Coronavirus

It comes as a nursing home in Galway appealed for help earlier this week following a major outbreak Nursing Homes Ireland says staffing remains the biggest issue in the fight against Covid-19. It says 40 of the country’s 570 residential facilities currently have clusters of the virus. Positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at […]

The company’s hand sanitisers had to be pulled from use, as tests show it could cause irritation and possibly headaches A Cork TD has called for more clarity on why ViraPro sanitisers were in use for a week after a health risk was reported. The Department of Agriculture has advised consumers to stop using all […]

That’s according to Pfizer Ireland managing director, Paul Reid Ireland could get the first batch of a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Pfizer Ireland managing director, Paul Reid, believes his company’s jab could be approved for emergency use at the end of November. Speaking to the Irish Independent, he says clinical trials […]

In the last seven days, the rate of those testing positive has declined from 8.9 to 5.8 percent. The head of the HSE, Paul Reid, says a drop in the positivity rate of people with Covid-19 gives hope for the future. It’s seen as an important measure as it indicates how widespread infection is in […]

Under level 5 restrictions, live music and dancing is not permitted at weddings Up to 25 guests are allowed which is an increase from 6 in the original plan for level 5. However hair and make up artists can’t go to the venue, and live music and dancing is not permitted. President of the Irish Hotels […]

The 14 day incidence of the virus per 100 thousand people has increased to 306. 777 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed – 41 of those in Cork. 7 further deaths have been reported. 182 cases are in Dublin, 81 in Galway, 44 in Wexford and 42 in Meath. The 14 day incidence of […]

Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer and Tim Lombard are self isolating after two in the group tested positive for Covid 19   The Irish Examiner reports Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer and Tim Lombard are self isolating after two in the group tested positive for Covid 19 Senators Emer Currie and Garret Ahearn are also in self-isolation. […]

They’re urging people to continue the good work they’ve done when it comes to keeping a distance, wearing face coverings, catching coughs and sneezes and washing hands. Statutory agencies in the Cork and Kerry region have thanked the people of both counties for adhering to new temporary restrictions which are now in place to stop […]

The Watergrasshill lab say the emergency packs are available from their office and can also be delivered to schools by taxi.  in Cork who would otherwise be forced to close. Mervue were the first company to supply the HSE back in March after they partnered with Irish Distillers. They say their Gelguard sanitiser is fully […]

That’s according to the son of a resident at the Nightingale nursing home in Galway 25 of the 27 residents and the majority of staff at the Galway nursing home have contracted Covid-19, while one resident has died. Management say the HSE sent no “hands-on help” and agency staff failed to show up. The HSE […]


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