Month: February 2021

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'Phased reopening' of schools on the cards

Ireland is “fast approaching” as a “gradual reopening” of schools is possible, says Professor Philip Nolan. E said the number of Covid-19 cases could drop to 200-400 per day by the end of February if the situation goes smoothly. Professor Philip Nolan, of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), disclosed the new figures yesterday […]

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GPs fear lack of vaccines for over-70s 'could lead to a lot of tensions with patients'

Many GPs fear that the lack of a Covid-19 vaccine for over 70 years could lead to controversy because its availability does not meet the high demand among the elderly. there is also concern that the shortage of doctors in rural Ireland could lead to delays in vaccination. Dr Ken Egan, Mayo GP, said he […]

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'Breast milk bank saved my baby's life'

A mother of four has filed a lawsuit against Milk Bank of Ireland after the mother’s milk was given to her baby, who was born at 29 weeks and weighed 460g (1lb). ebecca Fahy from Mayo paid tribute to the talented doctors and nurses at National Maternity Hospital (NMH) on Holles Street in Dublin and […]

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Care homes for religious not part of vaccine roll-out plans

Calls have been made to include a number of unregistered unregistered facilities for the elderly who have been excluded from providing immunization in nursing homes. It is a religious nursing home, where many retired nuns and priests are being cared for outside of the Health Information Quality Authority (Hiqa), not vaccinated. It is understood that […]

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Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine dies aged 77

Hilton Valentine, founder of The Animals, whose hit single The House of the Rising Sun topped the UK and US charts in 1964, has died at the age of 77. The death of alentine was confirmed by the band ABKCO Music. He wrote in a statement on Twitter: “We are very sorry @ HiltonValentine’s family […]

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Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021

The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities that offer Writer-in-Residence / Fellowship positions. give University Creative Writing MA and MFA programs the opportunity to work with and learn from a diversity writing specialist, enabling writers to expand their careers in the face of financial hardship. The Arts Council is […]

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