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# backlog - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Explainer: Why our positive Covid-19 numbers from Irish labs and those from a German lab are reported separately

Health officials say including the results from a German lab in ‘new cases’ would skew the curve.

# backlog - Thursday 5 March, 2020

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Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed

Meanwhile, Munster and Connacht have seen Pro14 visits to Italy postponed.

# backlog - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain

At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.

# backlog - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

# backlog - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Delays at forensic lab mean rape victims have to wait longer for cases to progress

€10 million has been taken from the National Forensic Science Laboratory to pay for the National Children’s Hospital.

# backlog - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

'It would be foolhardy to say there is no risk': HSE reveals 78,000 slides left in CervicalCheck backlog

The HSE will tell the Health Committee about the backlog latest today.

# backlog - Friday 25 January, 2019

Women with history of abnormal smears face 'anxious wait' for delayed results

There is no provision for expediting cases where there is a known history of cancer or abnormal smear results.

# backlog - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

# backlog - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'Not happening by accident' - waits for heart services at Dublin children's hospital exploded in the last two years

Temple Street says it currently has access to only one consultant cardiologist, with that consultant “only commissioned to one clinic per week”.

# backlog - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'We're not trying to manipulate figures': Tusla says social worker backlog is lower than numbers suggest

The stats show that there are just under 5,300 cases where children are not allocated a social worker.

# backlog - Monday 31 July, 2017

Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist

Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.

# backlog - Monday 24 April, 2017

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'

A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.

# backlog - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers

The “single procedure” process for asylum applications has come into effect.

# backlog - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Not getting a promotion was the most common complaint in the Defence Forces last year

Cases under review by the Ombudsman for Defence Forces rose 15% in 2015.

# backlog - Monday 8 August, 2016

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards

A backlog is expected once the issue is resolved.

# backlog - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

NCT about to expire? Urgent cases will get an appointment or get the test for free

The Road Safety Authority said there is no backlog and they are very prepared for the new rules.

# backlog - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Court of Appeal sits for the first time, but they already have a 'ready-made backlog'

The President of the Court said it is their goal to keep up to date with current appeals as far as reasonably possible.

# backlog - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Long-term arrears would take 33 years to clear at current rate

Progress in solving mortgage arrears is slow, with industry experts criticising the solutions deployed.

# backlog - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Some 500 GP referrals awaiting ultrasounds in Donegal

Patients are now being told they will have to wait an additional six weeks for the backlog to be cleared.

# backlog - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Parents continue to report problems with

The company had claimed to have cleared its backlog of orders but frustrated parents who ordered books over a month ago continue to wait for them to be delivered.

# backlog - Thursday 23 August, 2012 says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow

The online company says that it has reduced its backlog from 5,000 orders to 1,300 today.

# backlog - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Ulster Bank: Full services will be back to normal by Monday

Bank is working to clear backlog created after last week’s technical glitch.

# backlog - Monday 29 August, 2011

Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog

Joan Burton was responding to criticism over a major backlog in processing applications for the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance.

# backlog - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…