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Tipperary Dog Lovers Take Note.

Some batches of Pedigree dog food have been recalled over safety concerns and consumers who have purchased the affected products have been asked to cease feeding it to their pets with immediate effect.

Are we nearly there yet, are we nearly there yet ?.


Mars Multisales Ireland, who issued the recall first on December 22nd, last, said that if you have fed this product to your pet over a period of weeks and should your dog be now showing any signs of illness, e.g. excessive drinking and urination, they are encouraging you to seek immediate veterinary advice.

The recall has been initiated due to the pet food containing high levels of Vitamin D.

The ‘lot codes’ and ‘best before dates‘ listed hereunder are the only products impacted according to the company.

PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original (3kg)
046E9MIN05 Best Before Code 12.02.2022
046F9MIN05 Best Before Code 20.02.2022
048A9MIN05 Best Before Code 22.02.2022

PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original (10kg)
046E9MIN08 Best Before Code 12.02.2022
047C9MIN08 Best Before Code 17.02.2022

PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken and Vegetables (2.6kg)
045F9MIN05 Best Before Code 06.02.2022
047A9MIN05 Best Before Code 15.02.2022

PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken and Vegetables (12kg)
046C9MIN08 Best Before Code 10.02.2022
046D9MIN08 Best Before Code 11.02.2022
046E9MIN08 Best Before Code 12.02.2022

CHAPPIE Complete Chicken Dry Dog Food (3kg)
045F9MIN05 Best Before Code 11.05.2022

These products can be easily identified by their lot code and best before date, latter both clearly printed on the container bag.

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40 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine Only, For 300 Front-Line Workers At Nenagh Hospital.

Mr Jackie Cahill TD

As was previously expected a small amount of Covid-19 vaccine arrived at Nenagh Hospital today. This was fast-tracked after front-line staff voiced their sheer frustration and anger yesterday, regarding delays with the current rollout to some 300 of their frontline contact workforce.

Some 40 doses will now be administered to chosen workers within the hospital, leaving some 240 front-line workers, without being vaccinated. (Note: We understand some 20 staff who share work with Limerick University hospital had received the vaccine earlier.)
This compares unfairly with some one thousand staff at the private Beacon Hospital, who were vaccinated last week, according to HSE chief executive Mr Paul Reid.

Meanwhile, Nenagh hospital has not been given any clarification as to when these other 240 front-line staff will receive their badly needed vaccine doses.

What has been even more disrespectful of Nenagh Hospital staff, was a claim made yesterday on social media, by Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill, who stated, quote, “The Taoiseach has informed me that an initial delivery of vaccinations will be sent to Nenagh hospital tomorrow morning, for front facing staff, following representations I made to him on this matter.
I have been back in contact with the Taoiseach’s Chief of Staff, late this evening, to state that a full delivery is needed as a matter of priority and I have requested certainty on a date for this.
I am very please (I think he means ‘pleased’) to welcome this news and I thank all of those who contacted me in relation to this.”

It would appear that the Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin was misleading Mr Jackie Cahill, during their contact, (which hopefully was 2 metres apart). However, having heard the Taoiseach Mr Martin on Virgin Media News, it appears more likely that it was Mr Cahill who was attempting, not for the first time, to mislead his now dwindling Tipperary electorate.

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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 16th Jan. 2021 – 60 Deaths – 3,231 New Cases

Killer Covid-19 virus cases continue to rise in Co. Tipperary.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that sadly there have been 60 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,595.

With our Irish hospital system already operating at surge capacity, there were 3,231 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 169,780.

Of today’s cases nationally; 931 cases in Dublin, 388 in Cork, 238 in Louth, 155 in Waterford, 151 in Limerick, with the remaining 1,368 cases located across all other counties.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have now been 3,520 recorded cases of the killer Covid-19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, per data relevant up to midnight on Thursday, January 14th, 2021. Sixty one (61) cases are relevant in the 24 hours to midnight on Friday, January 15th, 2021, or 1,600 over the past 14 day period up to the same stated date (January 15th, 2021).

In Northern Ireland, a further 22 coronavirus deaths have been recorded taking their death toll to 1,581. A further 705 new cases have been confirmed, taking their total number of positive virus tests to 94,539.

It is now reasonably accepted that the re-opening of the hospitality sector will now not begin until after Easter at the very earliest. This follows a meeting between representatives of the hospitality sector and a number of Government ministers yesterday where the former were left with the sense that the easing of restrictions will most certainly take longer than was previously expected.

Some 1,800 frontline medical workers will receive Covid-19 vaccinations this weekend. GP practice nurses and Doctors are being administered their first dose of the Moderna vaccine from facilities set up in counties Dublin, Laois and Galway, by the National Ambulance Service.

Meanwhile, anti-epidemic authorities in north China’s Tianjin Municipality are involved in tracing close contacts with ice cream, latter product deemed to be contaminated with the coronavirus, after three samples tested positive.

An Garda Síochána admit that unfortunately, there still remain a minority of our population who are failing to comply with National Public Health Guidelines.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stands at almost 94 million confirmed cases, with global deaths well over for 2 million.

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Stay Safe – Stay Home.

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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 15th Jan. 2021 – 50 Deaths – 3,498 New Cases

Killer Covid-19 virus cases continue to rise in Co. Tipperary.

Within the 14 day period between December 29th 2020 and January 11th 2021, there were 1,483 new cases in total within the 8 local electoral areas of Co. Tipperary, – i.e. 327 confirmed cases in Cashel-Tipperary, 216 in Clonmel, 201 in Newport, 178 in Cahir, 166 in Nenagh, 156 in Thurles, 127 in Carrick-on-Suir and 112 in Roscrea-Templemore.

University Hospital Limerick, the medical facility serving North Tipperary, currently have 162 Covid positive patients. Same represents, an increase of 10 on yesterday’s figures, while 47 patients remain in isolation in the emergency department waiting hopefully for admission.

With more than 30 million coronavirus cases officially recorded in Europe; the Department of Health have confirmed this evening that sadly there has been 50 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,536.

There are 3,498 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 166,548.

Of today’s cases nationally; 1,182 are in Dublin, with 421 in Cork, 258 in Limerick, 187 in Galway and 164 in Waterford, with the remaining 1,286 cases located across all other counties.

An Garda Síochána admit that unfortunately, there are a minority of our population who are failing to comply, with public health guidance.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have been 3,437 recorded cases of the killer Covid -19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, an increase of 135 cases relevant up to midnight on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021.

There are now 1,850 patients with Covid-19 in hospital nationally in the Republic, with 184 patients, in total, in intensive care units.

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is to temporarily reduce deliveries of its Covid-19 vaccine to Europe in order to upgrad its present production capacity. The head of the Irish vaccine taskforce has now stated that an accelerated programme planned for this weekend may now have to be adjusted. Meanwhile, the period of time between people receiving their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is being increased to 28 days, from the current 21 days as originally scheduled.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stands at almost 93.3 million confirmed cases, with global deaths headed for 2 million.

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Stay Safe – Stay Home.

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Covid-19 Update: Thur. 14th Jan. 2021 – 28 Deaths – 3,955 New Cases

New confirmed killer Covid-19 virus cases in Tipperary.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that sadly there has been 28 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,488. The ages of those who have died range from 25 to 98 years.

There are 3,955 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 163,057.

Of today’s cases nationally; 1,210 are in Dublin, 456 in Cork, 235 in Louth, 221 in Meath, 218 in Limerick, with the remaining 1,615 cases located across all other counties.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have been 3,302 recorded cases of the killer Covid -19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, an increase of 34 cases in the 24 hours relevant up to midnight on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021.

University Hospital Limerick, the medical facility serving North Tipperary now has 142 people with the Covid-19 virus. This figure includes 12 persons in intensive care.

There are now 1,792 patients with Covid-19 in hospital nationally in the Republic, with 169 patients, in total, in intensive care units.

This third wave of Covid-19 is now agreed as being different to the previous two surges, as the virus has spread more rapidly and is affecting a wider range of people from all age groups.

An Tánaiste, Mr Leo Varadkar, informed the Dáil earlier today, that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is in line to be approved by the European Medicines Agency on January 29th next.

In Northern Ireland today, sadly an additional 16 deaths from Covid-19 have been reported, with 973 new cases.

HSE Chief Executive Mr Paul Reid has confirmed that 69,378 frontline healthcare workers have been vaccinated together with 7,925 people in long term care facilities.

Three people, latter who travelled to south Co. Dublin from Co. Meath for takeaway burgers, are among 29 people who have been fined €100 each for breaching Covid-19 restrictions since the introduction of the upgraded new enforcement measures which came into full effect on Monday.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at almost 92.6 million, with global deaths headed for 1.99 million.

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Stay Safe – Stay Home.

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