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# health-minister - Saturday 30 April, 2022

INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding

Apr 30th 2022, 6:11 PM 18,194 Views 19 Comments

There was record-breaking overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick in April.

# health-minister - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 1:34 PM 29,784 Views 33 Comments

Dr Holohan will be stepping down as the country’s Chief Medical Officer to take up the role at TCD in July.

# health-minister - Sunday 23 January, 2022

No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly
# Nphet
# Nphet

No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly

Jan 23rd 2022, 2:27 PM 19,826 Views 28 Comments

The Health Minister said that the Government is currently looking at a medium-term strategy for current Covid-19 protections, like vaccines and testing.

# health-minister - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 1:44 PM 35,887 Views 74 Comments
  • The new guidance will be in place when the HSE updates its IT system
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the schedule for booster jabs is being revised
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for more GPs and pharmacists to get involved with the booster rollout

# health-minister - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Health Minister extends €100 pandemic grant for student nurses as McHugh report published
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Health Minister extends €100 pandemic grant for student nurses as McHugh report published

Nov 4th 2021, 10:26 PM 11,843 Views 4 Comments

Sinn Féin spokesperson David Cullinane said that the measures announced don’t go far enough.

# health-minister - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
# Booster Shots
# Booster Shots

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab

Oct 20th 2021, 3:59 PM 10,682 Views 12 Comments

The booster shots for the over 60s will begin ‘imminently’, said the minister.

# health-minister - Friday 10 September, 2021

Former French Health Minister charged over handling of Covid-19 pandemic
# Agnes Buzyn
# Agnes Buzyn

Former French Health Minister charged over handling of Covid-19 pandemic

Sep 10th 2021, 7:17 PM 33,184 Views 0 Comments

She’s been charged with “endangering the lives of others”, the prosecutor of the Republic’s Court of Justice said.

# health-minister - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services

Sep 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,786 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he expected the health service to see an increase in the number of patients presenting with cancer in the coming months.

# health-minister - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,631 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

# health-minister - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Stephen Donnelly says he was 'concerned' at footage of crowds after GAA hurling final
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Stephen Donnelly says he was 'concerned' at footage of crowds after GAA hurling final

Aug 25th 2021, 9:02 AM 25,504 Views 58 Comments

He urged those in attendance who were “too close to people for too long” to go and get tested.

# health-minister - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today

Jul 25th 2021, 10:42 AM 23,434 Views 98 Comments

Failte Ireland’s guidelines for pubs and restaurants were published yesterday.

# health-minister - Friday 2 July, 2021

NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'

Jul 2nd 2021, 2:52 PM 33,421 Views 94 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said negative commentary can be “a little bit disheartening”.

# health-minister - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot

Jun 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 16,075 Views 7 Comments

The former Downing Street aide is claiming that Boris Johnson called his health minister ‘totally f*cking hopeless’ last March.

# health-minister - Monday 14 June, 2021

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

Jun 14th 2021, 7:38 PM 28,901 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

# health-minister - Thursday 27 May, 2021

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:30 AM 6,721 Views 15 Comments

70% of Northern Ireland population have received first Covid-19 jab.

# health-minister - Friday 21 May, 2021

Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says

May 21st 2021, 9:28 AM 16,728 Views 56 Comments

A decryption key was made available yesterday but Donnelly said “no ransom has been paid”.

# health-minister - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Patient data from HSE hack has appeared on the dark net, Minister confirms
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Patient data from HSE hack has appeared on the dark net, Minister confirms

Updated May 20th 2021, 1:45 PM 74,699 Views 80 Comments
  • It is "clear" that data on some HSE servers has been encrypted, but that the full extent of this remains unknown.
  • The Dáil heard that a helpline will be set up for patients approached by someone with their leaked HSE details.
  • The Health Minister also accused some legal firms of "licking their lips" at the prospect of data privacy cases.

# health-minister - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated May 12th 2021, 7:49 PM 62,579 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions

May 12th 2021, 4:44 PM 14,060 Views 15 Comments

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.

# health-minister - Thursday 22 April, 2021

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres

Apr 22nd 2021, 4:57 PM 25,723 Views 20 Comments

The health minister said last month that he had met students administering vaccines.

# health-minister - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly
# Dublin And Wicklow
# Dublin And Wicklow

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly

Apr 7th 2021, 4:23 PM 61,432 Views 110 Comments

Teachers and SNAs in Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East received vaccines yesterday.

# health-minister - Thursday 1 April, 2021

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova

Apr 1st 2021, 9:02 PM 75,977 Views 147 Comments

People arriving from these countries from 6 April will need to pre-book hotel quarantine.

# health-minister - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

Mar 4th 2021, 3:20 PM 14,257 Views 16 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

# health-minister - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period
# Cervicacheck
# Cervicacheck

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:41 PM 18,144 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet today to extend the access to the cards for a further three years.

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday

Mar 2nd 2021, 5:06 PM 23,434 Views 79 Comments

Stephen Donnelly is appearing before the Oireachtas Health Committee to answer questions from TDs.

# health-minister - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister

Jan 21st 2021, 11:01 AM 57,993 Views 80 Comments

Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.

# health-minister - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Jan 13th 2021, 5:11 PM 38,077 Views 86 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

# health-minister - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9
# R Number
# R Number

Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 35,997 Views 59 Comments

The minister said there has been a 40% fall in demand for testing in the past week.

# health-minister - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days
# SUBSTANTIAL MEAL
# SUBSTANTIAL MEAL

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 7:55 PM 51,530 Views 142 Comments

One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.

# health-minister - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Aug 26th 2020, 6:22 PM 34,185 Views 48 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

# health-minister - Monday 17 August, 2020

Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 101,991 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that the number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospital and in ICU doubled over the weekend.

# health-minister - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'

Jul 16th 2020, 9:27 AM 75,654 Views 152 Comments

Donnelly also said that from a disease perspective, gastro pubs are seen as restaurants.

# health-minister - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal

Updated Jun 20th 2020, 6:17 PM 48,966 Views 0 Comments

Obadiah Moyo (66) was arrested last night following investigations brought by the country’s anti-graft commission.

# health-minister - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:57 PM 46,047 Views 80 Comments

The Heallth Minister said he understood the motivations of protesters and “would have been there with people in normal times”.

# health-minister - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s

May 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,580 Views 20 Comments

The Health Minister called the over-70 group a “resilient generation”.

# health-minister - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris
# Holidays
# Holidays

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris

May 2nd 2020, 3:45 PM 229,982 Views 149 Comments

Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.

# health-minister - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'

Apr 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,542 Views 108 Comments

Talks on government formation are expected to ratchet up from this week.

# health-minister - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting
# Zoom
# Zoom

'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:45 AM 28,624 Views 30 Comments

Vaughan Gething later apologised and said he was “obviously embarrassed”.

# health-minister - Monday 13 April, 2020

Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'
# Covid19
# Covid19

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 69,371 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.

# health-minister - Friday 10 April, 2020

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them

Apr 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 59,860 Views 71 Comments

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

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