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# Covid-19

This month
July 2024
Covid infection rates were more than a third higher in deprived areas
Over 40% of people with long Covid say ability to conduct daily activities has ‘reduced a lot’
Last month
June 2024
Debunked: Visiting restrictions at Tallaght Hospital are due to viruses, despite conspiracy theories
There was a 60% jump in Covid-19 cases in Ireland last week
Debunked: A US appeals court did not rule that mRNA shots are not really 'vaccines'
Estimated 1,100 excess deaths during pandemic years, report says
This year
Heather Humphreys did not want Covid-19 to be recognised as an occupational illness
Michelle O’Neill apologises for attending Bobby Storey’s funeral during Covid lockdown
UK's Covid-19 inquiry to begin sittings in Belfast
Employment recovery post-Covid was due to supports during pandemic, says study
HSE's Spring booster vaccination programme gets underway on Monday
HSE will not review care for people with Long Covid until new evidence emerges
Long Covid: 'The public, the government and the HSE do not understand the scale of this issue'
Long Covid Advocacy Ireland will call for the Government to review how people with the condition are cared for at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.
Government further extends paid leave scheme for public health workers suffering from long-Covid
HSE says ‘misconfiguration’ of Covid vaccine dataset did not result in ‘unauthorised viewing’ of data
The Covid leap day: Experts look back on 2020 and ahead to 2028
The first case of Covid was reported in Ireland on 29 February 2020.
70% of people bereaved during pandemic say loved one did not have death they would have wanted
Irish researchers discover possible underlying cause of ‘brain fog’ in Long Covid patients
Ireland's Covid-19 inquiry will involve a 'no-blame' approach
Scottish CMO told colleague to delete messages ‘at end of every day’, Covid inquiry told
Public transport use hit record high last year, rising above pre-pandemic levels
Substantial increase in flu expected to 'peak in next week or two'
Ireland's nursing home sector 'under threat of failure' amid post-pandemic challenges - report
Fourteen private operators control 40% of nursing home beds, the study found.
One in five small, private nursing homes have closed for good, since the pandemic.
Private patients receive 55% less subsidy funding compared to patients in the public sector.
Models of care are being wiped out and the sector is under threat, according to one sector representative.
Professional misconduct allegations against HSE physio who made false claims about Covid-19 upheld
Debunked: Piers Morgan catching Covid-19 is not evidence of VAIDS, a made-up medical condition
Last year
HSE warns of expected increase in flu and Covid cases amid jump in hospitalisations
'Not going to be like the UK one': Donnelly expecting different tone to Ireland's Covid inquiry
HSE warns of public health risk due to low uptake of winter Covid-19 and flu vaccines
Major analysis shows how Irish disinformation ecosystem has been 'co-opted by far-right actors'
Boris Johnson wanted to be injected with Covid live on TV to show ‘it didn’t pose a threat’
Covid inquiry terms of reference to be ready 'soon enough', says minister
Boris Johnson asked top scientists if a 'special hair dryer' could kill Covid-19
Public encouraged to get Covid-19 and flu vaccines ahead of winter virus season ‘peak’
FactFind: QAnon website promoted on anti-SPHE leaflets protesting sex ed in Ireland
Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to scientists behind Covid-19 mRNA vaccines
Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine this autumn/winter?
HSE's autumn winter flu and Covid-19 vaccination programme gets underway today
Donnelly brings winter public health plans to Cabinet with Covid vaccine rollout details
Debunked: Australian footage from 2021 used to imply Covid lockdowns are being enforced again
New round of Covid and flu vaccines to roll out at the start of October, minister says