Cervical Check Campaigner, Ruth Morrissey Passed Away At 39

Samuel Johnson Ruth Morrissey, the terminally ill woman from Limerick who sued the HSE and two laboratories over the misreading of her cervical smear test results, died on Sunday morning at Milford Hospice following a prolonged battle with cancer. A statement published by her solicitor Cian O’Carroll on behalf of her loving husband. Paul said Ms Morrissey “achieved so much in her life and chief among those accomplishments is the love she and Paul shared and the wonderful daughter they brought into this world and raised with love.” Ruth morrissey had…

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School Leaving Cert Students May Nominate Their Level Of Assessment

Leaving Cert students may decide their level of assessment before their calculated grades are finalised.   The students are expected to nominate whether they are assessed under Higher or Ordinary level before their grade estimations are completed according to the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI).   Where need be, conflicts of interest in a school, like a parent teaching their child, will also have to be declared, and teachers must not be subjected to any influence, pressure or coercion by parents, guardians or students.   Detailed guidance on how…

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Cloth Face-Mask Ineffective And Risky; Experts Advised Irish Government

Scientific experts responsible for advising the Government on its Covid-19 response recommended against the use of cloth face masks by the public as it was deemed ineffective and harmful.   While the Government’s Expert Advisory Group on the pandemic recommended the use of “medical face masks” in public transport and shops where “physical distancing cannot be maintained.”   However, this advice was not implemented due to concerns over the effect this might have on the supply of masks for healthcare workers, according to the minutes of the National Public Health Emergency…

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Sale Of Menthol Cigarettes And Tobacco Prohibited In Ireland From Today

The Sale of Menthol cigarettes and tobacco becomes prohibited from today.   This ban stems down from the a European Court of Justice ruling four years ago which declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of  cigarettes.   All tobacco products with flavours, with the exception of menthol, were first prohibited in 2016. However, the banning of menthol cigarettes was pushed out until this year.   “Menthol, by its pleasant flavour, makes tobacco products more attractive to consumers and … reducing the attractiveness of those products may contribute to…

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Investigation On-Going With Respect To Bulk Number Of Cases Reported At The Mater Hospital

The Mater hospital in Dublin is being investigated in relation to a large number of cases reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre on Thursday.   The number of cases in question is 244.   The Minister for Health Simon Harris is awaiting a full report from the Health Service Executive into the bulk reporting of Covid-19 cases by the hospital.   Speaking ahead of a meeting with Cabinet ministers this on Friday, Mr Harris said he could not give the name or location of the hospital in question at that point.  …

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School Leaving Certificate Examination Cancelled In Ireland

The Leaving Cert exams have been cancelled, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has announced.     The government has decided that all students will be offered the option of accepting ‘calculated grades’ or sitting the Leaving Certificate at a later date.     Joe McHugh while speaking said this is an historic decision as the Leaving Certificate has been cancelled.     “These are exceptional times,” McHugh stated. “But the interests of the students must come first.”   We’ll bring you all the details of the announcement imminently, he added.…

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COVID-19 Update: Ireland Records 29 Death And New Cases

The Department of Health have announced 29 more COVID-19 related death on Thursday and this brings the total number of deaths to 1,403.   The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said of those who had died, 69 occurred in an intensive care unit and 86.4% had an underlying medical condition.   A further 137 cases of the virus have also been diagnosed, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Ireland to 22,385.   Dr Tony Holohan said there are 76 patients presently with Covid-19 at intensive care unit.

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COVID-19 Ireland: 265 New Cases And 37 Deaths Recorded Today

This latest figures were confirmed by officials at the Department of Health during the evening briefing.   Another 37 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland while 265 cases of Covid-19 have also been confirmed here. This accounts for the total number of cases to 22,248 altogether. While the death toll from COVID-19 in Ireland is 1,375. Data compiled by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) indicates that, of the 21,908 cases reported as of midnight on Monday, 4 May: 57% are female and 43% are male The median age of…

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COVID-19 Ireland: 59 Death, 299 New Cases Recorded Today

59 #COVID19 related cases patients was reported by National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) at its briefing on Tuesday 28 April 2020.   There is now a record of  1,159 Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland. NPHET also reported 299 new confirmed cases. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 19, 877.   Stay home and stay safe…..

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Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadka Is Trending On Ireland Twitter Today For A Good Reason

It obvious the Taoiseach Leo Varadka is not likely to please everyone but the fact remains he was highly tweeted in Ireland today. The Taoiseach was helping out at the travellers accomodation site in the Dublin 15 area, his Constituency. TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar is a qualified meical doctor who recently re-registered to help out with the response to the spread of the virus on the frontline on Monday at Morgans Place site in Blachardstown where he helped with Covid19 testing of residents. The Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group shared pictures of the Taoiseach…

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