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INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
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INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding

Apr 30th 2022, 6:11 PM 18,210 Views 19 Comments

There was record-breaking overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick in April.

'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says
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'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 1:34 PM 29,791 Views 33 Comments

Dr Holohan will be stepping down as the country’s Chief Medical Officer to take up the role at TCD in July.

No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly
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No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly

Jan 23rd 2022, 2:27 PM 19,828 Views 28 Comments

The Health Minister said that the Government is currently looking at a medium-term strategy for current Covid-19 protections, like vaccines and testing.

HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
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HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 1:44 PM 35,893 Views 74 Comments
  • The new guidance will be in place when the HSE updates its IT system
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the schedule for booster jabs is being revised
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for more GPs and pharmacists to get involved with the booster rollout
Health Minister extends €100 pandemic grant for student nurses as McHugh report published
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Health Minister extends €100 pandemic grant for student nurses as McHugh report published

Nov 4th 2021, 10:26 PM 11,851 Views 4 Comments

Sinn Féin spokesperson David Cullinane said that the measures announced don’t go far enough.

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
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Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab

Oct 20th 2021, 3:59 PM 10,684 Views 12 Comments

The booster shots for the over 60s will begin ‘imminently’, said the minister.

Former French Health Minister charged over handling of Covid-19 pandemic
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Former French Health Minister charged over handling of Covid-19 pandemic

Sep 10th 2021, 7:17 PM 33,187 Views 0 Comments

She’s been charged with “endangering the lives of others”, the prosecutor of the Republic’s Court of Justice said.

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
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Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services

Sep 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,789 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he expected the health service to see an increase in the number of patients presenting with cancer in the coming months.

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
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Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,635 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

Stephen Donnelly says he was 'concerned' at footage of crowds after GAA hurling final
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Stephen Donnelly says he was 'concerned' at footage of crowds after GAA hurling final

Aug 25th 2021, 9:02 AM 25,508 Views 58 Comments

He urged those in attendance who were “too close to people for too long” to go and get tested.

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
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Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today

Jul 25th 2021, 10:42 AM 23,435 Views 98 Comments

Failte Ireland’s guidelines for pubs and restaurants were published yesterday.

NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'
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NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'

Jul 2nd 2021, 2:52 PM 33,424 Views 94 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said negative commentary can be “a little bit disheartening”.

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
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Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot

Jun 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 16,075 Views 7 Comments

The former Downing Street aide is claiming that Boris Johnson called his health minister ‘totally f*cking hopeless’ last March.

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
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UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

Jun 14th 2021, 7:38 PM 28,903 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
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People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:30 AM 6,721 Views 15 Comments

70% of Northern Ireland population have received first Covid-19 jab.

Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
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Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says

May 21st 2021, 9:28 AM 16,729 Views 56 Comments

A decryption key was made available yesterday but Donnelly said “no ransom has been paid”.

Patient data from HSE hack has appeared on the dark net, Minister confirms
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Patient data from HSE hack has appeared on the dark net, Minister confirms

Updated May 20th 2021, 1:45 PM 74,714 Views 81 Comments
  • It is "clear" that data on some HSE servers has been encrypted, but that the full extent of this remains unknown.
  • The Dáil heard that a helpline will be set up for patients approached by someone with their leaked HSE details.
  • The Health Minister also accused some legal firms of "licking their lips" at the prospect of data privacy cases.
Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
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Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated May 12th 2021, 7:49 PM 62,581 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
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'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions

May 12th 2021, 4:44 PM 14,061 Views 15 Comments

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres
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No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres

Apr 22nd 2021, 4:57 PM 25,726 Views 20 Comments

The health minister said last month that he had met students administering vaccines.

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly
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Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly

Apr 7th 2021, 4:23 PM 61,441 Views 110 Comments

Teachers and SNAs in Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East received vaccines yesterday.

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova
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26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova

Apr 1st 2021, 9:02 PM 75,980 Views 147 Comments

People arriving from these countries from 6 April will need to pre-book hotel quarantine.

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
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Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

Mar 4th 2021, 3:20 PM 14,272 Views 16 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period
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Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:41 PM 18,145 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet today to extend the access to the cards for a further three years.

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday
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Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday

Mar 2nd 2021, 5:06 PM 23,434 Views 79 Comments

Stephen Donnelly is appearing before the Oireachtas Health Committee to answer questions from TDs.

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
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Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister

Jan 21st 2021, 11:01 AM 57,993 Views 80 Comments

Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
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Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Jan 13th 2021, 5:11 PM 38,078 Views 86 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9
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Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 35,997 Views 59 Comments

The minister said there has been a 40% fall in demand for testing in the past week.

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days
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Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 7:55 PM 51,530 Views 142 Comments

One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
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Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Aug 26th 2020, 6:22 PM 34,185 Views 48 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting
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Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 101,993 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that the number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospital and in ICU doubled over the weekend.

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'
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Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'

Jul 16th 2020, 9:27 AM 75,654 Views 152 Comments

Donnelly also said that from a disease perspective, gastro pubs are seen as restaurants.

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal
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Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal

Updated Jun 20th 2020, 6:17 PM 48,966 Views 0 Comments

Obadiah Moyo (66) was arrested last night following investigations brought by the country’s anti-graft commission.

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'
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Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:57 PM 46,049 Views 80 Comments

The Heallth Minister said he understood the motivations of protesters and “would have been there with people in normal times”.

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s
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Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s

May 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,580 Views 20 Comments

The Health Minister called the over-70 group a “resilient generation”.

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris
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'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris

May 2nd 2020, 3:45 PM 229,985 Views 149 Comments

Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'
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Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'

Apr 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,542 Views 108 Comments

Talks on government formation are expected to ratchet up from this week.

'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting
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'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:45 AM 28,624 Views 30 Comments

Vaughan Gething later apologised and said he was “obviously embarrassed”.

Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'
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Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'

Apr 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 69,371 Views 111 Comments

Factors such as ICU capacity and the reproduction rate of the virus will determine how and when restrictions can be eased back.

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them
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Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them

Apr 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 59,867 Views 72 Comments

Siptu’s Kevin Figgis says that “many” of these student radiographers are replacing existing staff who have to self-isolate.

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