Big increases in recorded drug crime outside Dublin

Big increases in recorded drug crime outside Dublin

The biggest increases in recorded drug crime countrywide are occurring outside of Dublin. Sizeable increases have been recorded in many locations in Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Sligo, Carlow, Louth, Mayo, Kildare and Westmeath. Garda sources believe higher disposable...
DNA test before baby is born

DNA test before baby is born

A DNA test before baby is born is now available from AlphaBiolabs. This in-house prenatal DNA test can accurately determine the paternity of a baby whilst still in the womb. This is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test, so there is no risk of miscarriage. As such,...
Cocaine epidemic sweeping across west of Ireland

Cocaine epidemic sweeping across west of Ireland

Politicians are claiming that a ‘cocaine epidemic’ is sweeping across parts of the west of Ireland. “We have never seen [amounts of] cocaine like this, we have never seen this amount of people who are taking cocaine”, said Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Fein TD. Compared...
Gender test at home

Gender test at home

Being pregnant is very much a waiting game. Waiting for the first scan, waiting for the first kick, and of course waiting for the big event itself. However, many parents simply can’t wait to learn their baby’s gender. This is usually revealed at the second ultrasound...
Paternity test before baby is born

Paternity test before baby is born

Not everyone enjoys their pregnancy because they are unsure who the father is. Waiting to DNA test the baby after its birth can cause arguments, upset and worry at an already stressful time. It is possible to determine paternity during pregnancy using amniocentesis or...
Nail alcohol testing

Nail alcohol testing

The process of nail alcohol testing is similar to hair testing for assessing long-term alcohol misuse. The two techniques are similar in that both nails and hair are made from the fibrous protein keratin. As the nail grows, substances can pass from the blood vessels...
Loch Ness monster spotted for 16th time this year

Loch Ness monster spotted for 16th time this year

The Loch Ness Monster has apparently been caught on camera again, making it the 16th sighting of the year. This year has had the highest number of sightings of the creature in 36 years. The most recent one comes from Eoin O’Faodhagain from County Donegal. An...
Doctors urged to stop over-prescribing drugs

Doctors urged to stop over-prescribing drugs

The Medical Council has warned that the over-prescribing of drugs is affecting the safety and wellbeing of Irish patients. The council is seeking to take action at national level, as it believes this issue is negatively affecting the safety of patients. It has warned...