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Training amongst medical staff in identifying signs of child abuse ‘has been stepped up in the past month’

Irish doctors are concerned that children in families under increased stress due to Covid-19 are at risk of abuse, a consultant in paediatric emergenc(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid with Anne O’Connor, chief operations officer, at the Health Service Executive weekly press briefing in  Dublin. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Contacts of people confirmed to have Covid-19 are four times more likely to test positive for the disease, Health Service Executive (HSE) figures show(...)

Although emergency departments have been less busy since coronavirus emerged, admissions to hospital wards have remained more or less the same. File photograph: The Irish Times

Emergency departments (EDs) in hospitals cannot be allowed to become “reservoirs” for future outbreaks of Covid-19 due to a lack of investment in infr(...)

Prof Karina Butler, a consultant paediatrician and infectious disease expert at Children’s Health Ireland: incidence of Covid-19 developing into a serious condition in children is extremely low. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A small number of children – fewer than five – on the island of Ireland have presented with symptoms of possible inflammatory condition which may be l(...)

Staff costs at Arkphire totalled €5.94 million while directors’ remuneration came in at €804,854.

Fast-growing Irish IT consulting and managed-services company Arkphire recorded a sharp rise in turnover and profits in 2019 after a multimillion euro(...)

Emergency department doctors argue that treating patients on corridors in overcrowded conditions is dangerous and leads to ‘needless’ deaths. File photograph: The Irish Times

How many patients are on trolleys in hospitals? Nurses say 760 people were on trolleys for two successive days this week. On Wednesday they said 621 (...)

The Reform Party candidate  Ross Perot addresses  a Christian Coalition conference in Washington during the 1996 US presidential election campaign. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

H Ross Perot, the feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled US politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s that struck a c(...)

Sorcha calls us for dinner – or what she calls dinner? When I arrive downstairs to the kitchen, the island is covered with what look like the ing(...)

Arkphire managing director Paschal Naylor

Irish IT consulting and managed-services firm Arkphire has secured an undisclosed investment from private capital firm Bregal Milestone as it looks to(...)

Fianna Fáil has called on Minister of State for Mental Health to ‘get to the root of the problem’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s failure to adequately resource and implement its Child and Adolescent Mental Service (CAMHS) “will be a stain on its legacy,” Fianna Fáil’(...)

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