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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Delays

This month
January 2023
# Delays
An Post experiencing delays with post coming from UK following Royal Mail strikes
An Post’s head of communications Anna McHugh told The Journal there are “big problems” with post coming from and leaving Britain.
# Adoption Authority of Ireland
Officials warned that lack of social workers would delay giving adopted people their records
New documents reveal that officials in the AAI and Tusla had raised concerns about difficulties recruiting staff in the months leading up to the Birth Information and Tracing Act coming into effect.
New documents reveal that officials in the AAI and Tusla had raised concerns about difficulties recruiting social workers, Órla Ryan reports
In December, adopted people were informed that they may not receive their records until autumn 2023
In the months leading up to the Birth Information and Tracing Act being enacted, efforts were made to hire more staff
Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
Last month
December 2022
# AAI
Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
The AAI wrote to people today, confirming further delays.
# blood test backlog
St Vincent's Hospital experiencing 'significant delays' in processing blood tests for GP patients
Staffing issues over the last three weeks has resulted in a backlog from the time the bloods are received in the lab to when the results are sent back to GPs.
Last year
2022
# tusla
Waiting time for adopted people to get birth information triples to 90 days
Tusla and the AAI are finding it “difficult” to process and respond to all applications due to the high demand.
# Delays
Aer Lingus says Sunday will 'operate as normal' after cancelling 51 flights due to IT error
Thousands of people have been queuing inside and outside Dublin Airport today due to long delays.
# tusla
HIQA inspection finds child sexual abuse case left waiting 11 months for initial assessment
Tusla services in the Louth Meath area were deemed non-compliant by inspectors in three areas of quality and safety.
# Delays
Over 110 complaints made to ambulance service last year, with almost half in Munster
A spokeswoman said the National Ambulance Service receives over 365,000 emergency calls a year.
# DAA
Dublin Airport says its plan to handle the summer surge is working
The airport authority issued an update to say that its improvements ahead of the summer period had “achieved their desired result”.
# Delays
Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year
Complaints relate to the long delays as well as citizenship issues.
# Delays
HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children
Lengthy delays and a lack of resources were the main issues noted.
# Delays
Dublin Airport sees busy morning 'with none of the delays of last week'
As many as 49,000 passengers are expected to depart from Dublin Airport today.
# Delays
Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney
Last month, 170,000 passports went out successfully, said Minister Simon Coveney.
# Delays
Passengers travelling on some Irish Rail services experience delays due to 'security alert'
The PSNI and gardaí carried out “precautionary security checks” on trains travelling between Belfast and Dublin.
# flight into error
Dublin Airport apologises for long delays at security and says more staff are being trained up
It is hoped that more new staff can begin working on the frontline in the coming weeks.
# Delays
Tuesday finish possible at Players Championship as rain wreaks havoc to schedule
Rory McIlroy bogeyed the sixth, 10th and 14th to drop back to one over on a rain-interrupted day at Sawgrass.
# breastcheck
'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year
The service said it will be more in line with England during this time, which screens women every three years.
All time
# Delays
One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry
In two instances in the first half of this year, there was a more than two-hour delay in paramedics arriving after being called.
# Civil Registration Service
'It's a nightmare': Parents still experiencing delays of up to eight weeks for birth registrations
The delays are blocking parents from accessing State welfare payments.
The delays are causing particular stress for financially vulnerable families who now cannot access State supports, Michelle Hennessy reports.
In response to criticisms, the government had said walk-in services were available but The Journal has confirmed they are not available in every county.
# Transport
Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
The project was due to be completed by 2027.
# Delays
Dublin Airport apologises for 'lengthy queues' at security screening
Passengers expressed anger on social media over the length of time they spent in queues.
# direct provision
'Dismay' as asylum seekers now waiting over two years for claims to be processed
Protection applicants are waiting almost 27 months for a decision on their application.
# AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.
# Driving Test
RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
The RSA launched a new online portal in December.
# Delays
Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.
# Delays
Covid restrictions and lockdowns globally impacting international deliveries, An Post warns
Many items posted in Ireland during December for delivery across the world are still in transit.
# Delays
Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED
Patients who do attend the emergency department are likely to experience delays.
# Delays
Trump says he will delay G7 summit to Autumn and invite other countries to join
Trump said he would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to the group.
# Delays
Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week
Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.
# Delays
Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis
GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.
# democrats
Iowa caucus results majorly delayed due to 'quality checks' and new reporting rules
The Democratic Party said the problem was not a result of a “hack or an intrusion”.
# Irish Rail
Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station
Services were suspended while emergency services dealt with a “trespasser” on the tracks.
# Louth
Delays on M1 motorway as emergency services attend multiple collisions
Emergency services are dealing with a number of collisions on the M1 this morning.
# tag off
Disruption to Red Line Luas services due to car on tracks - again
No services are operating between Heuston and Blackhorse due to the incident at Rialto.
# Delays
Significant delays to Luas Green Line this morning after technical fault
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” Luas said.
# Delays
Commuters facing delays on Luas Red Line this morning due to technical faults
Luas tickets are being accepted on Dublin Bus this morning.
# complex build
Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays
The project has been mired in controversy over spiralling costs.
# Delays
'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs
Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.
# Electrical fault
Delays to Luas Green line after power failure
There is a “very limited” service currently operating between Parnell and Brides Glen.
# Diversions
Traffic delays expected this weekend as M7 diversions kick in
The speed limit will be reduced to 25km/hr in some parts.