The percentage of the overall health budget allocated to mental health services has fallen by 1% despite growing demand for such services at every level, according to the Psychiatric Nurses Association.
A highly contagious and deadly form of avian influenza is spreading rapidly in Europe, putting the poultry industry on alert with previous outbreaks in mind that saw tens of millions of birds culled and significant economic losses.
The Minister for Social Protection has reassured PUP recipients that most will retain their entitlement to a Christmas bonus even if they return to work when public health restrictions are eased next week.
Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was jailed for spying by Iran, has been released after two "traumatic" years behind bars, in a swap for three Iranians linked to a botched Bangkok bomb plot.
Age Action Ireland has called on the Government to consult with older people about how best to live with Covid-19 restrictions and to facilitate safe visits for nursing home residents who feel "forgotten and invisible".