Fingal Social Inclusion Week: Bashir Obasekola PhD & Oluwo of Iwo, A Nigerian Monarch Stole The Show In Dublin

The migrant community in Fingal County Council, Dublin, Republic of Ireland were not just excited but grateful to the council for such an amazing event powered by MaryCare Foundation with the support of TellAfrica as homeland Africa was virtually relocated to Ireland on Tuesday 18 November 2020. The theme of the event: Health, Economic & Social Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrant Community in Fingal County Council & Environ was judiciously dealt by three guest speakers which includes; William Deng, Esq. from the Netherlands, Tolani Balogun RN while Oba Abdulrasheed…

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COVID-19: Irish Senator Jerry Buttimer Resigns Following Backlash For Attending A Dinner Which Violates Guidelines

A Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer has resigned his role as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad as a result of the backlash following the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Galway. Jerry Buttimer becomes the second politician to resign a senior role in the wake of the event, after Dara Calleary resigned as Agriculture Minister this morning.  Buttimer is of the 80 attendees at the event in a hotel in Clifden on Wednesday night. Attendees were strongly criticised given the public health guidelines against large abd informal gatherings to help prevent the…

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Covid 19: Irish Minister, Dara Calleary Resigns Following Attendance Of Event & Violations

The Minister for Agriculture in the Republic of Ireland, Dara Calleary has resigned from the cabinet after attending an event in Clifden, Co Galway, with 80 other people on Wednesday night. Taoiseach Micheál Martin has accepted Mr Calleary’s resignation. In a statement, the Taoiseach said that Mr Calleary’s attendance at the event was “wrong and an error of judgement on his part”. “people all over the country have made very difficult, personal sacrifices in their family lives and in their businesses to comply with Covid regulations. “This event should not…

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Ireland Set To Surpass UK Coronavirus Cases

-Sayo Johnson Reports has it that the incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland is expectedly set to surpass that of the UK for the first time since the pandemic started, according to new figures. The 14-day incidence of the disease in the Ireland has increased sevenfold in the space of three weeks, to reach 15.8 cases per 100,000 of population, according to an update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control yesterday. This compares to a figure of 15.9 in the UK, which a month ago had an incidence…

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Ireland: Govt Supports Young Asylum seekers To Pursue Third-Level Education

Young asylum seekers in the Republic of Ireland no longer have to spend three years in the Irish school system in order to qualify for educational support at third level as the Government proffers solution . The latest revision to the student grant scheme for young people in direct provision, to be announced today indicates that asylum seekers will no longer need to have completed the Leaving Cert or have spent three years in an Irish school to be able to apply for a student grant when moving into third…

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Ireland: One dead, Another Arrested Following An Incident In Tallaght

-Sayo Johnson A man is dead while another has been arrested following a ‘serious incident’ in Tallaght in Dublin. A Garda investigation has been launched into the death of the man who is in his 50s, whose death occured in the Tymon Road North area. The arrested person, a man in his 30s, is currently in custody. A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said: “A man in his late 50s was taken to Tallaght Hospital with serious injuries where he was later pronounced dead. “A man in his early 30s…

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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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