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Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures
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Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures

Jul 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 11,836 Views 50 Comments

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
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'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.

Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes
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Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes

Mar 29th 2020, 8:26 PM 42,793 Views 41 Comments

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
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'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller

Jun 18th 2018, 7:55 AM 4,554 Views 1 Comment

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
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Vulnerable mother avoids jail after garda says 'she had little or no choice' but to store drugs in her home

Apr 17th 2018, 9:18 PM 36,409 Views 23 Comments

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
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Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

Mar 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,750 Views 68 Comments

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
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Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases

Jul 27th 2017, 10:25 AM 14,257 Views 35 Comments

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
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Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

Jul 24th 2017, 8:38 AM 12,998 Views 30 Comments

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
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Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

May 11th 2017, 10:40 AM 7,626 Views 9 Comments

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
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85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,686 Views 3 Comments

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
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Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year

Mar 6th 2017, 3:13 PM 4,562 Views 6 Comments

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
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Experts warn giraffes face 'silent extinction' as population substantially drops

Dec 8th 2016, 7:37 AM 9,419 Views 18 Comments

The species population has dropped around 40% in the past 30 years.

Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people
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Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people

Aug 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 17,270 Views 37 Comments

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
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The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish

Jul 1st 2016, 11:31 AM 14,398 Views 18 Comments

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
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Microsoft is storing users' sensitive encryption keys in the cloud

Dec 29th 2015, 2:25 PM 7,372 Views 7 Comments

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
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Nearly a third of children in care cases have special needs

Nov 30th 2015, 8:00 PM 9,572 Views 11 Comments

A new report looks at the figures behind child protection proceedings.

Pics: Inside Ireland's first café for homeless young people
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Pics: Inside Ireland's first café for homeless young people

Oct 10th 2015, 6:00 PM 10,082 Views 21 Comments

It opened this week.

There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)
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There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)

Sep 1st 2015, 9:16 AM 17,263 Views 21 Comments

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
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Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

Jul 3rd 2015, 7:23 PM 13,943 Views 14 Comments

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker
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Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 AM 6,544 Views 21 Comments

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"
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"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"

Jun 4th 2015, 5:05 PM 16,643 Views 70 Comments

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
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Your dogs could attack sheep if they're not neutered

Mar 1st 2015, 8:15 AM 11,418 Views 31 Comments

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
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Spate of attacks on elderly who are being tied up, gagged and attacked in their own homes

Feb 18th 2015, 1:05 PM 14,265 Views 47 Comments

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?
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GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?

Jan 25th 2015, 9:00 AM 8,365 Views 31 Comments

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
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"They don't teach you this in med school": Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas

Dec 23rd 2014, 8:00 PM 13,178 Views 4 Comments

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
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New policy to protect older people and disabled persons from sexual abuse released

Dec 5th 2014, 4:02 PM 5,480 Views 10 Comments

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
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Dolores O'Riordan's mum says her daughter didn't recognise her at garda station

Nov 13th 2014, 3:23 PM 53,381 Views 69 Comments

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
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This pic epitomises Liverpool's current defensive issues

Nov 10th 2014, 1:32 PM 9,474 Views 27 Comments

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
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Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty

Nov 4th 2014, 4:15 PM 5,576 Views 15 Comments

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
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Many one parent families struggle to cover the basics of food, housing and energy costs

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:49 AM 6,569 Views 72 Comments

Saint Vincent de Paul has published a study on lone parents.

Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'
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Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:30 AM 8,411 Views 45 Comments

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'
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Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'

Sep 13th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,112 Views 25 Comments

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'
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'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing'

Aug 17th 2014, 5:00 PM 36,220 Views 28 Comments

ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway
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Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway

Aug 6th 2014, 4:27 PM 7,498 Views 31 Comments

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
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Ireland to send supplies to people of Iraq displaced by violence

Jun 29th 2014, 5:28 PM 4,992 Views 56 Comments

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'
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Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,031 Views 21 Comments

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
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Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide

Jun 18th 2014, 6:30 AM 3,535 Views 5 Comments

A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.

PSNI issue appeal for missing 'vulnerable' man
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PSNI issue appeal for missing 'vulnerable' man

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:59 AM 8,414 Views 3 Comments

Brendan McDermott was last seen by his friends and family on 1 December.

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims
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Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

Nov 27th 2013, 5:53 PM 9,921 Views 0 Comments

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.

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