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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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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COVID-19 IRELAND: 52 Deaths Today, A Total Of 1,063 Deaths Altogether With 18,561 Reported Cases

Fifty-two new deaths related to Covid-19 was announced during the press briefing on Saturday 25, April 2020. This implies that a total number of deaths related to COVID-19 has risen to 1,063. The figures announced by the National Public Health Emergency Team shows a further 377 confirmed new cases of the coronavirus which brings Ireland to the total number of 18,561 recorded cases. The statistics below shows the cumulative distribution of the cases: 57% are female and 43% are male the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years 2,536 cases…

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