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17 May 2018 23:00 Teen girl put on all-male ward alleges sex assault

Gardaí will have to rely on witnesses if they are to prosecute the culprit, because there’s no CCTV in the ward where it allegedly happened at Cork University Hospital. The girl had been admitted to the hospital after sustaining injuries in an accident. It’s understood that she claims she was woken in the early hours of the morning by a man who sexually 2

15 May 2018 00:08 10% rise in child mental health service waiting list

Almost 2,700 children are now waiting to be seen by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, with a 10% increase in just one month in the number of young people waiting for more than a year. Figures released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne show that, as of last March, there were 2,691 children waiting to be seen by CAMHS, which was up from 2,579 in February 2

14 May 2018 20:05 HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

THE HSE HAS said 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy have died. The previous figure was 17 women. In a statement released this evening, the HSE said 203 of the 209 women (or their families) whose smear test results could have been incorrect have been contacted. “Most women have at this stage been contacted and meetings either held or arranged 2

09 May 2018 09:36 Tony O'Brien again faces politicians and again 'respectfully declines' to step down

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly told O’Brien he should go ‘without prejudice’. HSE BOSS TONY O’Brien has again told politicians that he will not be stepping down from his position. Speaking before the Oireachtas Health Committee, O’Brien said that he “respectfully declines” an invitation that was made by Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly TD that he resign 1

07 May 2018 13:50 Only one quarter of CervicalCheck helpline calls have been returned

The HSE has returned 1,962 calls to over 7,500 people. THE HSE’S CERVICALCHECK helpline has received over 10,800 phone calls, but only one quarter of people who requested a call back have received one. The HSE has returned 1,962 calls to over 7,500 people who had requested a call back. Speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s News at One, Health Service Executive

01 May 2018 07:11 Firefighters attacked with stones as they put out May Eve bonfires

A number of stones hit the vehicle, but nobody was injured. FIREFIGHTERS IN LIMERICK responding to bonfires were attacked with stones last night. The fire service also responded to a hoax report that a woman had gone into the River Shannon. The crews had been attending a number of May Eve bonfires in the city when they were attacked at Crecora Avenue 5

29 April 2018 23:00 CervicalCheck leaders to remain pending review

The executive has made a plea for the review to be completed before any judgement is passed on the programme’s management “in keeping with the usual principles of natural justice”. The plea was made following the resignation of the CervicalCheck programme clinical director, Grainne Flannelly, over the weekend, following comments from Health Minister 5

27 April 2018 02:40 Minister wants dedicated mental health phoneline by end of year

A dedicated mental health phoneline similar to the 999 system is to be established by the end of the year, Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has promised. The minister of state for mental health has committed to establishing a single phone number that would act as the access point into mental health services. It comes as a damning report published by the all-party 14

15 April 2018 05:00 'A scandal': Almost 8,000 children waiting over a year for eye treatments

A trial in Sligo could offer a solution to long eye treatment waiting lists for children. THERE ARE ALMOST 8,000 children in Ireland waiting for over 12 months for ophthalmology treatments, which deal with disorders and diseases related to the eye. “How is it acceptable, in this day and age?” said the Fianna Fáil’s primary care spokesperson John Brassil 10

13 April 2018 00:45 We buy more treats than fruit and veg, report says

Irish families are spending more money on junk food such as crisps, chocolate and sweets than they do on fruit and vegetables. That’s according to new research on more than 5,000 households by Safefood, the HSE and Healthy Ireland which found that 19% of the average weekly family food shop is spent on highly processed ‘treat’ foods such as crisps, chocolate 9