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River Nore crayfish could be wiped out by lethal plague

Health care KilkennyNow.ie

By COLIN BARTLEY AN OUTBREAK of the crayfish plague has been confirmed in the River Nore, affecting the native Irish White-Clawed Crayfish.The crayfish plague is a lethal fungal disease that can wipe out the native stock.It has a 100% mortality rate
'By COLIN BARTLEY AN OUTBREAK of the crayfish plague has been confirmed in the River Nore, affecting the native Irish White-Clawed Crayfish.The crayfish plague is a lethal fungal disease that can wipe out the native stock.It has a 100% mortality rate when contracted and is very easily spread.The outbreak in the River Nore in Kilkenny is the fourth case reported so far in Irish waters in 2019.In 2017 there were large outbreaks in the Nore’s sister rivers, the Barrow and the Suir.Ireland represents one of the last remaining strongholds for the species.Irish White-Clawed Crayfish are considered a vital part of healthy ecosystems where they occur.People using the rivers are asked to use the ‘clean-check-dry’ protocol with your gear by cleaning it in hot water, disinfecting and then drying thoroughly in strong sunshine before moving between water systems.Anyone who comes across the crayfish, or sees them acting strangely such as being seen in the open in daylight, is asked to contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Waterways Ireland or Inland Fisheries Ireland. \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t . The post River Nore crayfish could be wiped out by lethal plague appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'

NÓRA QUOIRIN AUTOPSY: Mystery still surrounds death of tragic Irish teenager

Health care KilkennyNow.ie

FOUR pathologists working on the post-mortem examination of tragic Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin have been unable to determine her cause of death.
'FOUR pathologists working on the post-mortem examination of tragic Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin have been unable to determine her cause of death.The team of pathologists spent eight hours working on Nóra’s autopsy in Malaysia, but their preliminary findings were inconclusive. “The post-mortem is ongoing, therefore no conclusion has been reached yet,” said Matthew Searle of the Lucie Blackman Trust, which is helping the family.He added: “There will be a time for comment, but that time is not now.Let the family grieve in peace.” A further update is expected tomorrow.Nóra’s lifeless body was discovered yesterday by volunteer rescue workers in the Dusun rainforest resort where her family had been holidaying.In a statement, Nóra’s family said their “hearts are broken” after the discovery, but also offered their thanks to those involved in the search.They said: “Nóra is at the heart of our family.She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely. “The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable.Our hearts are broken.We will always love our Nóra.”   . The post NÓRA QUOIRIN AUTOPSY: Mystery still surrounds death of tragic Irish teenager appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'

Civil defence cover at gigs resolved until end of next summer

Health care Irish Examiner

'> Fears that 600 music and cultural festivals could have been cancelled next summer due to serious concerns that on-site emergency medical care will no longer be available have finally been resolved after a year of delays.
'Fears that 600 music and cultural festivals could have been cancelled next summer due to serious concerns that on-site emergency medical care will no longer be available have finally been resolved after a year of delays.'