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# public-health - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Monkeypox outbreak ‘could amplify’ during festival season, says World Health Organization
# Transmission
# Transmission

Monkeypox outbreak ‘could amplify’ during festival season, says World Health Organization

May 31st 2022, 5:20 PM 18,489 Views 16 Comments

Evidence suggests the current outbreak could have started in Europe in mid-April.

Public advised to get travel vaccines after recent cases of typhoid fever in Mid West region
# Typhoid Fever
# Typhoid Fever

Public advised to get travel vaccines after recent cases of typhoid fever in Mid West region

May 31st 2022, 3:04 PM 20,060 Views 4 Comments

The Department said that high-risk areas included the Indian subcontinent, Africa, south and southeast Asia and South America.

# public-health - Monday 18 April, 2022

Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?

Apr 18th 2022, 9:00 AM 27,396 Views 21 Comments

In short, screening every three years with cytology is as effective as screening every five years with HPV.

# public-health - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017

Apr 13th 2022, 3:40 PM 10,103 Views 4 Comments

The report notes that since CervicalCheck began in 2008, it has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 2.8% per year.

# public-health - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Concerns raised by public health officials following Cryptosporidium outbreak in Mid-West
# Cryptosporidium
# Cryptosporidium

Concerns raised by public health officials following Cryptosporidium outbreak in Mid-West

Apr 5th 2022, 6:34 PM 26,797 Views 4 Comments

There were 121 Cryptosporidium cases recorded in the Mid-West region in 2021

# public-health - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Minimum alcohol pricing rules kick in today - here's what that means
# Public Health (Alcohol) Act
# Public Health (Alcohol) Act

Minimum alcohol pricing rules kick in today - here's what that means

Jan 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 61,934 Views 146 Comments

€7.10 is now the minimum price for a bottle of wine that has an alcohol content of 12%.

# public-health - Monday 6 December, 2021

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
# Nphet
# Nphet

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 11:10 PM 34,655 Views 32 Comments

It comes after Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

# public-health - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 10:20 PM 117,307 Views 157 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.

# public-health - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Midnight closing time for pubs from Thursday as Cabinet agrees on measures to curb Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Midnight closing time for pubs from Thursday as Cabinet agrees on measures to curb Covid-19

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 6:38 PM 181,168 Views 271 Comments

The government’s previous advice for people to work from home if possible is to come into force again from Friday morning.

# public-health - Friday 12 November, 2021

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET

Nov 12th 2021, 4:34 PM 19,168 Views 24 Comments

In his latest letter to the Minister for Health, the CMO said extending the use of Covid certificates should also be considered.

New laws on alcohol advertising during sports and children's events come into force today
# Public Health
# Public Health

New laws on alcohol advertising during sports and children's events come into force today

Nov 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,515 Views 26 Comments

It follows the banning of loyalty points for alcoholic drinks and the introduction of the so-called “booze curtain”.

# public-health - Sunday 7 November, 2021

The government's health screening 'czar' wants people's input on how services could be extended
# Explainer
# Explainer

The government's health screening 'czar' wants people's input on how services could be extended

Nov 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,700 Views 1 Comment

We see screening as something that is in the public ownership, Professor Niall O’Higgins said on why the public were being asked.

# public-health - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help
# Medicine
# Medicine

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help

Sep 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,650 Views 37 Comments

The focus on research into and symptoms of Long Covid needs to be complimented by treatment options, writes Dr Jennifer Dineen.

# public-health - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,997 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,997 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 28th 2021, 1:52 PM 50,125 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

# public-health - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice
# Public Health
# Public Health

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 2:01 PM 30,754 Views 109 Comments

Dermot Farrell claimed the Government’s Covid-19 measures were “discriminatory” to the Catholic Church.

# public-health - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations
# Public Health
# Public Health

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:54 PM 19,406 Views 44 Comments

Charlie McConalogue asked people to follow the public health guidelines and to hold off on hosting the ceremonies.

# public-health - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:32 PM 21,922 Views 31 Comments

Dr Ryan also spoke of how inequality has led to poorer outcomes for marginalised groups during the pandemic.

# public-health - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Northern Ireland won't follow England's approach to easing restrictions, says deputy first minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Northern Ireland won't follow England's approach to easing restrictions, says deputy first minister

Jul 6th 2021, 4:42 PM 13,027 Views 9 Comments

Michelle O’Neill branded the UK Government’s approach to removing restrictions “reckless”.

# public-health - Saturday 5 June, 2021

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak

Jun 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 57,427 Views 28 Comments

Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.

# public-health - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 20,464 Views 42 Comments

After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.

# public-health - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

CMO warns Health Minister that the risk of a further spike in Covid-19 cases remains
# Nphet
# Nphet

CMO warns Health Minister that the risk of a further spike in Covid-19 cases remains

Jun 1st 2021, 4:41 PM 11,673 Views 8 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan advised that people who are not yet vaccinated should limit indoor interactions with other unvaccinated people.

# public-health - Thursday 15 April, 2021

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
# Public Health
# Public Health

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

Apr 15th 2021, 8:30 PM 12,004 Views 7 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

# public-health - Friday 9 April, 2021

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad
# Scoop The Poop
# Scoop The Poop

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad

Apr 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,292 Views 69 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Cormal Devlin says we need greater education and enforcement when it comes to the growing scourge of dog fouling.

# public-health - Friday 2 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2021, 4:09 PM 76,761 Views 168 Comments

Four deaths occurred in March, with four happening in February.

# public-health - Monday 29 March, 2021

E. coli outbreak identified at setting in Mid-West region
# VTEC
# VTEC

E. coli outbreak identified at setting in Mid-West region

Mar 29th 2021, 4:49 PM 29,546 Views 7 Comments

The outbreak affected young children in a single setting.

# public-health - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister

Feb 25th 2021, 12:31 PM 9,918 Views 3 Comments

Scally’s 170-page report into the CervicalCheck programme was published on 12 September 2018.

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
# Timeline
# Timeline

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women

Feb 25th 2021, 1:18 AM 16,991 Views 22 Comments
  • The powerful, brave women who pushed for a higher standard of cervical screening programme
  • A look at the reports that examined the CervicalCheck programme, and found it clinically sound
  • Where are we now with the issue of liability, the court cases, and the screening programme itself?

# public-health - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

HSE struggles to recruit public-health doctors, as it launches 2021 spending plan
# National Service Plan
# National Service Plan

HSE struggles to recruit public-health doctors, as it launches 2021 spending plan

Feb 24th 2021, 6:13 PM 12,856 Views 23 Comments

Over half of the HSE’s boosted budget will go towards non-Covid-19 measures.

# public-health - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message

Feb 10th 2021, 6:15 AM 13,894 Views 13 Comments

Dr Lorraine Doherty wrote on 21 December that the Covid-19 situation was “deteriorating”.

# public-health - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Olympic chief calls for 'patience and understanding' on Tokyo Games decision
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Olympic chief calls for 'patience and understanding' on Tokyo Games decision

Jan 27th 2021, 5:52 PM 1,237 Views 0 Comments

The emergence of new strains has sparked debate on whether the Games should take place.

# public-health - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources
# Doctor Strike
# Doctor Strike

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources

Jan 14th 2021, 2:15 PM 13,158 Views 15 Comments

They were due to strike today.

# public-health - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed
# Killorglin
# Killorglin

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed

Dec 16th 2020, 10:48 PM 39,126 Views 27 Comments

“It has been uncommon to see an outbreak of this scale among a school population,” a HSE letter sent to parents said.

# public-health - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,381 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# public-health - Friday 27 November, 2020

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status
# Public Health
# Public Health

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

Nov 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 12,955 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

# public-health - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
# Reopening
# Reopening

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'

Nov 25th 2020, 12:38 PM 37,866 Views 93 Comments

It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.

# public-health - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?

Nov 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 46,523 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission has signed agreements with four companies so far.

# public-health - Friday 16 October, 2020

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines
# Public Health
# Public Health

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines

Oct 16th 2020, 7:40 AM 28,415 Views 33 Comments

The plan will be focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention, gardaí said.

# public-health - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution
# Nphet
# Nphet

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 58,689 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

# public-health - Monday 14 September, 2020

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
# Nphet
# Nphet

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 45,871 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

Sep 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,411 Views 18 Comments

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

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