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# Poll
Poll: Should students be obliged to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam?
A Department of Education report says thousands of students are opting not to sit the exam.
# Donors
'The most selfless gift': A record number of organ donations were carried out in 2017
This included 51 kidneys from living donors.
# Transplants
Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year
Health Minister Simon Harris today launched a six-week public consultation on an opt-out organ donation scheme.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation?
Health Minister Simon Harris plans to introduce an opt out system in Ireland in the near future.
# Transplants
'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year
“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”
# money off
Irish Water has 'no plans' to include promotional offers with your water bills
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# Primary School
School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes
Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Ireland should have an opt out system for organ donation?
Ireland currently has an opt-in system, do you think that should change?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have an organ donor card?
Transplant operations were at a high last year, but hundreds are still on waiting lists.
# Transplants
Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO
The head of the Irish Kidney Assocation says James Reilly “hasn’t been good enough” on organ donation.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce an 'opt-out' service for organ donation?
A new system is being consider where it will be assumed that everyone has given their consent to donate their organs after death.
# Donors
James Reilly asks the public if organ donation should be 'opt-out'
The Department of Health is considering a new system where people are assumed to consent to donate their organs after death.