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# ppe - Saturday 19 December, 2020

'A lot of fighting' among U2 band members about making PPE donation public
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

'A lot of fighting' among U2 band members about making PPE donation public

Dec 19th 2020, 11:18 AM 106,058 Views 54 Comments

The group donated €10 million for the sourcing and purchase of personal protective equipment for frontline workers in April.

# ppe - Thursday 17 December, 2020

HSE in 'detailed discussions' with company over €14m contract for ventilators that failed quality checks
# Equipment Scramble
# Equipment Scramble

HSE in 'detailed discussions' with company over €14m contract for ventilators that failed quality checks

Dec 17th 2020, 5:09 PM 22,702 Views 35 Comments

Questions were raised about the deal in the Dáil today

# ppe - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Schools told to stop using more than 50 sanitising products following government review
# Sanitisers
# Sanitisers

Schools told to stop using more than 50 sanitising products following government review

Updated Oct 29th 2020, 7:47 PM 61,964 Views 51 Comments

The Department of Education has told schools that they will be provided with funding to obtain new supplies.

# ppe - Monday 12 October, 2020

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country
# Masks
# Masks

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country

Oct 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 24,230 Views 22 Comments

Dublin, Galway and Limerick city centres all lost their ‘clean’ status, according to a new survey.

# ppe - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
# Schools
# Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 15,827 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# ppe - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Small aerosol droplets could penetrate PPE, scientists warn
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Small aerosol droplets could penetrate PPE, scientists warn

Aug 4th 2020, 8:25 PM 44,647 Views 114 Comments

PPE is an effective barrier to large droplets but may be less effective for small ones,” an academic surgeon said.

PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis

Aug 4th 2020, 2:01 PM 15,577 Views 8 Comments

The grant of €100 per applicant is available from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic

Aug 4th 2020, 12:02 AM 28,883 Views 16 Comments

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

# ppe - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Final Aer Lingus PPE delivery arrives in Dublin after 259 flights
# Final Flight
# Final Flight

Final Aer Lingus PPE delivery arrives in Dublin after 259 flights

Jun 27th 2020, 8:28 AM 39,336 Views 48 Comments

Over 85 million pieces of PPE were delivered in the last three months.

# ppe - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'The industry can't carry the cost': Customers may expect PPE charges at hair salons from next week
# Cutting Costs
# Cutting Costs

'The industry can't carry the cost': Customers may expect PPE charges at hair salons from next week

Jun 24th 2020, 5:24 PM 43,453 Views 70 Comments

One industry source claimed salons will spend thousands on PPE every week.

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister
# Back To School
# Back To School

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister

Jun 24th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,453 Views 24 Comments

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

# ppe - Monday 22 June, 2020

Questions remain over NI-ROI 'secret' emails and a non-existent PPE order for Northern Ireland
# Transparency
# Transparency

Questions remain over NI-ROI 'secret' emails and a non-existent PPE order for Northern Ireland

Jun 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 35,864 Views 40 Comments

The DUP’s Paul Frew has asked that two email threads are released to see why a promise for PPE was made, but was never delivered.

# ppe - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'Much lower risk' of Covid-19 spreading beyond one metre - study
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

'Much lower risk' of Covid-19 spreading beyond one metre - study

Jun 2nd 2020, 11:08 AM 24,982 Views 46 Comments

A new study by The Lancet has analysed various measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:03 AM 35,322 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

# ppe - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters

May 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,511 Views 20 Comments

Hundreds of pages of correspondence between Nursing Homes Ireland and the Department of Health were released yesterday.

# ppe - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Nursing Homes Ireland raised issue of PPE shortage with Department as early as February
# Correspondence
# Correspondence

Nursing Homes Ireland raised issue of PPE shortage with Department as early as February

May 26th 2020, 2:23 PM 5,885 Views 26 Comments

A series of correspondence between NHI and the Department of Health has been published today.

# ppe - Sunday 10 May, 2020

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

May 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 22,938 Views 54 Comments

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

# ppe - Friday 1 May, 2020

Shay Given heads up group to source PPE for frontline healthcare staff 'working to save our lives'
# CARE GIVEN
From The42
# CARE GIVEN

Shay Given heads up group to source PPE for frontline healthcare staff 'working to save our lives'

May 1st 2020, 4:26 PM 4,866 Views 5 Comments

The not for profit will use funds raised to manufacture masks approved for use in the NHS.

# ppe - Monday 27 April, 2020

Two Kildare brothers help their dad to produce 1,000 face shields for front line medical staff
# PPE
# PPE

Two Kildare brothers help their dad to produce 1,000 face shields for front line medical staff

Apr 27th 2020, 3:53 PM 41,729 Views 25 Comments

Mick Reilly works in the school of engineering at Trinity College Dublin and he and his sons have been producing the PPE at home.

# ppe - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Orange Order buys PPE for healthcare staff on island of Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Orange Order buys PPE for healthcare staff on island of Ireland

Apr 21st 2020, 8:07 AM 77,698 Views 141 Comments

The shipment includes tens of thousands of masks and aprons and a large volume of hand sanitiser.

# ppe - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Healthcare workers make fresh appeal for PPE donations as HSE chief says it's like 'gold dust'
# Protective Equipment
# Protective Equipment

Healthcare workers make fresh appeal for PPE donations as HSE chief says it's like 'gold dust'

Apr 19th 2020, 2:45 PM 28,914 Views 76 Comments

HSE boss Paul Reid says the behaviour of some countries is akin to “modern-day piracy”.

Ministers in UK downplay talk of lifting Covid-19 restrictions amid 'grotesque' criticism of Johnson
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ministers in UK downplay talk of lifting Covid-19 restrictions amid 'grotesque' criticism of Johnson

Apr 19th 2020, 1:03 PM 48,746 Views 40 Comments

A report in the Sunday Times claims the prime minister missed five meetings of the key Cobra committee in the run-up to the outbreak.

# ppe - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Johnson praises NHS for saving his life as nurses told to refuse to work 'as last resort' over PPE
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Johnson praises NHS for saving his life as nurses told to refuse to work 'as last resort' over PPE

Apr 12th 2020, 7:49 AM 67,090 Views 125 Comments

More than 20 NHS staff are believed to have died from Covid-19.

# ppe - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims

Apr 11th 2020, 1:56 PM 64,227 Views 51 Comments

The World Health Organization previously said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed.

# ppe - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Cork fabric company to alter some of HSE's shipment of personal protective equipment to make it suitable for use
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Cork fabric company to alter some of HSE's shipment of personal protective equipment to make it suitable for use

Apr 7th 2020, 5:15 PM 32,541 Views 39 Comments

Much of the equipment which arrived in from China has been deemed unsuitable for use.

Brid Smith: 'We need to take on the market forces that are profiteering from this pandemic'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Brid Smith: 'We need to take on the market forces that are profiteering from this pandemic'

Apr 7th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,696 Views 82 Comments

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith says we need to consider moving beyond the restricted ‘market’ in this time of crisis.

# ppe - Sunday 5 April, 2020

HSE says 20% of the first PPE batch to arrive from China was 'unsuitable'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says 20% of the first PPE batch to arrive from China was 'unsuitable'

Apr 5th 2020, 12:15 PM 32,823 Views 93 Comments

The HSE also said it wants to increase testing to 4,500 people a day next week.

# ppe - Friday 3 April, 2020

HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:01 PM 52,098 Views 162 Comments

The Irish government has spent over €200 million on PPE from countries such as China.

# ppe - Thursday 2 April, 2020

A nurse returning to work at the frontline: 'Not all heroes wear capes, but they all need a face mask'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A nurse returning to work at the frontline: 'Not all heroes wear capes, but they all need a face mask'

Apr 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 40,976 Views 43 Comments

I left nursing years ago and now I feel I have a duty to return, but the odds are against us, writes Deirdre Mullins.

# ppe - Sunday 29 March, 2020

'We have the red carpet rolled out': First shipment of PPE supplies from China arrives in Dublin
# St Ronan
# St Ronan

'We have the red carpet rolled out': First shipment of PPE supplies from China arrives in Dublin

Updated Mar 29th 2020, 4:37 PM 112,866 Views 249 Comments

This is the first delivery flight of the HSE’s €208 million order of PPE from China.

# ppe - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 11:00 PM 53,310 Views 126 Comments

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

HSE says there's enough protective equipment to keep hospitals 'ticking over' until shipment from China
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE says there's enough protective equipment to keep hospitals 'ticking over' until shipment from China

Mar 26th 2020, 10:46 PM 20,120 Views 41 Comments

A consignment of equipment such as masks, gowns and goggles is due to arrive from China on Sunday.

# ppe - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Frontline hospital staff make urgent appeal asking for donations of personal protective equipment
# Masks Gowns Gloves
# Masks Gowns Gloves

Frontline hospital staff make urgent appeal asking for donations of personal protective equipment

Mar 25th 2020, 3:33 PM 42,504 Views 61 Comments

Beauticians, hair dressers, construction workers and the food and pharma industries were singled out.