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“Scarred For Life” Is A Video Highlighting How Easily A Child Can Burn Themselves At Home

November 21, 2017 |

“Scarred for Life” is a short video advising parents and guardians to take necessary measures to minimise the risk of chidren burning or scalding themselves at home.

It highlights how easy it is for a child to burn themselves or be … Read More

Donating Scrap Metal In Exchange For Funding Towards Cancer Patients

November 20, 2017 |

Copper for Cancer is a new initiative which aims to donate scrap metal in exchange for funding towards cancer patients.

Tommy Hughes, a plumber from Dooradoyle in Co. Limerick, was drawn to creating an innovative way of raising funds due … Read More

Cork City Joins the National Network of Healthy Cities in Ireland

February 7, 2017 |

Cork City has joined the National Network of Healthy Cities in Ireland.

To recognise Cork City Council’s involvement in the World Health Organisation Healthy Cities Project over the past five years, Minister of State for Health … Read More

Hospital overcrowding worsens as HSE to publish 2017 plan

December 14, 2016 |

The Health Service Executive will publish its €14 billion service plan for 2017 today.

The plan is expected to commit to improvements in emergency department overcrowding, as well as increased hospital funding.

HSE Service Plans have been forced to deal … Read More

Poor hygiene at Temple Street hospital posed serious risk to patients – Hiqa

October 28, 2016 |

Poor hygiene at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin posed a serious risk to the health of patients and staff, according to a report by the State’s health watchdog.

The risk of infection was so severe that the Health … Read More

HSE audit highlights lack of services for stroke patients

October 26, 2016 |

An audit of services for stroke patients by the Health Service Executive has found that 73% of hospitals are unable to provide adequate levels of rehabilitation therapy to those who need it.

The audit, which was conducted in conjunction with … Read More

Obesity problem focus of new Government plan

September 23, 2016 |

The Government has launched a new strategy aimed at tackling Ireland’s growing obesity problem.The action plan includes a proposal for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

The “healthy weight for Ireland” policy seeks a targeted reduction in the excess weight of … Read More

Brain injured patients face two-year wait for NRH access

September 6, 2016 |

People with an acquired brain injury can wait up to two years for access to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, according to figures obtained by RTÉ News.

An estimated 30,000 people in Ireland are currently living with a … Read More

top tips for keeping kids safe on the farm

June 23, 2016 |

It’s officially summer since the 20th of June and with children up and down the country nearly finished school until September many parents will be paying money to keep their children occupied during the holidays.

On family farms it’s different … Read More

Five farmers killed on Irish farms in 2016

June 21, 2016 |

Five people have died in farming accidents between January and May of 2016 according to a recent report from The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc. For the same period last year the number of deaths was 6 … Read More

Nearly 24,000 in Ireland could have undiagnosed diabetes

May 12, 2015 |

A new study has suggested that almost 24,000 people in this country could have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. The survey examined nearly 30,000 people over a four year period between 2009 and 2013 in order to assess diabetes and cardiovascular … Read More

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme in South Dublin County

March 25, 2015 |

On Tuesday, 24th March 2015, Ms. Anna Lee, Chair of the South Dublin County Local Community Development Committee, Mr. Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council and Ms. Marie Price Bolger, Chair of the South Dublin County Partnership … Read More

”Unravelling S.I. No. 426”

March 24, 2015 |

On Friday 20th March in Dublin, Certification Europe and ResourceKraft co-hosted a breakfast seminar at the Helix on a new piece of legislation under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. The event was well attended with delegates from all sectors … Read More

Staying Alive at 1.5 – Cycle Safety Awareness

March 11, 2015 |

Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group cycling safety campaign aims to:

  • To display the safe overtaking of cyclists “Staying Alive 1.5” logo on Donegal County Council vehicles with the central message of allowing 1.5 meters … Read More

Why Ireland Needs to Get With Engagement…

February 12, 2015 |

It’s due to become one of the major political hot potatoes over the next couple of years, but many people don’t yet realise that Ireland has signed up to massive carbon reductions by 2020. In the 2007 Government White Paper, … Read More

Invitation to the Launch of the Sligo Age Friendly Programme

February 4, 2015 |

Where: Clarion Hotel, Sligo

When: Wednesday 11th February, 2015

Time: 2pm – 5pm

A chance to have your say in shaping Sligo as an Age Friendly County

Keynote Speaker: Brian Leyden

The Age Friendly Programme is now running in all … Read More

Xcessible Inclusive Youth Sport Initiative Coming to Cavan

February 4, 2015 |

The CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre in conjunction with the Irish Rugby Football Union and with the support of the Department of Justice and Equality, announced their second Xcessible Youth Sport Initiative aimed at increasing awareness of participation opportunities … Read More

Medium level of physical activity reduces Parkinson’s risk

November 24, 2014 |

 

A new study has suggested that those of us who partake in even a medium amount of exercise could reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

The progressive neurological disease symptoms include tremors, stiffness and slow movement. It is … Read More

Insomnia increases road death risk, according to study

November 7, 2014 |

 

 

A new study has suggested that insomnia could actually be a significant factor major in road- deaths and other fatal injuries on Irish roads. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and results in people constantly having difficulties … Read More

First health survey in seven years to be conducted by Department of Health

October 31, 2014 |

A new survey is to be launched by the Department of Health in order to discover how healthy we as a nation really are. The Healthy Ireland survey intends to cover issues such as such as smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition, … Read More