Health and social care in Ireland

Ireland lifts lifetime ban on gay men giving blood

2017.01.17

Ireland has softened rules that permanently banned men who have sex with men from donating blood. Until this week, the Republic of Ireland continued to enforce rules introduced at the height of the AIDS ...

The first store with products made in prison

2016.10.21

Drum rolls for the grand opening of the Concept Store with merchanidise made by prisoners. It’s real name is FreedHome, and it will open its doors on October 27th in Turin. On display in ...

How many Irish people have committed suicide in 2015

2016.06.01

The data shows 451 recorded suicides across Ireland in 2015. Some 375 men took their own lives across the State, along with 76 women. According to provisional statistics from the Irish Central Statistics Office ...

A patch could soon replace syringes

2014.12.12

Bye bye syringes. Soon, in effect, they could be replaced by special patches. It’s the idea of the project developed by a team of Irish researchers at the Queen’s University Belfast. The patch is ...

Children banned from tanning salons in Ireland

2014.07.22

No sunbeds for under18 living in Ireland. From Monday 21 July, in fact, under a new law that wants to prevent skin cancer Irish people under 18 years of age will not be allowed ...