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Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Mar 31st 2020, 7:50 PM 335,725 Views 244 Comments

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government
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'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Mar 31st 2020, 12:22 PM 42,491 Views 30 Comments

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait
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Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

Mar 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 9,389 Views 41 Comments

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals
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People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Mar 25th 2020, 1:34 PM 36,571 Views 76 Comments

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic
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Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 93,667 Views 82 Comments

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

'I moved out as I didn't want to put my parents at increased risk'
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'I moved out as I didn't want to put my parents at increased risk'

Mar 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 61,387 Views 10 Comments

Limerick joint football captain Donal O’Sullivan on working as a doctor during the Covid-19 crisis.

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning
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'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning

Mar 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 42,190 Views 53 Comments

Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick said the Irish health system may struggle if Covid-19 is not contained.

HSE looks at using naval ships as it scales up coronavirus testing across the country
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HSE looks at using naval ships as it scales up coronavirus testing across the country

Mar 17th 2020, 5:40 PM 28,237 Views 44 Comments

Officials have asked people to be patient as they work through the backlog and roll out additional resources.

Patients seeking advice on Covid-19 from GPs will not have to pay
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Patients seeking advice on Covid-19 from GPs will not have to pay

Mar 17th 2020, 3:38 PM 47,067 Views 29 Comments

Private hospitals will need to give capacity to help the public service, said the minister.

'It's all about assessing risk': How to protect yourself and family at home from the coronavirus
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'It's all about assessing risk': How to protect yourself and family at home from the coronavirus

Mar 16th 2020, 3:54 PM 66,410 Views 16 Comments

We look at the latest advice and speak to a virologist.

Taoiseach may seek special powers to close pubs and nightclubs over Covid-19
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Taoiseach may seek special powers to close pubs and nightclubs over Covid-19

Updated Mar 15th 2020, 1:22 PM 162,253 Views 243 Comments

Images on social media showed busy pubs around the country last night despite recommendations against indoor gatherings.

Opinion: As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, the coronavirus is a major worry for me
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Opinion: As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, the coronavirus is a major worry for me

Mar 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,728 Views 33 Comments

Benat Broderick writes about his concerns regarding Covid-19.

'It's a matter of when we health workers get this coronavirus, not if': Notes from a doctor at the frontline
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'It's a matter of when we health workers get this coronavirus, not if': Notes from a doctor at the frontline

Mar 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 69,405 Views 43 Comments

Professor Rónán Collins says that he and his colleagues have accepted that they will most likely contract Covid-19

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
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'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Mar 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,348 Views 7 Comments

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

Q+A: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis and Ireland's response to it
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Q+A: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis and Ireland's response to it

Mar 3rd 2020, 4:50 PM 81,471 Views 80 Comments

There has been one confirmed case in the Republic of Ireland.

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case
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'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case

Mar 2nd 2020, 10:51 PM 50,353 Views 49 Comments

A school in Dublin today began a two-week closing period after a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

Opinion: Why 'give up' for Lent? Better to set some solid goals
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Opinion: Why 'give up' for Lent? Better to set some solid goals

Feb 29th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,192 Views 28 Comments

Lent may be the season of giving up, but a more positive approach would help you succeed, writes Barbara Edwards.

'No adverse events' found after review of children affected by scoliosis implant recall
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'No adverse events' found after review of children affected by scoliosis implant recall

Feb 27th 2020, 10:24 PM 9,006 Views 2 Comments

Yesterday, Children’s Health Ireland said it would contact all parents of children affected by the recall.

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours
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Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 3:34 PM 24,895 Views 21 Comments

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
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Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 40,200 Views 48 Comments

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services
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Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

Feb 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 10,195 Views 17 Comments

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project
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HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project

Feb 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,934 Views 17 Comments

The HSE currently provides public STI services through clinics around the country.

Trinity students advised to cancel study trip to China amid coronavirus fears
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Trinity students advised to cancel study trip to China amid coronavirus fears

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,575 Views 32 Comments

A number of colleges have issued advice to their students.

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'
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Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,547 Views 13 Comments

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'
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Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,135 Views 28 Comments

More than one in five people buy gluten-free foods, 92% of whom do not have a gluten-related disorder, according to new research.

Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week
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Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week

Jan 27th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,973 Views 37 Comments

Families can spend over €100 per day on costs associated with having a child in hospital, according to a survey released today.

First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China
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First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China

Jan 21st 2020, 7:43 PM 17,077 Views 21 Comments

The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to Wuhan in central China.

HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps
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HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps

Jan 21st 2020, 2:32 PM 11,790 Views 36 Comments

It follows a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness last year.

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?
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FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Jan 21st 2020, 6:40 AM 19,926 Views 22 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support
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Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support

Jan 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 15,226 Views 20 Comments

A new EU index shows Ireland lagging in its care of patients with MS, writes Lauren McCauley.

Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman
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Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman

Jan 17th 2020, 7:50 AM 11,377 Views 3 Comments

The 74-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
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Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Jan 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,438 Views 3 Comments

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
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'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,502 Views 31 Comments

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018
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'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,104 Views 74 Comments

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services
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Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services

Jan 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,169 Views 77 Comments

Eight in 10 women and over seven in 10 men support the measure, according to a new opinion poll.

Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash
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Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash

Jan 7th 2020, 8:12 PM 9,809 Views 27 Comments

The Kerry man’s fitness is vital with Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal out injured.

Lynn Ruane: My New Year gift to myself? Gratitude for my body
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Lynn Ruane: My New Year gift to myself? Gratitude for my body

Jan 5th 2020, 5:58 PM 43,180 Views 22 Comments

Being negative about my body is exhausting, so it’s time to stop, writes Lynn Ruane.

A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways
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A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways

Jan 5th 2020, 1:00 PM 16,928 Views 1 Comment

Here’s an easy and adaptable recipe from Susan Jane White’s latest book, Clever Batch.

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says
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HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

Jan 2nd 2020, 11:45 AM 22,676 Views 30 Comments

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery
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Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery

Dec 30th 2019, 3:59 PM 65,316 Views 38 Comments

The pancreatic cancer patient died yesterday after suffering burns to 40% of her body.