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Hospital charged €813 a night for patient on trolley in a corridor

Varadkar suggests HSE might not charge for first night ‘if the patient ends up spending that night on a trolley or sitting on a chair’ The family of a man accommodated on a trolley in a hospital corridor was charged €813 a night for his stay after he died, the Dáil has heard. Independent TD […]

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Are the covid levels confusing us?

When we first started our lockdown we were told specifically what we can and what we couldn’t do, we were all crystal clear of the boundaries. As the country slowly opened up again confusion then set in. We were all getting confusing signals. We were on a level but with added bits onto the present […]

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Are we loosing out on the simple things in life with covid?

We took our lives for granted, maybe didn’t call into our friends or parents as much, as we all just got on with our every day lives. Covid has affected everyone in one shape form or another. Grandparents cannot see their Grandchildren anytime they want, read them a story, babysit them, bring them out and […]

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French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets to make final

By Jonathan JurejkoBBC Sport Top seed Novak Djokovic withstood a gutsy fightback from Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up a French Open final against long-time rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Djokovic, 33, missed a match point in the third set before eventually winning 6-3 6-2 5-7 4-6 6-1 at Roland Garros. The Serb […]

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Mortality rate expected to spike among vulnerable in society, chief medic reveals

The number of people who will die from Covid-19 is expected to increase significantly in the coming weeks, it was predicted yesterday. The death toll from the virus fell to a low of 14 in August, but it has been climbing this month as the rate of infection rose exponentially, the Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 […]

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Subway rolls ruled too sugary to be bread in Ireland

The rolls used in Subway’s hot sandwiches contain too much sugar to be considered bread, according to Ireland’s Supreme Court. Ireland’s highest court made the ruling in a case about how the bread is taxed. An Irish franchisee of the US company had claimed it should not pay VAT on the rolls it uses in […]

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Covid: Vaccine will ‘not return life to normal in spring’

By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent By The BBC NEWS Even an effective coronavirus vaccine will not return life to normal in spring, a group of leading scientists has warned. A vaccine is often seen as the holy grail that will end the pandemic. But a report, from researchers brought together by the Royal Society, […]

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Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns

The Chinese vaccines have been administered before final regulatory approval for general use. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people in China have been given a Covid-19 vaccine which has been approved for emergency use. The Chinese vaccines have been administered before final regulatory approval for general use. It is an unusual move that raises ethical and […]

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People aged 15-34 now account for 40% of Covid-19 cases

Glynn warns of ‘disproportionate’ spread among youth as 334 more cases are confirmed A further 334 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 174 of them in Dublin. Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said that, despite making up just a quarter of the population, people aged 15 […]

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