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Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses
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Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses

Jul 12th 2021, 9:01 AM 19,516 Views 14 Comments

Testing will involve volunteers providing saliva samples twice weekly.

HSE to use antigen testing to help tackle Covid outbreaks
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HSE to use antigen testing to help tackle Covid outbreaks

Jul 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 32,631 Views 43 Comments

HSE chief Paul Reid said the health service is “extremely busy”.

Poll: Should antigen testing be used to facilitate indoor dining?
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Poll: Should antigen testing be used to facilitate indoor dining?

Jul 5th 2021, 9:31 AM 37,994 Views 75 Comments

Indoor hospitality is now being delayed until at least 19 July when the government will propose a plan for how the reopening will take place.

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'
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Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'

Jul 1st 2021, 2:28 PM 9,010 Views 12 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this month that antigen testing is “just not as good as PCR”.

'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing
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'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing

Jun 17th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,589 Views 41 Comments

‘Don’t travel unless you’re vaccinated’, why there hasn’t been a Delta surge here yet, and ‘buffer, not butter’ were discussed by NPHET members today.

Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing
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Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing

Jun 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,742 Views 55 Comments

A meeting of the Oireachtas Transport committee last week heard from numerous experts advocating their use.

No mandatory antigen testing for 1,200 fans attending Leinster v Dragons match
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No mandatory antigen testing for 1,200 fans attending Leinster v Dragons match

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 5:03 PM 15,338 Views 4 Comments

The Rainbow Cup game on 11 June has been chosen as one of the test events allowing supporters to return.

Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector
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Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector

May 24th 2021, 2:18 PM 31,772 Views 19 Comments
  • IALPA has called on the Irish government to roll out antigen testing at our airports and to reopen air travel in early July in line with other EU countries.
  • The union president says the divergent approach Ireland is taking to the rest of Europe is "unacceptable".
  • The Taoiseach will set out a plan to reopen aviation on Friday.
Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
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Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,201 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
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Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

May 12th 2021, 10:19 AM 34,843 Views 63 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

Health Minister says Professor Philip Nolan's tweet comparing antigen tests to snake oil was 'not helpful'
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Health Minister says Professor Philip Nolan's tweet comparing antigen tests to snake oil was 'not helpful'

May 11th 2021, 3:25 PM 19,037 Views 26 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said antigen testing is a part of Government policy when it comes to reopening society.

Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
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Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:43 PM 25,535 Views 27 Comments

Antigen testing on construction sites will begin in a matter of weeks, say sources.

Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste
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Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste

Mar 31st 2021, 7:32 AM 24,296 Views 31 Comments

Leo Varadkar was speaking on Prime Time last night.

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
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Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,443 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries
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Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries

Sep 28th 2020, 10:17 PM 34,944 Views 18 Comments

The WHO said the tests “will enable expansion of testing, particularly in countries that do not have extensive laboratory facilities or trained health workers.”