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# covid19 - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 16th 2021, 5:46 PM 78,606 Views 135 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter
# Covid19
# Covid19

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 12:32 PM 31,724 Views 36 Comments

The agreement would see an additional 10 million doses being delivered to member states over the next three months.

Poll: Are you still adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?

Mar 16th 2021, 9:19 AM 76,590 Views 106 Comments

As we head into the spring Government has indicated a slight easing of restrictions is on the cards from 5 April.

# covid19 - Monday 15 March, 2021

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 2:45 PM 17,246 Views 27 Comments

The pause followed an alert from Norwegian authorities about four serious blood clotting cases.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 360
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 360

Mar 15th 2021, 11:33 AM 17,879 Views 21 Comments
  • There are currently 86 people in ICU
  • On Sunday there were 349 patients in hospital who have Covid-19

# covid19 - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?

Mar 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 45,494 Views 59 Comments

Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.

# covid19 - Friday 12 March, 2021

Nolan warns of 'delicate point' in lockdown restrictions as 344 Covid patients in hospital
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

Nolan warns of 'delicate point' in lockdown restrictions as 344 Covid patients in hospital

Updated Mar 12th 2021, 11:40 AM 38,945 Views 149 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night there were 341 people hospitalised with Covid-19
  • Speaking to RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Nolan said that the country is at "a delicate point" as sectors of society begin to reopen
Varadkar: We believed lockdown would be six weeks or a few months at most
# One Year On
# One Year On

Varadkar: We believed lockdown would be six weeks or a few months at most

Mar 12th 2021, 7:25 AM 52,959 Views 85 Comments

The Tánaiste has hailed the inspiring perseverance and courage of the Irish people on the first anniversary of his Washington speech.

# covid19 - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 592 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 592 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 11th 2021, 6:23 PM 90,585 Views 120 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as EMA set to approve Johnson & Johnson dose
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as EMA set to approve Johnson & Johnson dose

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 9:44 AM 20,184 Views 27 Comments
  • Public health officials last night confirmed a further 631 new cases of Covid-19 and 47 additional deaths
  • The are currently 92 people in ICU

# covid19 - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 47 deaths and 631 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 47 deaths and 631 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 10th 2021, 5:46 PM 97,985 Views 142 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as vaccines take effect
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as vaccines take effect

Mar 10th 2021, 7:29 AM 17,144 Views 39 Comments
  • There are currently 93 people in ICU.
  • Health officials last night confirmed 311 new cases of Covid-19 and 30 deaths.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid has said Ireland is beginning to see impact of vaccinations.

# covid19 - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021
# Key Indicators
# Key Indicators

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021

Mar 9th 2021, 7:55 AM 13,076 Views 14 Comments

NPHET said last night that all key indicators of the disease are improving.

# covid19 - Monday 8 March, 2021

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised

Mar 8th 2021, 10:18 AM 33,791 Views 81 Comments

The new guidance doubles the length of time of presumptive immunity after infection.

# covid19 - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Paul Reid: 10,000 vaccine doses to be given to high-risk people aged 16-69 this week
# HSE
# HSE

Paul Reid: 10,000 vaccine doses to be given to high-risk people aged 16-69 this week

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 5:17 PM 39,655 Views 90 Comments

Arlene Foster says there will be an issue with different levels of vaccination across Ireland.

# covid19 - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults
# HSE
# HSE

Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults

Mar 3rd 2021, 5:00 PM 46,381 Views 0 Comments

Over 50% of cases are linked to multiple household clusters.

# covid19 - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters lose appeal over Covid-19 restrictions
# High Court
# High Court

Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters lose appeal over Covid-19 restrictions

Mar 2nd 2021, 1:02 PM 50,043 Views 0 Comments

Last year O’Doherty and Waters sought to challenge legislation including the 2020 Health Preservation and Protection.

Lockdowns and curfews urged in Brazil amid concerns over spread of virus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Lockdowns and curfews urged in Brazil amid concerns over spread of virus

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:22 AM 19,887 Views 19 Comments

Last week was Brazil’s deadliest of the pandemic, with 8,244 deaths from the virus.

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:08 AM 4,904 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# covid19 - Monday 1 March, 2021

'Concrete reasons for hope', says Ronan Glynn, one year on from first Covid-19 case in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Concrete reasons for hope', says Ronan Glynn, one year on from first Covid-19 case in Ireland

Mar 1st 2021, 8:57 AM 21,401 Views 43 Comments

There were 537 patients with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals as of yesterday evening

# covid19 - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Poll: Have you felt time go slower or faster during the pandemic?
# As Time Goes By
# As Time Goes By

Poll: Have you felt time go slower or faster during the pandemic?

Feb 28th 2021, 11:47 AM 40,253 Views 48 Comments

Studies have shown that the past year of lockdowns and restrictions on day-to-day life has distorted our perception of time.

# covid19 - Saturday 27 February, 2021

HSE's Paul Reid says 'we are winning, it's just not over yet' as hospital numbers decline
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE's Paul Reid says 'we are winning, it's just not over yet' as hospital numbers decline

Updated Feb 27th 2021, 1:05 PM 36,672 Views 75 Comments

Reid has said there has been “continued improvement” in hospital figures today.

Auckland ordered back into lockdown as Covid-19 case detected
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Auckland ordered back into lockdown as Covid-19 case detected

Feb 27th 2021, 10:17 AM 46,114 Views 51 Comments

From Sunday morning the city’s 1.7 million residents must stay at home except for essential shopping and work.

# covid19 - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list

Feb 25th 2021, 8:11 PM 15,965 Views 26 Comments

Donnelly is particularly concerned about the situation for carers of children who are high risk.

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Covid19
# Covid19

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Feb 25th 2021, 7:39 PM 75,119 Views 101 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19 - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# Covid19

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list

Feb 24th 2021, 2:21 PM 20,464 Views 40 Comments

Yesterday the government announced people with underlying conditions that put them at high risk have been moved up the priority list.

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 2:06 PM 33,687 Views 110 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly attacked the plan during Leaders’ Questions today.

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
# Drivers
# Drivers

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Feb 24th 2021, 7:45 AM 56,100 Views 27 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns

Feb 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,998 Views 2 Comments

Some volunteers have not done a training exercise in months.

# covid19 - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

What measures will the Government look at easing after 5 April - and how will they make that decision?
# Living With Covid Plan
# Living With Covid Plan

What measures will the Government look at easing after 5 April - and how will they make that decision?

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:18 PM 25,521 Views 27 Comments

Whether more measures are eased depends on community transmission, hospital capacity and the vaccine.

# covid19 - Saturday 20 February, 2021

How a bungled announcement led to mass confusion about Ireland's vaccination centres
# Shot In The Dark
# Shot In The Dark

How a bungled announcement led to mass confusion about Ireland's vaccination centres

Feb 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 65,796 Views 64 Comments

It emerged after the announcement of 37 locations that a number of the venues were not fully confirmed.

# covid19 - Friday 19 February, 2021

‘Nothing set in stone’: Amid backlash over messaging, Martin says easing of measures will be constantly reviewed
# Interview
# Interview

‘Nothing set in stone’: Amid backlash over messaging, Martin says easing of measures will be constantly reviewed

Feb 19th 2021, 4:54 PM 93,911 Views 145 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie today, Martin said the rollout of the vaccination programme may give the government “better choices”.

# covid19 - Thursday 18 February, 2021

HSE expects to use AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged 65-69
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE expects to use AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged 65-69

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 4:35 PM 37,908 Views 18 Comments

Over 4,000 over 85s have received their vaccine so far this week.

# covid19 - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

'Nothing was run by us before list was published': Some official vaccination centres claim deals haven't been finalised
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Nothing was run by us before list was published': Some official vaccination centres claim deals haven't been finalised

Feb 16th 2021, 4:26 PM 43,489 Views 55 Comments

The minister released a list of 37 locations for vaccination centres yesterday.

Scientists baffled by plummeting levels of coronavirus infections in India
# Covid19
# Covid19

Scientists baffled by plummeting levels of coronavirus infections in India

Feb 16th 2021, 10:26 AM 103,604 Views 90 Comments

There are several theories behind the dipping numbers.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 falls below 850
# HSE
# HSE

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 falls below 850

Feb 16th 2021, 8:10 AM 16,622 Views 16 Comments

As of 12 February, 275,237 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in Ireland

# covid19 - Monday 15 February, 2021

New Zealand's largest city enters snap lockdown as UK variant found
# Auckland
# Auckland

New Zealand's largest city enters snap lockdown as UK variant found

Feb 15th 2021, 7:47 AM 30,319 Views 48 Comments

The first batch of coronavirus vaccines arrived in New Zealand today.

Vaccines will be rolled out to over 85s from today - here's how it'll work
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccines will be rolled out to over 85s from today - here's how it'll work

Feb 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,172 Views 71 Comments

GPs across the country will administer 12,000 doses of the vaccine this week.

# covid19 - Friday 12 February, 2021

Hungary to start using Russian virus vaccine in EU first
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Hungary to start using Russian virus vaccine in EU first

Feb 12th 2021, 9:43 PM 25,740 Views 56 Comments

Family doctors in Budapest could choose five persons each to send for the jab at four hospitals in the capital.

Gardaí issue 132 fines to people passing through airports and ports since new rules
# Covid-19 Fines
# Covid-19 Fines

Gardaí issue 132 fines to people passing through airports and ports since new rules

Feb 12th 2021, 8:31 PM 28,852 Views 58 Comments

Gardaí have also said that traffic volumes have also dropped in border areas.