Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

Distinguished Service Awards

℘℘℘ The Irish have made their mark all over the world. Following the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum, the Irish government inaugurated the Presidential Distinguished Service Award as a way of recognising their impact on the international stage. Announcing the 12 recipients of this year’s awards, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said: “The contribution of the IrishRead more..

HIV on the Rise in Ireland

Recent figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases, show a 30 percent increase in HIV cases in Ireland. To combat this, the Union of Students in Ireland teamed up with Operation Zero in June for Irish AIDS Days at nonprofit HIV Ireland, to spread their message:Read more..

Blood Tribunal Prosecutions Possible

The report of the Lindsay Tribunal, which investigated how almost half of Ireland’s haemophiliacs were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C, has been passed on to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who will decide if criminal proceedings are to be taken against some of the people responsible. The blood scandal has already cost the livesRead more..

The Irish Blood Scandal

Haemophilia sufferers across Ireland are awaiting the outcome of the Lindsay Tribunal, which was set up to investigate how blood products were contaminated with HIV and Hepatitis C. But while Judge Alison Lindsay deliberates on one of the greatest scandals in Irish life, a deal has finally been hammered out to compensate the victims ofRead more..