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'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
# Solutions
# Solutions

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?

1 hour ago 0 Views 3 Comments
  • The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
  • Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
  • We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.

Yesterday’s News

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies aged 60
# RIP
# RIP

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies aged 60

2 hours ago 8,304 Views 12 Comments

Fletcher was born in 1961 in Nottingham and was a founding member of Depeche Mode.

Former garda jailed for four years for sexual assaults on younger sister
# Courts
# Courts

Former garda jailed for four years for sexual assaults on younger sister

2 hours ago 0 Views 0 Comments

The man pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent assault and five counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of his sister.

Cyclist critically injured after collision with a car in Waterford
# Dungarvan
# Dungarvan

Cyclist critically injured after collision with a car in Waterford

2 hours ago 5,507 Views 0 Comments

The cyclist, a teenage girl, was taken to Cork University Hospital by helicopter and remains in a critical conditon.

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage

3 hours ago 0 Views 23 Comments

‘What I want to do is bring in a living wage, do it as quickly as possible, but not in a way that has unintended consequences,’ the Tánaiste said.

BBC Four and CBBC TV channels to close as part of further cuts at broadcaster
# Bbc Cuts
# Bbc Cuts

BBC Four and CBBC TV channels to close as part of further cuts at broadcaster

3 hours ago 10,477 Views 17 Comments

The corporation needs to save an additional £285 million after the Culture Secretary announced the licence fee will be frozen for the next two years.

Husband of teacher slain in Texas massacre dies 'due to grief'
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Husband of teacher slain in Texas massacre dies 'due to grief'

3 hours ago 34,056 Views 19 Comments

19 students and two teachers were shot dead by a gunman at around midday local time on Tuesday.

Trump ordered to testify in New York civil investigation
# Trump Investigation
# Trump Investigation

Trump ordered to testify in New York civil investigation

4 hours ago 12,216 Views 0 Comments

The former US president’s lawyers had argued that ordering Donald Trump and his two eldest children to testify violated their constitutional rights.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

4 hours ago 3,529 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
# PAC
# PAC

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated 4 hours ago 18,614 Views 47 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

Celebrities pay tribute to Goodfellas star Ray Liotta who has died aged 67
# RIP
# RIP

Celebrities pay tribute to Goodfellas star Ray Liotta who has died aged 67

4 hours ago 75,434 Views 57 Comments

His agent confirmed he had died in his sleep while filming a new movie in the Dominican Republic.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

4 hours ago 7,729 Views 10 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'Allow us to compete' - McClenaghan launches appeal after Commonwealth Games ban
# Justice
From The42
# Justice

'Allow us to compete' - McClenaghan launches appeal after Commonwealth Games ban

Updated 5 hours ago 26,721 Views 25 Comments

The 22-year-old and two Northern Ireland team-mates have been told they are ineligible to compete in the event.

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'

5 hours ago 5,717 Views 2 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.

Closing speeches in €27 million theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn begin today
# Court
# Court

Closing speeches in €27 million theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn begin today

5 hours ago 5,312 Views 0 Comments

The jury was told Mr Lynn tried to divert blame onto the courts, the prosecution, Michael Fingleton, the late Sean Fitzpatrick, the Brazilian and Irish authorities

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports
# Passport Delays
# Passport Delays

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports

6 hours ago 9,810 Views 15 Comments

Minister of State Thomas Byrne said that 25,000 passports are being dispatched every week.

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland
# Virus
# Virus

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland

Updated 6 hours ago 28,874 Views 22 Comments

More than a dozen countries across Europe have reported cases.

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres

6 hours ago 16,418 Views 5 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the issues raised by refugees will be looked into.

Jury suspends deliberations for the night in assault trial of Fine Gael senator
# John McGahon
# John McGahon

Jury suspends deliberations for the night in assault trial of Fine Gael senator

7 hours ago 12,007 Views 0 Comments

John McGahon, of Faughart Gardens, St. Patrick’s Terrace, Dundalk, has pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm in June 2018

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines

7 hours ago 11,902 Views 15 Comments

At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report

Updated 7 hours ago 16,333 Views 12 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has also ‘apologised in person’ to cleaning and security staff who were treated poorly.

Finglas gang feud: Four arrested as gardaí probe ongoing violence in Dublin suburb
# Finglas
# Finglas

Finglas gang feud: Four arrested as gardaí probe ongoing violence in Dublin suburb

8 hours ago 14,271 Views 0 Comments

Two men and two women were detained.

'I've never met anyone who has his morals and standards' - More praise for Coleman from Lampard
# Influential
From The42
# Influential

'I've never met anyone who has his morals and standards' - More praise for Coleman from Lampard

8 hours ago 19,382 Views 11 Comments

The Everton manager has been speaking about the influential role played by the Ireland defender in helping the club avoid Premier League relegation.

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'
# Alpine Summit
# Alpine Summit

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'

8 hours ago 20,820 Views 15 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin were in the Swiss Alpine summit this week.

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
# Stormont
# Stormont

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker

9 hours ago 12,599 Views 17 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.

Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK
# London
# London

Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK

9 hours ago 15,734 Views 0 Comments

The charges relate to three different male complainants and alleged incidents in 2005, 2008 and 2013.

Ukraine says fighting in Donbas has reached maximum intensity as four killed in Kharkiv attack
# Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk

Ukraine says fighting in Donbas has reached maximum intensity as four killed in Kharkiv attack

Updated 9 hours ago 32,224 Views 32 Comments
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has vowed that Russia will not win the Ukraine war nor dictate terms of peace.
  • Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called out the West and international community for pandering to Moscow.
  • Russia is fast-tracking citizenship for residents of two southern regions which it occupies.
'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism
# Education
# Education

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism

10 hours ago 9,300 Views 2 Comments

Five centres are set to open in Dublin in September as an “interim” solution for children without a special class place in school.

Rory McIlroy to miss this year's Irish Open
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

Rory McIlroy to miss this year's Irish Open

Updated 10 hours ago 29,161 Views 18 Comments

The Ulsterman finished eighth at last week’s PGA Championship in Southern Hills.

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’
# Richard Neal
# Richard Neal

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’

Updated 10 hours ago 27,217 Views 17 Comments

Congressman Richard Neal led a delegation of US politicians in meetings with the Stormont parties today.

What we know so far about the victims of the Uvalde shooting
# Texas
# Texas

What we know so far about the victims of the Uvalde shooting

11 hours ago 14,571 Views 15 Comments

The tragedy unfurled on Tuesday when an 18-year-old killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.

Sister and brother of man shot dead by gardaí take legal action against the State
# George Nkencho
# George Nkencho

Sister and brother of man shot dead by gardaí take legal action against the State

11 hours ago 47,101 Views 0 Comments

George Nkencho died in December 2020.

Gardaí investigating violent Killarney attack involving several youths
# Kerry
# Kerry

Gardaí investigating violent Killarney attack involving several youths

12 hours ago 27,858 Views 23 Comments

Video footage of the vicious assault was widely shared on social media.

Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife
# Irish Medical Journal
# Irish Medical Journal

Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife

13 hours ago 65,642 Views 44 Comments

The curious case appears in the latest edition of the Irish Medical Journal.

Munster hurling final terrace tickets sell out in 11 minutes
# Packed House
From The42
# Packed House

Munster hurling final terrace tickets sell out in 11 minutes

Updated 13 hours ago 21,535 Views 8 Comments

A sell-out is expected in Thurles on Sunday week.

11 newborn babies killed in Senegal hospital fire
# Tivaouane
# Tivaouane

11 newborn babies killed in Senegal hospital fire

15 hours ago 13,327 Views 5 Comments

A local politician said the tragedy was caused by “a short circuit”.

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US
# Abortion Ban
# Abortion Ban

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US

15 hours ago 22,585 Views 52 Comments

Abortion providers have said they will stop performing the procedure as soon as the bill is signed.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Housing
# Housing

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

16 hours ago 28,654 Views 66 Comments

A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed

16 hours ago 21,870 Views 21 Comments

Details of how the mass shooting took place are beginning to emerge.

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