - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From The42 'I've been tested numerous times' - Heaslip says there's no drug problem in rugby KeepRugbyClean

'I've been tested numerous times' - Heaslip says there's no drug problem in rugby

World Rugby are pushing an anti-doping message at the World Cup today.

# testing - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Watch NASA deliberately crash a load of spaceships*

*As well as a number of aircrafts for good measure.

# testing - Friday 7 August, 2015

There's been a surge in Irish Chlamydia cases

Cases increased by a third last year.

# testing - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

An Post managed to deliver this word puzzle to an RTÉ DJ

David Curran has set up a blog where he puts postmen’s problem solving to the test.

# testing - Sunday 7 June, 2015

133 drivers in fatal crashes were not breathalysed last year

The majority of drivers received fatal injuries at the scene.

# testing - Thursday 4 June, 2015

The 'female Viagra' could be coming very soon

The side effects don’t exactly breed confidence though.

# testing - Monday 1 June, 2015

A new test can tell from your fingerprint if you've taken drugs

The test can’t be faked.

# testing - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From The42 'There was a degree of inevitability' that a GAA player would fail a drugs test Doping

'There was a degree of inevitability' that a GAA player would fail a drugs test

GPA Chief Executive Dessie Farrell speaks out after a week that cast the drugs issue into the spotlight

# testing - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Increase in men seeking STI testing after Irish Six Nations games

One specialist said he was also expecting a surge in people seeking appointments for STI screening after next week’s Cheltenham Festival.

# testing - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From The42 UFC backs 4-year doping bans, to introduce increased out-of-competition testing Drugs

UFC backs 4-year doping bans, to introduce increased out-of-competition testing

Dana White and Lorenzo Feritta addressed its PEDs issue at a press conference this evening.

# testing - Monday 9 February, 2015

This smartphone gadget will tell you if you have an STD or not

The dongle can test you for HIV and syphilis and deliver the results in the space of 15 minutes.

# testing - Friday 2 January, 2015

Gardaí will be able to test your saliva on the roadside by the end of this year

As part of the tender process, testing is currently underway so suitable devices can be chosen.

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