Category: News

Coronavirus… how it exposes the weakness of a Single Source Procurement Policy.

  The World Health Organisation declaring a global health emergency over the spread of the Coronavirus brings a new clarity to the seriousness of such events.  Global and national authorities are now in full-fledged preventative mode with demand for surgical and respirator masks far outweighing available supply, partly due to the scale of the threat …

Irema Ireland helps combat Wuhan Coronavirus

Irema Ireland, Ireland’s only surgical and respirator mask manufacturer is seeing echoes of 2003 and 2009 with the spread of the ‘Wuhan’ Coronavirus.  The virus which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in mid December has seen people present with pneumonia like symptoms and led to the shutdown of the city’s transport network in …

MDR (Medical Device Regulation) Compliance at Irema Ireland

Irema Ireland is a byword for quality and compliance in the manufacture of medical face masks for numerous OEM clients and under the Facemate brand for over 35 years. Under the watchful eye of our experienced Quality Control & Regulatory Affairs department, our industry leading Surgical and Respirator Face Masks are manufactured in our Limerick facility, …

Infection Control: What you need to know.

Respirators better than surgical masks for infection control   The longstanding belief that a surgical mask provides adequate protection against infections spread by droplets has been turned upside down by new research that finds respirators do a better job. UNSW Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and PLuS Alliance Fellow Raina MacIntyre and her team have conducted the largest …

ISO 16890 REPLACES EN779:2012

The ISO 16890 standard is LIVE and is the new global standard for testing and classification of air filters, and replaces the existing EN779:2012 norm. This new ISO 16890 standard is a big change in the way air filters are evaluated. Why a new filtration standard ISO 16890?  The new ISO16890 test method shifts the focus on filtration performance to the classes …

Ebola Outbreak

21 cases of haemorrhagic fever, including 17 deaths were reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 3 May 2018. Two out five samples taken to Kinshasa for testing on 6 May, tested positive for Ebola. This warning from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comes following news of reports …

Medica 13th-16th Nov 2017

MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector,  Düsseldorf / Germany from 13 – 16 November 2017 MEDICA has passed and once again the fair proved to us that it is one of the most important events for  IREMA. We can look back on a very successful and interesting week. Many visitors came …

A+A-People Matter. Dusseldorf, Germany 2017

A+A- Safety,security, Health at work-Dusseldorf 17th-20th Oct 2017 People matter -very much underlined the huge importance of health and safety at the workplace. – now more than ever. This is underscored by the huge interest taken by exhibitors in the run-up to A+A 2017, once again allowing the world’s leading trade fair for safety, security and health at …

Bird flu strain found at farm in Fife

A “very mild” strain of bird flu has been identified on a Fife farm, the Scottish government has confirmed. A one kilometre protection zone has been set up around Craigies Poultry Farm on the outskirts of Dunfermline. Confirmation of the strain of Avian Influenza (H5N1) was issued shortly after 18:00. Initial tests indicate a “low …

Irema Ireland Exhibits at Filtech 2015

Irema Ireland will be exhibiting at Filtech 2015 Feb 24-26, to be held in the new venue Koelnmesse in Cologne. We look forward to seeing you all there. Feel free to contact Sean beforehand to arrange a time that might suit you, otherwise just drop in anytime.