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A special committee set up to organise the 1916 centenary events in Mayo plans to tell the incredible story of a Killala woman, who is perhaps one of the county's greatest unsung heroes.
The HSE is warning that deaths in people aged 75 years and over can rise by up to 60 per cent more during hot spells.
Calls were made last night for increased security in the HSE and other Government departments after a draft report into the death of Savita Halappanavar was leaked to a Dublin evening newspaper.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has commended Ballina Town Council for its recent decision to erect a monument in memory of Dr Kathleen Lynn, at her birthplace in Mullaghfarry, Killala.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has pledged her support to the campaign to name the new national children's hospital in Dublin in honour of Killala born doctor, feminist, and revolutionary Kathleen Lynn.
Local Kilkenny Senator, Pat O’Neill this week introduced a motion in the Senate calling for mobile phone operators and suppliers to make all information in their possession available about the health risks of mobile phones.
Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is calling on the Government to implement budget measures that could earn the Exchequer up to €182 million in additional revenue and help reduce the estimated €3.7 billion in avoidable costs caused by alcohol-related harm each year.
The Order of Malta was founded in the 12th century in Jerusalem to care for Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land and along pilgrimage routes through Christian Europe. Subsequently they were known as the Knights Hospitallers and when they came to Ireland they maintained hospitals for the sick, the poor, and the needy, and hostels for the use of travellers. The order is involved in many charitable activities, the most important being the administration of the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps.
A commitment has been given by Éamon Ó Cuív, Minister for Social Protection that his Department is to review medical files of miners badly affected by ill-health as a consequence of their working conditions in privately owned mining operations. The files are to be reviewed by an external medical professional.
An adult male and a child - the first swine flu cases in the west - recently returned from New York, it was confirmed this week.