Simon Carswell

Simon Carswell


Journalist & author, Public Affairs Editor at @irishtimes scarswell{at}https://t.co/1Etncb0wHP Past: Finance & US Corr. Secure messaging - Threema ID: DHUF6YUT

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UPDATE: Moate Nursing Home in Co Westmeath says it is managing #Covid19  outbreak with 11 of its 47 residents testing positive for the disease along four staff; one resident has been sent to hospital for observation via @IrishTimes 

‘Rapidly accelerating volume of calls’ and lack of staff led to weekend collapse of #Covid19  tracing, says HSE - @paulcullenit  reports via @IrishTimes 

US presidential debate: who won, was it any good, were there any surprises? analysis via @IrishTimes ⁩ journalists

Post #Brexit  trade deal is ‘doable but difficult’, says Coveney via @IrishTimes 

Relatives not given chance to be with dying #Covid19  nursing home residents - report Health watchdog says grief compounded by personal items being handed back by Dealgan House in Dundalk in black plastic bags Regulator publishes 31 inspection reports

One of country’s main labs unable to process #Covid19  tests over weekend due to staff shortages - @jackpower83  & @JackHoJo  report via @IrishTimes 

#Coronavirus : Close contact numbers fall in sign restrictions may be working Angry exchanges reported between contact tracers and newly infected people skipped over as close contact calls after last weekend’s backlog via ⁦⁩ @IrishTimes 

‘Afraid, frozen, stuck’: The mental health pandemic and how to fight it - my #longread  feature in today’s @IrishTimes  Weekend Review

We need to reverse our thinking on lockdown We are starting from a position of what can stay open rather than what must close @CliffTaylorIT  on the need for a rethink on the yo-yo #COVID19  lockdowns via @IrishTimes 

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Ireland’s geographical advantage as an island in dealing with #coronavirus  is ‘being squandered’ by very serious differences in approach to the disease North and South, says Northern Irish public health specialist @GabrielScally  via @IrishTimesOpEd 

Raucous crowd greeted @BernieSanders  on stage. "Sounds like you want to make a political revolution," he says.

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This is startling admission from Taoiseach... Varadkar says, that after receiving call from Trump, he contacted Clare County Council about a wind farm that Trump didn't want built near Doonbeg golf resort and that the planning permission was subsequently declined.

BREAKING: #Covid19 : Backlog forces HSE to skip calls to thousands of close contacts HSE to send texts on Wed to 2,000-2,500 people asking them to tell their own close contacts to contact their GPs immediately to seek a #Covid19  test via @IrishTimes 

This story still top of #MostRead  on online this morning.... UK immigration rules ‘deny’ NI-born Irish citizens access to EU rights via cc

@BernieSanders at last rally of his Iowa campaign before caucuses tomorrow night

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Trump boards Air Force One for the first time as POTUS for flight to Republican summit in Philadelphia - no wave

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FT reporting that Johnson offering big cash payment - in the billions - for Northern Ireland to bring DUP onside for the 'double customs' plan UK and EU locked in race to broker #Brexit  deal via @FinancialTimes 

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