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# Vulnerable

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Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures
The EPA found 99.9% of samples complied with bacterial parameter limits.
'It's terrifying': Parents with sick children fear public flouting Covid-19 guidelines
Cocooning was happening in the homes of some people long before it became a public health guideline.
Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes
On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes.
'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller
Germany’s chastening loss to Mexico in Moscow has their World Cup defence in jeopardy and Muller urged his colleagues to response.
Vulnerable mother avoids jail after garda says 'she had little or no choice' but to store drugs in her home
The woman pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for sale or supply.
Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report
The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases
The Legal Aid Board says it’s forced to make the changes because of budgetary constraints.
Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence
The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.
Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services
The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.
85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults
A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.
Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year
Over half a million deaths each year are from diseases attributable to air pollution and second-hand smoke.
Experts warn giraffes face 'silent extinction' as population substantially drops
The species population has dropped around 40% in the past 30 years.
Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people
A number of groups have warned the removal of public payphones could significantly impact on people who use them to call freephone numbers.
The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish
A US government report was critical of Ireland’s system, which it says is failing to identify trafficking victims.
Microsoft is storing users' sensitive encryption keys in the cloud
The action could make it possible for malicious hackers to gain access to a person’s Windows 10 device.
Nearly a third of children in care cases have special needs
A new report looks at the figures behind child protection proceedings.
Pics: Inside Ireland's first café for homeless young people
It opened this week.
There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)
It leaves your device vulnerable to malware as more than 225,000 users found out recently.
Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla
A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.
Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker
The number of cases yet to be assigned to a social worker has reduced by just over 5% since the end of 2014.
"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"
The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.
Your dogs could attack sheep if they're not neutered
Pete Wedderburn says that dog owners need to know about the benefits of neutering their pets.
Spate of attacks on elderly who are being tied up, gagged and attacked in their own homes
Age Action says neighbours need to play a role in preventing attacks.
GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?
Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.
"They don't teach you this in med school": Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas
Patrick O’Donnell works with sex workers, drug users, homeless people and undocumented migrants in Limerick.
New policy to protect older people and disabled persons from sexual abuse released
This comes as part of a wider policy issued today by the HSE.
Dolores O'Riordan's mum says her daughter didn't recognise her at garda station
The singer is now under the care of a psychiatric doctor after being arrested earlier in the week.
This pic epitomises Liverpool's current defensive issues
Defence has been a recurring issue for Brendan Rodgers’ side in recent times.
Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty
This comes in a new study released today by EU’s statistical information office, Eurostat.
Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs
Saint Vincent de Paul has published a study on lone parents.
Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'
That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.
Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'
Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.
'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing'
ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.
Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway
COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.
Ireland to send supplies to people of Iraq displaced by violence
Supplies such as blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and shelter supplies are being sent to those most in need.
Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'
There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.
Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide
A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.
PSNI issue appeal for missing 'vulnerable' man
Brendan McDermott was last seen by his friends and family on 1 December.
Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims
The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.