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Diabetes Ireland: Think Type 1 Diabetes Think Test

TEST…… know what it stands for, recognise the symptoms, and treat early as time is critical in a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. A delay in the diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes can quickly lead to a life-threatening complication called Diabetic Ketoacidosis or in short DKA. Early recognition of the symptoms and early treatment can prevent the development of DKA.

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Our World Irish Aid Awards 2022-2023

Have you entered the Our World Irish Aid Awards Programme yet? This programme aimed at 3rd – 6th class pupils and teaches them all about the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations, the work of Irish Aid and how to make the world a better place! Pupils can submit any work done on global citizenship!

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When stroke strikes, act F.A.S.T.

The Irish Heart Foundation’s Act F.A.S.T. campaign aims to raise awareness of the signs of stroke and the importance of calling an ambulance as soon as possible. F.A.S.T. stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Every minute matters so act F.A.S.T.

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New data shows Ireland’s genetic services lag far behind international peers

Ireland has approximately half the number of people employed in core clinical genetic services compared with international peers, resulting in a two-year waiting list for the services, which is in stark contrast to the three-month waiting list for genetic services in Northern Ireland, according to a research report published by Rare Diseases Ireland.

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Irish Network Against Racism: 2022 iReport.ie Reports of Racism in Ireland

The Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) today launched the Report of its 2022 findings from the iReport.ie racist incident reporting system. The total number of incidents reaching 600 (rising from 404 in 2021), the system also recorded 223 criminal incidents, including racist assaults, a record 190 reports of illegal discrimination and 136 reports of hate speech.

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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: We-Consent Campaign

We-Consent, a new three-year campaign, ignites a national conversation about consent. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre launches first National Consent Campaign aimed at driving a cultural shift and behavioural change in Ireland. 70% of people see a problem with sexual consent in Ireland. The campaign will inform, educate, and engage with all members of society about consent.

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Friends of the Earth: Irish households still being left out in the cold

As the Government responds to the three-part energy crisis of affordability, pollution and supply, detailed research commissioned by Friends of the Earth shows what policy changes are necessary to address rising energy poverty while making Irish homes warmer and more energy efficient.

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Barnardos: Findings of CSO Statistics Survey on Income and Living Conditions ‘Unacceptable’

Barnardos children's charity says the CSO Statistics Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) findings on deprivation are unacceptable. The findings state that one in five children (19.9%) experienced deprivation last year in Ireland and that just under one in six (15.2%) found themselves at risk of poverty.

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Ten Adult Education initiatives recognised at annual STAR Awards

Established in 2006, AONTAS’ STAR Awards acknowledge outstanding adult learning initiatives across the island of Ireland. This year, 26 projects were nominated across five categories including Health and Wellbeing; Third-level Access and Engagement; Social Inclusion; Global Citizenship Education; and Learner Voice.

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Global Action Plan: Climate Heroes Challenge

Funded by Irish Aid, the 'Climate Heroes’ competition will see local groups across the country try to minimise their carbon footprints. The team-based climate competition will begin on Earth Day 2023, 22 April and last for two weeks.

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87% of LGBTQ+ youth report hate and harassment online

Online platforms are places we can connect, express, learn and explore. LGBTQ+ youth can find community online, develop new skills and be inspired by LGBTQ+ activists across the globe. But we know sometimes that online platforms can also turn nasty.

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Lifelong learning opportunities may be “out of reach” for marginalised and vulnerable communities

Lone parents, people affected by addiction or imprisonment, people with disabilities, older adults and migrant women are among the marginalised and vulnerable communities that experience multi-layered and intersectional barriers to lifelong learning participation in Ireland. That’s according to new research launched by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

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Public awareness of stroke signs shows worrying decline

Irish Heart Foundation launches new F.A.S.T. Stroke awareness campaign. An Irish Heart Foundation analysis of HSE data shows just 60 per cent of patients got to hospital within the crucial 4.5-hour window for thrombolysis (medicine that dissolves the clot causing the stroke) in 2020 – compared to 73 per cent six years earlier.

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