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# pcr-test - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Enhanced Illness Benefit extended until end of June
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Enhanced Illness Benefit extended until end of June

Feb 1st 2022, 6:51 PM 15,577 Views 2 Comments

To date, almost €230 million has been paid under this scheme, supporting over 374,500 people.

# pcr-test - Thursday 13 January, 2022

People will be able to register their positive antigen test on the HSE website from tomorrow
# Antigen Test
# Antigen Test

People will be able to register their positive antigen test on the HSE website from tomorrow

Updated Jan 13th 2022, 5:45 PM 34,054 Views 41 Comments

People will be able to upload their close contacts through the online system.

# pcr-test - Friday 24 December, 2021

PCR testing facilities to operate on Christmas Day and St Stephens' Day
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

PCR testing facilities to operate on Christmas Day and St Stephens' Day

Updated Dec 24th 2021, 12:07 PM 60,014 Views 54 Comments

Ireland has the third highest uptake of booster vaccines in the EU.

# pcr-test - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 7:25 PM 57,120 Views 61 Comments

Ireland is exempt from further rules on testing announced yesterday for people travelling to the UK.

# pcr-test - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 6:14 PM 27,962 Views 23 Comments
  • Varadkar said that rapid tests could be given to children in a school pod where there has been a confirmed case.
  • Five rapid tests will be sent in the post to close contacts from today.
  • The Tánaiste says he anticipates primary school children being offered the vaccine in the coming months.

# pcr-test - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab

Sep 8th 2021, 11:41 AM 21,464 Views 11 Comments

In a new Irish study 94% of the positive nose/throat samples also tested positive for Covid-19 via the saliva test.

# pcr-test - Saturday 17 July, 2021

UK health secretary Sajid Javid self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
# Summer Reopening
# Summer Reopening

UK health secretary Sajid Javid self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Jul 17th 2021, 2:49 PM 22,705 Views 30 Comments

It comes two days before the government goes ahead with the final lifting of lockdown restrictions in England.

# pcr-test - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
# Travel
# Travel

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities

Jun 16th 2021, 2:58 PM 12,388 Views 79 Comments

Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.

# pcr-test - Monday 15 February, 2021

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
# RULES BREACH
# RULES BREACH

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations

Feb 15th 2021, 4:45 PM 32,420 Views 40 Comments

The US crew stayed in a Limerick hotel overnight, leaving to buy food at one point, before flying on to the US the following day.

# pcr-test - Friday 22 January, 2021

Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 5:47 PM 68,927 Views 110 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also spoken about a potential ‘two island’ solution with the UK.

# pcr-test - Saturday 16 January, 2021

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today
# International Travel
# International Travel

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today

Jan 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 31,925 Views 50 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.

# pcr-test - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Cabinet signs off on all passengers requiring negative PCR test result prior to arrival in Ireland
# International Travel
# International Travel

Cabinet signs off on all passengers requiring negative PCR test result prior to arrival in Ireland

Jan 12th 2021, 5:58 PM 41,970 Views 59 Comments

The new measures will kick in on Saturday.

Ireland to get first allocation of antigen tests from European Commission early this year
# Alternative Testing
# Alternative Testing

Ireland to get first allocation of antigen tests from European Commission early this year

Jan 12th 2021, 6:15 AM 48,790 Views 30 Comments

A proposal has been made for antigen tests to be used in symptomatic patients within defined contexts.

# pcr-test - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

FactCheck: No, a claim by an Irish doctor that PCR tests have a 97% false positive rate is not true
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, a claim by an Irish doctor that PCR tests have a 97% false positive rate is not true

Dec 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 58,316 Views 0 Comments

The video, which has attracted hundreds of shares and likes on Facebook, makes a number of claims about PCR testing.

# pcr-test - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones
# Pcr Test
# Pcr Test

Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones

Nov 19th 2020, 2:14 PM 19,515 Views 13 Comments

The test centre at Dublin Airport is open to anyone who wishes to take a test.