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Saturday 19 December, 2020

Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'
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# Hope

Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'

Dec 19th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,649 Views 33 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the HSE’s CEO said the pandemic highlighted a number of health policy shifts that are needed.

Reader Q&A: The Swine Flu vaccine was fast-tracked too - so how are things different this time around?
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# Questions Answered

Reader Q&A: The Swine Flu vaccine was fast-tracked too - so how are things different this time around?

Dec 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,230 Views 26 Comments

Vaccinations in the European Union are set to begin from 27 December.

Friday 18 December, 2020

HSE expects to have hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses by end of February
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# Vaccine

HSE expects to have hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses by end of February

Dec 18th 2020, 9:53 AM 15,645 Views 22 Comments

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, CEO Paul Reid said the level of distribution across the EU after approval will depend on capacity of the suppliers.

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions
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# Research

Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions

Dec 17th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,410 Views 22 Comments

New research from Trinity College should provide a baseline to identify longterm impacts of the pandemic.

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Tuesday 15 December, 2020

People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination
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# Covid19

People advised to hold off on trying for a baby for a period of time after getting Covid-19 vaccination

Dec 15th 2020, 6:36 PM 72,487 Views 18 Comments

Some studies should become available in early 2021 that may change the advice.

Here's what'll happen when you go to get your Covid-19 vaccine
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# Covid19

Here's what'll happen when you go to get your Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 15th 2020, 3:25 PM 22,794 Views 27 Comments

For the larger roll-out, the vaccines will be administered in large vaccination centres and also GP surgeries and pharmacies.

Monday 14 December, 2020

'Too early to say' whether new coronavirus strain is present in Ireland
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# Covid19

'Too early to say' whether new coronavirus strain is present in Ireland

Dec 14th 2020, 7:57 PM 41,528 Views 27 Comments

Earlier today UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said more than 1,000 cases of this variant have been identified.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
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Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Dec 14th 2020, 6:30 PM 16,215 Views 4 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Sunday 13 December, 2020

Explainer: What is a vaccine and why are they so important?
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Explainer: What is a vaccine and why are they so important?

Dec 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,314 Views 17 Comments

Let’s get back to basics.

Friday 11 December, 2020

Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system
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# Vaccine

Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system

Dec 11th 2020, 11:34 AM 6,563 Views 5 Comments

A company to provide the IT system is expected to be selected shortly.

Thursday 10 December, 2020

HSE will call on 'influential groups' to encourage people to get Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE will call on 'influential groups' to encourage people to get Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 10th 2020, 5:28 PM 11,158 Views 43 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said the HSE wants to stay ‘well ahead’ of anti vaccination campaigns and get clear and precise information to people.

Tuesday 8 December, 2020

First full peer-reviewed results find Oxford vaccine is safe and between 70% to 90% effective
# Phase 3
# Phase 3

First full peer-reviewed results find Oxford vaccine is safe and between 70% to 90% effective

Dec 8th 2020, 4:05 PM 13,797 Views 35 Comments

Most participants in the trials analysed so far are aged 18-55.

Saturday 5 December, 2020

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines?

Dec 5th 2020, 10:30 AM 12,094 Views 0 Comments

The HSE expects Ireland’s vaccination programme to begin in January.

Thursday 3 December, 2020

HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:15 PM 17,839 Views 40 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said it will still be “some time” before a vaccine is our main line of defence against the virus.

Wednesday 2 December, 2020

'Only those who have endured it know the unhappiness': Families mark National Missing Persons Day
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# Missing

'Only those who have endured it know the unhappiness': Families mark National Missing Persons Day

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:30 PM 10,059 Views 6 Comments

There are 813 open missing persons cases in Ireland.

The Den's Christmas Special and Fungie's disappearance - Highlights from RTÉ's festive schedule
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# TV Guide

The Den's Christmas Special and Fungie's disappearance - Highlights from RTÉ's festive schedule

Dec 2nd 2020, 4:25 PM 14,907 Views 13 Comments

We may be spending a bit more time with our screens this Christmas.

'I go through pain every day': Family of Willie Maughan determined to get justice
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# Missing

'I go through pain every day': Family of Willie Maughan determined to get justice

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:20 AM 19,955 Views 2 Comments

Maughan and his girlfriend Ana Varslavane disappeared five years ago.

Tuesday 1 December, 2020

'It's nice to be out and about again': Quiet start as retailers open their doors to Christmas shoppers
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# Level Three

'It's nice to be out and about again': Quiet start as retailers open their doors to Christmas shoppers

Dec 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 16,317 Views 10 Comments

With just 24 shopping days left, retailers are expecting business to pick up.

'Stay away from crowded shops, streets and buses': Caution urged as retailers open back up for Christmas shopping
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# Covid19

'Stay away from crowded shops, streets and buses': Caution urged as retailers open back up for Christmas shopping

Dec 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 19,967 Views 29 Comments

The government has asked customers to “play their part” as we head into the busiest shopping season of the year.

Monday 30 November, 2020

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
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# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Nov 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 24,729 Views 10 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Friday 27 November, 2020

Vodafone Ireland 'in process of restoring service' after data service issues
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# Outage

Vodafone Ireland 'in process of restoring service' after data service issues

Nov 27th 2020, 9:34 PM 45,331 Views 40 Comments

Many customers were worried they will not be able to watch the Late Late Toy Show, which has just started.

Man charged after two people found concealed in truck at Rosslare port
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# Wexford

Man charged after two people found concealed in truck at Rosslare port

Nov 27th 2020, 9:14 PM 20,372 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said both of the people found in the truck have been offered accommodation and welfare services.

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December
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# Covid19

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 4:17 PM 70,517 Views 67 Comments
  • Retailers, gyms and non-essential services like hairdressers to open from next Tuesday.
  • Restaurants and gastropubs to open from next Friday.
  • Restrictions on inter-county travel and ban on household visits to remain in place until 18 December.
Photos: An early peek at the Toy Show set and the performance that moved Ryan Tubridy to tears
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# Rule The World

Photos: An early peek at the Toy Show set and the performance that moved Ryan Tubridy to tears

Nov 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 36,758 Views 14 Comments

The set this year was influenced by the works of Roald Dahl.

Thursday 26 November, 2020

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

Nov 26th 2020, 8:14 PM 33,969 Views 43 Comments

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services
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# Cancer

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services

Nov 26th 2020, 5:31 PM 10,370 Views 34 Comments

Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.

Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
# Reopening
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Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'

Nov 25th 2020, 12:38 PM 37,740 Views 93 Comments

It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.

Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches
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# Covid19

Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches

Nov 24th 2020, 9:46 AM 21,005 Views 40 Comments

RTÉ officials met with gardaí yesterday in relation to the retirement gathering.

Monday 23 November, 2020

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:30 PM 21,833 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Saturday 21 November, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 21st 2020, 7:50 PM 16,035 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the news today.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 344 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Four deaths and 344 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 21st 2020, 5:44 PM 95,136 Views 153 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Gardaí seize vehicles and stolen goods in Co Dublin searches
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Gardaí seize vehicles and stolen goods in Co Dublin searches

Nov 21st 2020, 5:38 PM 41,956 Views 4 Comments

Two women and a man were arrested in connection with the seisure.

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December
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# Hospitality

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December

Nov 21st 2020, 2:29 PM 32,263 Views 61 Comments

The sector has warned it will lose out on 30% of its annual income.

Gardaí seize €5m worth of ecstasy tablets and MDMA in Dublin
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# Tallaght

Gardaí seize €5m worth of ecstasy tablets and MDMA in Dublin

Nov 21st 2020, 12:13 PM 27,918 Views 14 Comments

No arrests have been made.

Employees 'too fearful' to tell bosses they should be adhering to working from home advice
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# Working From Home

Employees 'too fearful' to tell bosses they should be adhering to working from home advice

Nov 21st 2020, 6:45 AM 35,312 Views 32 Comments

This week the Tánaiste said the main reason more people are attending work now is the wider definition of essential work.

Friday 20 November, 2020

'Social disapproval can be a good deterrent': The battle to ensure compliance with guidelines over Christmas
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# Covid19

'Social disapproval can be a good deterrent': The battle to ensure compliance with guidelines over Christmas

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 9:04 AM 28,390 Views 46 Comments

Research shows people’s main concern is about the health of their families and friends making it unlikely they will choose to put them at risk.

Thursday 19 November, 2020

HSE says no positive Covid-19 cases found in testing of mink farm workers and families
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# Coronavirus

HSE says no positive Covid-19 cases found in testing of mink farm workers and families

Nov 19th 2020, 5:34 PM 19,433 Views 21 Comments

All minks in Ireland are to be culled amid concerns about a mutated strain of the virus

Wednesday 18 November, 2020

11 deaths and 518 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
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# Coronavirus

11 deaths and 518 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Nov 18th 2020, 2:28 PM 13,973 Views 3 Comments

The figures were confirmed by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health this afternoon.

Monday 16 November, 2020

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January
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# Covid19

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Nov 16th 2020, 8:25 PM 51,930 Views 136 Comments

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

'We have a short period of time to turn this around': Officials warn Covid-19 situation deteriorating across country
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'We have a short period of time to turn this around': Officials warn Covid-19 situation deteriorating across country

Nov 16th 2020, 7:53 PM 46,014 Views 86 Comments

The average daily 5-day case count is rising, now at over 400 per day.