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Government looks to subsidise cost of antigen tests to help people buy them at a lower price
The minister wants the Government Covid Contingency Fund to cover the costs of rolling out antigen tests nationally.
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Antigen tests should be free to members of the public, says Mary Lou McDonald
The Journal reported this morning that the Irish Pharmacy Union and the HSE have entered preliminary talks about the distribution of antigen tests to the wider public.
# rapid testing
HSE in talks with pharmacies about distributing antigen tests to the wider public
Ireland currently has over two million antigen tests in stock in the country.
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State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.
Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
Antigen testing on construction sites will begin in a matter of weeks, say sources.
# expert group report
Rapid testing 'could be deployed in all schools by September 2021'
Antigen testing is not yet recommended as a requirement to enter restaurants or other leisure activities.
# Testing
Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.
# Eamon Ryan
Transport minister says government wants an airport testing system in place by Christmas
Minister Michael McGrath says the hope is Level 5 gives us a decent Christmas.
# reduced risk
Sheedy: Rapid testing 'absolutely worth considering' if it makes games safer to play
The Tipperary boss delivered contrasting news on the fitness of Seamus Kennedy and John O’Dwyer.
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Rapid testing should be considered but it's not as accurate as the test we currently use, Hiqa says
The introduction of rapid testing could be effective in Ireland in future, but we need to see its “real-world performance” here first, Hiqa said.
# Awareness
New rapid HIV testing project looking to Ireland's bars and workplaces
The new service will soon be available in Dublin’s Pantibar.