Joe Galvin

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From left, 3rd-year students Eoin Lait, Jed Grzechowiak, Daniel Hayes, Aoife O’Dowd, Billy Murphy, Kayleigh Redmond Tomkins and Conor Read. Photograph: Mary Browne

At 8.30 am, around 1,600 masked students arrive at Gorey Community School, the largest school in the country. At each entrance they receive hand sanit(...)

The Irish Heart Foundation
 today launched a national campaign to
 has called for a halt to the destruction of newborn screening card blood samples which could save the lives of extended family members of more than 1,000 young victims of Sudden Cardiac Death. Pictured are mothers from the SADs support group with photos of their deceased sons: Monica Martinfrom Rialto (who lost her son Connor, aged 16, in 2005)
, Eileen Nevinfrom Clondalkin (who lost her son Stephen, aged 18, in 2007)
, Sally Hegarty 
from Rathfarnham (who lost her son Rory, aged 16, in 2009) 
and Maureen KellyChair of the SADS Support Group (who lost her son Daragh, aged 21, in 2003)
. Photograph:
Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

GENEVIEVE CARBERY Families and young people have been urged to request newborn blood samples held by the State, before over a million of (...)