The Irish Health Service Executive’s (HSE) proposed new health service plan for next year would see services reduced in some areas, despite the provision of a record €17 billion in funding in Budget 2019.
Six years ago it took almost three weeks for a shipping container to travel the 1,100km from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Kampala, the Ugandan capital. While poor infrastructure did not help, the delays were largely down to the myriad layers of red tape between the two countries. Now that journey is regularly done is seven days.
Iraqi forces have liberated more than 70 percent of the territory lying to the south of the Daesh-held northern city of Mosul, and are weeding out explosives planted by the terrorist group on their way to the city proper.