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Harris warns that major sporting events are unlikely for the rest of 2020
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Harris warns that major sporting events are unlikely for the rest of 2020

Apr 19th 2020, 10:53 AM 23,545 Views 30 Comments

This year’s GAA championships and rugby fixtures are now in severe doubt.

Harris hopes to ease measures in May but warns not to expect 'significant lifting of restrictions'
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Harris hopes to ease measures in May but warns not to expect 'significant lifting of restrictions'

Apr 17th 2020, 9:02 AM 92,190 Views 134 Comments

Lifting the restrictions will be “complex” and “delicate” according to the Minister for Health.

Varadkar says €115m per month is an 'accurate estimate' for cost of renting private hospitals
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Varadkar says €115m per month is an 'accurate estimate' for cost of renting private hospitals

Apr 16th 2020, 6:39 PM 26,423 Views 147 Comments

Minister Simon Harris plans to publish the deal the government struck with the private hospitals.

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 69,366 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.

Government expects Covid-19 test backlog to be cleared by the end of next week
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Government expects Covid-19 test backlog to be cleared by the end of next week

Apr 11th 2020, 1:53 PM 25,098 Views 75 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris said around 16,000 outsourced tests have already been returned from Germany.

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 59,801 Views 71 Comments

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

'We're talking about a few more weeks': Harris says Covid-19 restrictions 'won't be lifted tomorrow'
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'We're talking about a few more weeks': Harris says Covid-19 restrictions 'won't be lifted tomorrow'

Apr 9th 2020, 1:40 PM 82,525 Views 190 Comments

Current restrictions on public movement are in place until this Sunday, 12 April.

Coronavirus: 25 more deaths and 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 25 more deaths and 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 8th 2020, 5:34 PM 163,439 Views 153 Comments

Health officials continue to urge people to stick with their advice.

'It's now your place of residence': Garda commissioner says those in holiday homes must stay there
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'It's now your place of residence': Garda commissioner says those in holiday homes must stay there

Updated Apr 8th 2020, 12:50 PM 249,712 Views 228 Comments

The powers afforded to gardaí will be in place for four days and may be extended.

Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?
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Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?

Apr 8th 2020, 12:17 PM 30,184 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has argued that these laws aren’t needed given the public’s compliance with the Covid-19 restriction measures.

Simon Harris to sign new regulations giving gardaí powers to enforce social distancing measures
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Simon Harris to sign new regulations giving gardaí powers to enforce social distancing measures

Apr 7th 2020, 10:28 PM 97,511 Views 297 Comments

Until now, gardaí have effectively been powerless to deal with people who do not comply with regulations.

Good news! The Easter Bunny is officially named an essential worker ahead of this weekend
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Good news! The Easter Bunny is officially named an essential worker ahead of this weekend

Apr 7th 2020, 10:22 AM 20,310 Views 20 Comments

An important announcement from the health minister this morning.

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals
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First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals

Apr 1st 2020, 5:16 PM 67,240 Views 52 Comments

Similar centres will be set up around the country.

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19
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Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19

Apr 1st 2020, 4:41 PM 24,022 Views 22 Comments

A team of 1,400 health officials will work to trace and contact people.

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow
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Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Apr 1st 2020, 9:32 AM 20,216 Views 66 Comments

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes
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Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Updated Mar 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 38,400 Views 57 Comments

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday
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Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

Mar 30th 2020, 12:40 PM 101,181 Views 154 Comments

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic'
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Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic'

Mar 28th 2020, 9:56 PM 188,839 Views 170 Comments

The minister said Ireland would remember any companies that ratcheted up the cost of healthcare equipment during a time of need.

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'
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Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Mar 28th 2020, 1:09 PM 58,778 Views 97 Comments

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

Student nurses on placement WILL be paid for duration of Covid-19 crisis
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Student nurses on placement WILL be paid for duration of Covid-19 crisis

Mar 26th 2020, 5:43 PM 24,702 Views 39 Comments

Student nurses and midwives will be offered a contract as a healthcare assistant.

This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country
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This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country

Mar 25th 2020, 6:10 PM 14,927 Views 53 Comments

Simon Harris says there is a lot of misinformation out there about the guidelines.

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals
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People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Mar 25th 2020, 1:34 PM 36,571 Views 76 Comments

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

'It's disgusting': Simon Harris says people have purposefully coughed in his face
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'It's disgusting': Simon Harris says people have purposefully coughed in his face

Mar 25th 2020, 1:04 PM 100,681 Views 239 Comments

The Health Minister said a man and woman came up to him and tried to cough on him as a joke yesterday.

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic
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Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 93,670 Views 82 Comments

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

Two more deaths and 219 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland
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Two more deaths and 219 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland

Mar 23rd 2020, 6:05 PM 262,836 Views 205 Comments

Both patients were male and in the east of the country.

Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'
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Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'

Updated Mar 23rd 2020, 2:15 PM 153,592 Views 132 Comments

It is expected that further recommendations will be made by public health officials tomorrow.

Any pubs still open could be forcibly closed using 'emergency powers'
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Any pubs still open could be forcibly closed using 'emergency powers'

Mar 21st 2020, 9:28 PM 48,939 Views 111 Comments

The warning came from Simon Harris and Tony Holohan.

'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test
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'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test

Mar 21st 2020, 5:27 PM 50,408 Views 75 Comments

“We’re trying to do in a number of days [what] would probably take months, if not years, to set up,” Regina Doherty explained.

New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close
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New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close

Mar 20th 2020, 6:16 PM 48,001 Views 71 Comments

TD Niall Collins says some pubs have remained open.

'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid
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'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid

Mar 19th 2020, 11:52 AM 73,785 Views 65 Comments

Harris said emergency measures under new laws will only be in place until 9 May.

Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation
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Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation

Mar 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 32,911 Views 47 Comments

Some have called for a time limited ‘sunset clause’ to be included in the Bill relating to detentions.

Over 20,000 people contact HSE in response to government call-out for healthcare workers
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Over 20,000 people contact HSE in response to government call-out for healthcare workers

Mar 18th 2020, 5:47 PM 31,456 Views 36 Comments

It comes as the government warned that it expects a 30% increase in the number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Ireland every day.

Patients seeking advice on Covid-19 from GPs will not have to pay
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Patients seeking advice on Covid-19 from GPs will not have to pay

Mar 17th 2020, 3:38 PM 47,068 Views 29 Comments

Private hospitals will need to give capacity to help the public service, said the minister.

'Your country needs you': Harris launches massive recruitment drive for doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff
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'Your country needs you': Harris launches massive recruitment drive for doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff

Updated Mar 17th 2020, 2:35 PM 256,900 Views 288 Comments

The number of cases of Covid-19 could hit 15,000 within the next few weeks, according to the government.

People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris
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People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris

Mar 13th 2020, 1:38 PM 38,723 Views 51 Comments

“We have followed our own government’s advice very closely indeed,” Ian Renton of the Cheltenham Festival said.

Simon Harris: Anyone returning from Spain and Italy will be asked to restrict movements for two weeks
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Simon Harris: Anyone returning from Spain and Italy will be asked to restrict movements for two weeks

Mar 13th 2020, 9:06 AM 111,841 Views 180 Comments

The Health Minister made the announcement today.

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers
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What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers

Mar 12th 2020, 1:14 PM 53,767 Views 65 Comments

People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.

'Clarity' on St Patrick's parade and sick pay expected within next two days, says Harris
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'Clarity' on St Patrick's parade and sick pay expected within next two days, says Harris

Mar 9th 2020, 9:07 AM 37,290 Views 88 Comments

The parade is due to take place next Tuesday in Dublin city centre.

Two Clare schools close for two weeks after pupil among four people to test positive for Covid-19 in the west
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Two Clare schools close for two weeks after pupil among four people to test positive for Covid-19 in the west

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 11:48 AM 184,109 Views 221 Comments

Another school in the north of the county has advised parents to keep their children at home today.

Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns
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Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns

Updated Mar 2nd 2020, 7:36 PM 144,298 Views 137 Comments

Meanwhile, a school in Dublin today began its two-week closing period after it was confirmed a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.