Nightmares, narcolepsy and sudden weakness turn Mary’s life upside down after swine flu vaccination On her short car journey to work, Mary Minchin often had to stop her car three or four times and pace up and down on the road to fight a sudden…

TORMENT: Mary Minchin had a full life as a health worker until she began to suffer health problems after a Pandemrix vaccination. Photo: Steve Humphreys Alan O’Keeffe February 17 2019 4:04 PM 0 Comments Nightmares, narcolepsy and sudden weakness turn Mary’s life upside down after swine flu vaccination Independent.ie On her short car journey to […]

Job advertisement specifies that applicants must be willing to provide abortion services The National Maternity Hospital has advertised posts for consultants in anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology for those “willing to contribute to…

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street Laura Lynott February 18 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Job advertisement specifies that applicants must be willing to provide abortion services Independent.ie The National Maternity Hospital has advertised posts for consultants in anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology for those “willing to contribute to the provision of termination of pregnancy […]

HealthRare strain of meningitis on rise but current vaccines fail to give immunity A rare form of deadly meningitis is on the rise in Ireland following a pattern seen in other countries, disease specialists have revealed.

Rare: Neither of these strains is currently included in the vaccines to protect against meningitis which are commonly given to children. Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail February 18 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Rare strain of meningitis on rise but current vaccines fail to give immunity Independent.ie A rare form of deadly meningitis is on the rise in […]

Must do better: Minister urges upgrade in computer teachingEducation Minister Joe McHugh said more must be done to equip second-level pupils for entry to computing courses, after a study showed that almost half of college tech students drop out of their course.

Education Minister Joe McHugh. Photo: Frank McGrath Conor McCrave February 15 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Must do better: Minister urges upgrade in computer teaching Independent.ie Education Minister Joe McHugh said more must be done to equip second-level pupils for entry to computing courses, after a study showed that almost half of college tech students […]

Teachers top the pay league for new graduates – study Teachers top the pay league for all graduates and have the best chance of walking straight into a job after college, a new survey reveals.

It also shows that the gender pay gap remains an issue for graduates, with a difference of almost €4,000 recorded between young men’s and women’s pay. Stock Image: PA Katherine DonnellyEmail February 18 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Teachers top the pay league for new graduates – study Independent.ie Teachers top the pay league for […]

Tehran is planning for a ‘new Holocaust’, says Pence Iran is planning a “new Holocaust” to destroy Israel, US Vice President Mike Pence claimed at a summit on Middle Eastern security.

US vice president Mike Pence Samuel Osborne February 16 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Tehran is planning for a ‘new Holocaust’, says Pence Independent.ie Iran is planning a “new Holocaust” to destroy Israel, US Vice President Mike Pence claimed at a summit on Middle Eastern security. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/middle-east/tehran-is-planning-for-a-new-holocaust-says-pence-37821898.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37821320.ece/168cd/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_be0b890b-8dda-46b2-83bf-32f3612b2d5b_1 Email Iran is planning a “new Holocaust” […]

Wedded to barbarity 

LOST GIRL: A sibling of Isil bride Shamima Begum, holds up her sister’s picture Joe Shute February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Wedded to barbarity Independent.ie Widowed, homeless, having already lost two young children and utterly alone save for the unborn baby she is soon to give birth to in a Syrian detention camp. […]

Middle East’Why have an army we don’t dare use?’ A senior French officer involved in the fight against the co-called Islamic State terror group in Syria faces punishment – from his own side – after launching a scathing attack on the tactics used by the US-led coalition to defeat Isil in its remaining stronghold of Hajin, a French army spokesman said yesterday.

‘The article embarrassed French authorities just hours before the coalition is expected to announce the defeat of the hardline Islamist group.’ February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments ‘Why have an army we don’t dare use?’ Independent.ie A senior French officer involved in the fight against the co-called Islamic State terror group in Syria faces […]

Republican to fight against ‘schoolyard bully’ Trump Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he will try to take on US President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering…

Challenger: Bill Weld said it is time for US citizens to take a stand. Photo: Getty Annie Linskey and Davide Weigel February 16 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Republican to fight against ‘schoolyard bully’ Trump Independent.ie Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he will try to take on […]