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    Introduction to Inspiration from the Saints: Stories from the Lives of Catholic Holy Men and Women
    (Angelico Press, 2018-03-09)
    This is a book about Catholic saints, a book intended to inspire the reader with their stories and their words. The lives of the saints are all about Christ. How they lived that out is the subject of this book, one possible book out of the endless number that could be written. While I expect that most people who read this book will be practicing Catholics, my goal is to make it accessible to non-Catholics, non-Christians and those who may be feeling their way to faith.
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    Féile na Bealtaine, Dingle, Co Kerry. Micheál Ó Coileáin and Peadar Ó Fionnáin in conversation with David Teevan
    IAFA Oral History Project comprises first-hand accounts by key members of Irish arts festivals. The project was established to complement and enhance the Irish Arts Festivals Archive collection, with each of the oral histories relating to a festival that has deposited, or is committed to depositing, its archive with IAFA. These collections, which provide unique insights into the contribution of festivals to the arts, cultural and economic life of their communities, are part of the UCD Cultural Heritage Collections, and are held in UCD Archives, in the James Joyce Library. These interviews took place on 16th and 17th September 2022 in Dingle, Co Kerry.
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    Strokestown International Poetry Festival. Established 1999. Pat Compton and Shane Lynskey: Festival founder members in conversation with David Teevan
    IAFA Oral History Project comprises first-hand accounts by key members of Irish arts festivals. The project was established to complement and enhance the Irish Arts Festivals Archive collection, with each of the oral histories relating to a festival that has deposited, or is committed to depositing, its archive with IAFA. These collections, which provide unique insights into the contribution of festivals to the arts, cultural and economic life of their communities, are part of the UCD Cultural Heritage Collections, and are held in UCD Archives, in the James Joyce Library. This interview took place on September 10th, 2021 in Galway city.
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    St Patrick’s Festival. Dominic Campbell: Artistic Director (1999–2004) in conversation with David Teevan
    (Irish Arts Festivals Archive, 2022-10) ; ; ;
    IAFA Oral History Project comprises first-hand accounts by key members of Irish arts festivals. The project was established to complement and enhance the Irish Arts Festivals Archive collection, with each of the oral histories relating to a festival that has deposited, or is committed to depositing, its archive with IAFA. These collections, which provide unique insights into the contribution of festivals to the arts, cultural and economic life of their communities, are part of the UCD Cultural Heritage Collections, and are held in UCD Archives, in the James Joyce Library. This interview took place on 17th December 2021 using an online video communications platform.
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    A rapid systematic review of measures to protect older people in long-term care facilities from COVID-19
    Objectives The global COVID-19 pandemic produced large-scale health and economic complications. Older people and those with comorbidities are particularly vulnerable to this virus, with nursing homes and long term care facilities (LTCF) experiencing significant morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19 outbreaks. The aim of this rapid systematic review was to investigate measures implemented in LTCF to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and their effect on morbidity and mortality of residents, staff and visitors. Setting Long-term care facilities. Participants Residents, staff and visitors of facilities. Primary and secondary outcome measures Databases (PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Databases and repositories and MedRXiv prepublished database) were systematically searched from inception to 27 July 2020 to identify studies reporting assessment of interventions to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in nursing homes among residents, staff or visitors. Outcome measures include facility characteristics, morbidity data, case fatalities and transmission rates. Due to study quality and heterogeneity, no meta-analysis was conducted. Results The search yielded 1414 articles, with 38 studies included. Reported interventions include mass testing, use of personal protective equipment, symptom screening, visitor restrictions, hand hygiene and droplet/contact precautions, and resident cohorting. Prevalence rates ranged from 1.2% to 85.4% in residents and 0.6% to 62.6% in staff. Mortality rates ranged from 5.3% to 55.3% in residents. Conclusions Novel evidence in this review details the impact of facility size, availability of staff and practices of operating between multiple facilities, and for-profit status of facilities as factors contributing to the size and number of COVID-19 outbreaks. No causative relationships can be determined; however, this review provides evidence of interventions that reduce transmission of COVID-19 in LTCF.
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