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  • PUTTING COVID-19 INFECTIONS ON THE MAP IN IRELAND

    PUTTING COVID-19 INFECTIONS ON THE MAP IN IRELAND Funding has been granted for a project to track Covid-19 clusters based on geo-referenced data to more accurately predict future outbreaks and influence future interventions. The funding was awarded as part of a rapid research response funding call published jointly by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA (SFI-EI-IDA). Prof Brian O’Neill, Director, Research, Enterprise ... Continue Reading →

  • NEW APP TAPS INTO TRACING IRELAND’S POPULATION

    NEW APP TAPS INTO TRACING IRELAND'S POPULATION As privacy concerns grow over contact-tracing technology, a new monitoring system funded under the European Open Science Cloud initiative, will allow users with strong symptoms of coronavirus to take full ownership of their personal data while participating in their national track-and-trace scheme. The EOSC Secretariat – an initiative that has approved €1,235,000 in emergency funding for ... Continue Reading →

  • ‘RESPOND 2020’ DEFERRED UNTIL 6 MARCH 2021

    'RESPOND 2020' DEFERRED UNTIL 6 MARCH 2021 CFR Ireland has taken the decision to defer this year’s conference and exhibition for community first responders until Saturday 6 March 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement issued following their decision to cancel Respond 2020, CFR Ireland’s Organising Committee said it was very disappointing, adding that nobody is sure what the ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight

‘SHADOW WARRIORS’ LIFTS THE LID ON IRELAND’S SPECIAL FORCES

A new book ‘Shadow Warriors: The Irish Army Ranger Wing’ is the first and only authoritative account of this special forces unit that looks at their inception, advanced training and operations at home and overseas, without breaching operational procedures or tactics, writes co-author Sgt Wayne Fitzgerald.

TELEMEDICINE IN THE NEW DIGITAL AGE OF PATIENT CARE

Telemedicine may now become part of the ‘new normal’ with coronavirus having propelled Irish healthcare into the digital age, thereby creating an increased use of video solutions for medical consultations that may continue into the future.

IRISH AIR CORPS OPERATIONS WING – WATCHFUL AND LOYAL

The Irish Air Corps’ Helicopter Wing, initially formed to focus mainly on Search-And-Rescue operations during the ‘Big Freeze’ in 1963-64, has since developed to provide air medical and support roles to protect and serve communities throughout Ireland, making this small force one of the most modern institutions of its kind in the world.