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#nphet

# nphet - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Dr Ronan Glynn to resign as Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the end of the month
# Deputy Cmo
# Deputy Cmo

Dr Ronan Glynn to resign as Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the end of the month

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:36 PM 64,526 Views 39 Comments

Tributes were paid to Dr Ronan Glynn by Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

# nphet - Monday 25 April, 2022

NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan

Apr 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,077 Views 13 Comments

Nolan said that as health experts, ‘we need to be better at communicating the range of possibilities and uncertainties’.

# nphet - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Apr 9th 2022, 8:06 PM 10,438 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a roundup of stories from today.

# nphet - Friday 8 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU

Apr 8th 2022, 3:23 PM 13,452 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

# nphet - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement

Mar 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,218 Views 36 Comments
  • Around 14 people will sit on the new group, due to be announced this week, Christina Finn writes.
  • Government reportedly believes some 'fresh' thinking is required on group.
  • It is understood that Health Minister wants to ensure scientists are well represented and that there is a better gender balance.

# nphet - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 9,070 new cases and 829 patients in hospital, including 51 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 9,070 new cases and 829 patients in hospital, including 51 in ICU

Mar 9th 2022, 3:25 PM 24,163 Views 16 Comments

The figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

# nphet - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

NPHET warned that mandatory vaccinations could cause 'distrust' in programme
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET warned that mandatory vaccinations could cause 'distrust' in programme

Mar 2nd 2022, 1:18 PM 12,023 Views 19 Comments

The paper said Ireland’s vaccine programme has seen success due to “trust and transparency”.

# nphet - Monday 28 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 8,250 new PCR-confirmed cases and 9,608 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 8,250 new PCR-confirmed cases and 9,608 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Feb 28th 2022, 3:20 PM 30,750 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.

# nphet - Monday 21 February, 2022

Coalition leaders to discuss changes to mandatory mask-wearing rules
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coalition leaders to discuss changes to mandatory mask-wearing rules

Feb 21st 2022, 12:18 PM 13,538 Views 15 Comments

It comes ahead of a Cabinet meeting tomorrow, at which the Government is expected to accept the advice from health officials.

# nphet - Friday 18 February, 2022

CMO says PCR testing 'no longer needed' for most under 55s and suggests concluding NPHET
# NPHET's LETTER
# NPHET's LETTER

CMO says PCR testing 'no longer needed' for most under 55s and suggests concluding NPHET

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 5:30 PM 98,268 Views 93 Comments
  • Dr Tony Holohan has said that asymptomatic close contacts will no longer need to restrict their movements.
  • CMO also says it is 'timely' to conclude the work of the National Public Health Emergency Team given this stage of the pandemic.
  • Taoiseach earlier confirmed that mask-wearing would become optional in most settings.

# nphet - Thursday 17 February, 2022

NPHET recommend end to mandatory mask-wearing in education, public transport and school settings
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET recommend end to mandatory mask-wearing in education, public transport and school settings

Updated Feb 17th 2022, 4:20 PM 86,507 Views 104 Comments

Public health officials advised the government of the move following a meeting today.

# nphet - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Covid isolation rules and possible scale-back of testing to be discussed by public health experts
# Nphet
# Nphet

Covid isolation rules and possible scale-back of testing to be discussed by public health experts

Updated Feb 16th 2022, 9:57 PM 29,582 Views 31 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told his party that the Covid situation is ‘stable’.

# nphet - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,707 Views 133 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night

# nphet - Friday 11 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,063 new cases, 615 people in hospital and 64 in ICU
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 11,063 new cases, 615 people in hospital and 64 in ICU

Feb 11th 2022, 3:15 PM 35,576 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Health released the figures this afternoon.

# nphet - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Covid-19: 9,365 new cases and 646 patients in hospital, including 72 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,365 new cases and 646 patients in hospital, including 72 in ICU

Feb 8th 2022, 3:11 PM 30,389 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# nphet - Monday 31 January, 2022

Coronavirus: 13,363 new PCR-confirmed cases and 12,709 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 13,363 new PCR-confirmed cases and 12,709 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Jan 31st 2022, 3:24 PM 79,332 Views 47 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today – as figures are no longer reported at the weekend.

# nphet - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week
# Daily Stats
# Daily Stats

Coronavirus: 10,414 new cases announced in Ireland, with 49 deaths notified in the past week

Jan 26th 2022, 5:05 PM 55,761 Views 62 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

# nphet - 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 19,830 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.

# nphet - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU

Jan 22nd 2022, 1:25 PM 48,103 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# nphet - Friday 21 January, 2022

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Government confirm sporting events to return to full capacity from tomorrow

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 6:21 PM 18,159 Views 8 Comments

Munster Rugby have reacted by releasing an additional 11,000 tickets for Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Wasps.

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 12:30 PM 99,031 Views 130 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

# nphet - Thursday 20 January, 2022

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 178,999 Views 151 Comments

NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 62,418 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

# nphet - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions

Jan 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,092 Views 57 Comments
  • Senior sources said it’s very possible there will be a Cabinet meeting on Friday amid calls for clarity to be given to businesses before next week.
  • NPHET will meet on Thursday and will consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home.
  • The mood music is positive among those in government circles, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.

# nphet - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU

Jan 16th 2022, 1:07 PM 64,137 Views 89 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# nphet - Friday 14 January, 2022

Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions

Jan 14th 2022, 1:45 PM 36,214 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin says case numbers are levelling off.

# nphet - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Covid-19: 18,904 new confirmed cases, 1,011 in hospital and 92 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 18,904 new confirmed cases, 1,011 in hospital and 92 in ICU

Jan 13th 2022, 5:45 PM 43,254 Views 61 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# nphet - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO

Jan 12th 2022, 6:36 PM 21,825 Views 44 Comments

The HSE is to provide the health minister with details about the patient types included in the Covid hospitalisation numbers.

Covid-19: 20,909 cases, 1,055 in hospital, 83 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 20,909 cases, 1,055 in hospital, 83 deaths notified in past week

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 54,425 Views 75 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# nphet - Monday 10 January, 2022

NPHET to discuss mandatory vaccination, but Taoiseach says voluntary policy will be kept
# Vaccine Mandates
# Vaccine Mandates

NPHET to discuss mandatory vaccination, but Taoiseach says voluntary policy will be kept

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 5:00 PM 102,632 Views 267 Comments

The issue is to be discussed after the Department of Health prepares a legal and ethical paper on vaccine mandates.

# nphet - Friday 7 January, 2022

Estimated 15,000 HSE staff out on Covid leave: 'Without derogation we would be in severe trouble'
# HSE
# HSE

Estimated 15,000 HSE staff out on Covid leave: 'Without derogation we would be in severe trouble'

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 6:51 PM 68,880 Views 76 Comments

Anne O’Connor said the HSE has estimated that 12% of its workforce is absent this week, which is “somewhere between 14,000 and 15,000″.

# nphet - Thursday 6 January, 2022

No new restrictions recommended by NPHET
# Omicron
# Omicron

No new restrictions recommended by NPHET

Jan 6th 2022, 8:50 PM 54,546 Views 80 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier this week that most patients in ICU have the Delta variant.

Covid-19: 23,817 new confirmed cases, 941 in hospital and 90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 23,817 new confirmed cases, 941 in hospital and 90 in ICU

Jan 6th 2022, 5:31 PM 83,414 Views 169 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# nphet - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Covid-19: 17,656 cases, 928 in hospital, 40 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 17,656 cases, 928 in hospital, 40 deaths notified in past week

Jan 5th 2022, 5:10 PM 69,174 Views 131 Comments

The latest figures were reported by the Department of Health today.

# nphet - Friday 31 December, 2021

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down
# Omicron
# Omicron

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down

Dec 31st 2021, 3:24 PM 21,818 Views 11 Comments

The average number of new daily coronavirus cases globally has passed the symbolic one million mark.

# nphet - Saturday 25 December, 2021

13,765 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

13,765 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 25th 2021, 12:24 PM 142,007 Views 168 Comments

Here are the latest coronavirus case numbers for Ireland from NPHET.

# nphet - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 23rd 2021, 5:40 PM 84,469 Views 93 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has said that the omicron is now accounting for almost three-quarters of new cases in Ireland.

# nphet - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,897 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions

# nphet - Friday 17 December, 2021

Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday
# Indoor Events
# Indoor Events

Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday

Dec 17th 2021, 6:22 PM 27,454 Views 29 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

As it happened: This evening's developments as Cabinet signed off on harsh new Covid measures
Live Dec 17th 2021, 6:01 PM

As it happened: This evening's developments as Cabinet signed off on harsh new Covid measures

  • NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants be shut from 5pm.
  • Numerous government TDs and senators expressed anger at the recommendation.
  • The Taoiseach announced new restrictions, including an 8pm closing time, in an address to the nation.
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