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Low reporting of occupational Covid-19 by healthcare employers

By Catherine Reilly | February 19, 2021

Only 285 occupational cases of Covid-19 were reported to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) by health and long-term care settings between 24 November 2020 – when a legal reporting requirement came into place – and 29 January 2021. This figure is substantially lower than the 5,325 healthcare worker infections reported as…

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Dr Alan Moran reviews VW’s new all-electric SUV offering For many years, saloon cars have dominated the car market. Whether it is the VW Beetle, Golf, Ford Escort, Focus or otherwise, it is generally a saloon or more recently (in the grand scheme of things) the hatchback. Golf was VW’s bestseller, but now the Tiguan,…

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A talk with … Bianca Divito

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Lead artist at Divito Studios, Bianca Divito is an award-winning stained-glass designer and conservator, hailing from Co Wicklow. Having worked on the conservation of priceless stained glass windows throughout Europe, her deep understanding of her craft led her to experiment with outdoor installations, as well as innovative techniques and materials — including airbrushing, Swarovski crystals…

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