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# covid19 - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 92 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19 - Friday 15 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 129 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

'It's worth nearly €500m to the economy': Taoiseach defends reopening horse racing industry on 8 June

Varadkar said the horse racing industry here needed to be aligned with what was happening in countries like France and the UK.

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores

The use of face coverings will not be made a legal requirement.

# covid19 - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Trinity research shows 75% of workers fear contracting Covid-19 on their public transport commute

The research also shows that 80% of workers would prefer to work from home once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Chief of French pharma company under fire for saying the US gets priority access to Covid-19 vaccine

President Emmanuel Macron’s office said it would hold talks with Sanofi executives next week.

'Unacceptable': Over 200 Covid-19 cases dating back to March only reported by hospital today

Notification of infectious diseases is required by legislation.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland

NPHET met today to finalise its advice to government on easing restrictions from next Monday.

Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week

Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.

# covid19 - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Childcare scheme for healthcare workers scrapped after only six providers apply

The scheme was launched last week and was due to begin on Monday.

Human rights group calls on health minister to justify extending emergency garda powers

Figures show the emergency powers were invoked a total of 192 times over the past month.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 159 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

Explainer: What needs to happen for us to move into Phase One next Monday?

Officials have said they are ‘hopeful’, but it is not guaranteed.

# covid19 - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'We know we need to get better': NPHET says testing result delays due to lack of automation

“Anyone who’s ever tried to get a PC to talk to a Mac…these things take time,” said NPHET member Dr Cillian de Gascun.

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19

A Citriodiol-based spray has been given to personnel in light of the surgeon general’s advice

Gardaí have used emergency Covid-19 powers in 192 incidents over the past month

There were also 64 incidents of spitting and/or coughing against members of An Garda Síochána.

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 107 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

McDonald's to begin re-opening restaurants, starting with six Dublin drive-thrus

The restaurants will start to reopen from 20 May.

# covid19 - Monday 11 May, 2020

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill have emphasised their ‘stay at home” message.

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 139 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 EP

Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19

Ticket holders can get a refund of their tickets or carry them forward to next year.

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

# covid19 - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'We've been firefighting': Inside the State's response to Covid-19 in Direct Provision

There are now 149 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision.

# covid19 - Friday 8 May, 2020

Ten clusters and 566 cases of Covid-19 have been identified at meat processing plants

The figures emerged during a briefing from health officials this evening.

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

Teachers will provide an estimate of the percentage mark each student is likely to have achieved.

'An awful lot of neglect': Fears for safety of children as Tusla points to drop-off in child protection referrals

Teachers and other professionals play a role in reporting suspected cases of child abuse – but schools are now closed until September.

# covid19 - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Department says nursing home recorded mid-February Covid-19 death 'in error' in mortality census

The graph and data have now been updated to reflect the amendment.

Debunked: No, Ireland's golf courses did not reopen on Saturday

A letter claiming to be from Golf Union Ireland stated golf courses were set to reopen on 2 May.

# covid19 - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Holohan concerned over infection numbers in community 'particularly younger people'

Holohan said he is ‘hopeful’ restrictions can be eased from 18 May, but as things stand ‘we still aren’t at that point’.

Asylum seekers continue calls to be moved out of Covid-struck former hotel in Kerry

The have been 22 confirmed Covid-19 cases at the former Skellig Star Hotel.

Kilkenny sportswear manufacturer reopens factory to make hospital scrubs and gowns

Castlecomer-based IntoSport raised funding to buy HSE-approved materials to make gowns for staff.

Hairdressers being offered 'three or four times' normal prices to cut hair while salons are closed

The Irish Hairdressers Federation said people aren’t prepared to wait until mid-July for salons to reopen.

# covid19 - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

HSE team to review delays with Covid-19 results but 'majority back within four days'

The case definition for testing is expected to be broadened this week.

'That's not the meeting I was at': Holohan denies tension with ministers over restrictions

Holohan said the questions he was asked by ministers last week were ‘reasonable and sensible’.

Exchequer deficit was €7.5 billion in April - more than double this time last year

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe described it as a ‘sharp deterioration on the public finances”.

# covid19 - Friday 1 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The Department of Health has provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

AGSI 'disappointed' to learn of public complaints about gardaí who were not wearing masks

The Garda Ombudsman said it has received more than 70 complaints about enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions.

# covid19 - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'We couldn't have coped with further spread': Ireland's officials on why we didn't take the Swedish approach

Professor Philip Nolan said the restrictions implemented here “had an enormous effect” on the spread of the disease.

Coronavirus: 43 deaths and 359 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

Reproduction rate currently between 0.5 and 0.8 as Harris says measures 'saved over 3,500 lives'

Bringing the reproduction rate – or the R0 – below 1.0 has been the main goal for the public health emergency team.