Jack Quann
Jack Quann

21.58 12 Jul 2019


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HSE launches 'rapid review' into latest CervicalCheck controversy

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is launching a rapid review process, after around 800 women did not recieve the results of their CervicalCheck tests in recent months.

One of the labs - Quest Diagnostics - based in the US state of Virginia have delayed issuing cervical screening results to some women and their GPs, due to IT problems.

This relates to how result letters were electronically triggered.

Varadkar says next UK Prime Minister facing "very serious reality check” on Brexit

The Taoiseach has warned that the next UK Prime Minister is facing a “very serious reality check” on Brexit in the weeks after entering office.

Both contenders have said they will try to re-negotiate parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – specifically the Irish backstop – if they win the race for Number 10.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have also pledged to leave the EU without a deal if they don’t get what they want from Europe.

British police launch investigation into US memo leak

Police in Britain have launched an investigation into the alleged leaking of memos written by the outgoing UK ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch.

The e-mails were released to Britain's Mail on Sunday over the weekend, and eventually led to the ambassador's resignation.

In them, he claimed US President Donald Trump was "incompetent", "inept" and "insecure".

Up to 600 hybrid buses to be used on BusConnects routes

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has said it intends to use up to 600 double-deck hybrid buses as part of the BusConnects programme.

It has started a procurement process for the double-deck buses, which it says will be a Single Supplier Framework Agreement.

This is part of the transition to low emission buses, including electric buses, for urban public bus fleets.

Electric scooter sold by Three Ireland recalled over fears of loose steering column

A Chinese firm is recalling certain units of its 'Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter' over a safety issue.

It says it is possible that on certain units, a screw in the folding apparatus has the potential to come loose - causing the steering column to break away from the main body while in use.

"This presents the possibility of injury to users in terms of falls/slips/trips resulting from the failure", the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) says.


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