Features, Health

A Day in the Life: Student Nurses during the Pandemic

12-hour shifts, no pay. We are accustomed to hearing about the ongoing struggle faced by student nurses on placement in Ireland and the injustice done by the government to leave them very little financial support. This year, however, is bringing even greater strife, and that is the Covid-19 pandemic. Young men and women we see as our peers, close-friends and …


Health, News

Coronavirus Vaccines: Here’s what we know

by Aoife O’Sullivan Early in the week American pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that they had successfully manufactured a vaccine that was 90% effective in Stage 3 of the vaccine testing process. A week later, Moderna, another American company announced that they had developed a vaccine that is almost 95% effective, without needing to be stored at the extremely low temperatures …


BREAKING: Level 5 restrictions in place from midnight Wednesday for 6 weeks

Following hours-long meetings, the Cabinet have agreed to move the Republic of Ireland to Level 5 restrictions from Wednesday midnight for six weeks. These restrictions are said to be reviewed after 4 weeks from An Taoiseach Michaél Martin. After hours of negotiations between Ministers and health officials from NPHET, it has been announced that the country will go into Level …