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213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.
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Slight rise in number of Covid-19 patients in hospital
As of 8am this morning, there are 349 patients in hospital and 86 in ICU who have Covid-19.
# pandemic impact
People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.
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Full House actress Lori Loughlin pleads with judge to dismiss charges in college admissions scandal
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has already pleaded guilty to similar charges.
# religious reasons
'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton
There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.
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Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government
Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.
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Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.
# Education
Schools face ban on charging admission fees or interviewing parents on enrolment
Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn hopes the legislation will lead to a fairer system and cut down on court cases over school admissions.
# Your Say
Poll: Should schools introduce 'CAO-style' admission?
The Irish Primary Principals’ Network has proposed the idea, saying that parents could rank their school choices similar to how the CAO form is organised.
# Performance
Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed
The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.