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That’s if the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is to be rolled out nationwide next year. The Irish Independent reports GP surgeries and pharmacies are unlikely to be able to store the vaccine, as it must be kept at minus 70 degrees Celsius. The ultra-cold temperature is nearly impossible to maintain outside of a large hospital or […]

That’s if we keep up the high levels of compliance with Covid-19 public health measures Dr Tony Holohon’s praising the work undertaken by everyone over the last three weeks, but says the increase in cases is an important reminder of the unpredictable nature of the virus. There are 482 new cases of Covid-19 and 7 […]

There were 7 further deaths and 482 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in the Republic of Ireland in the past 24 hours. 128 of the new cases are in Dublin, 45 in Cork, 43 in Waterford, 36 in Limerick, 24 in Donegal and Meath. The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 people is now 129.2, which […]

There were 607 new cases and 11 deaths related to Covid-19 recorded in Northern Ireland today. Nearly 3,000 people were tested in the space of 24 hours, and there was a 20 per cent positivity rate. Eight of the deaths reported today took place in the past 24 hours. There are 443 people in hospital […]

Nearly 11,000 healthcare workers have now tested positive for the virus here That represents almost 17 per cent of all Covid cases in the Republic. 355 healthcare workers have been hospitalised with the virus since the pandemic began, and eight have died.

It will come in the form of a once-off fund Minister of State for Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, said 480.000 euro would be made available to the network of 24 drug and alcohol services. Each one can receive up to 20,000 euro to meet Covid-related costs. Minister Feighan said the ongoing difficulties faced by the […]

Several TDs raised issues with Eir in the Dail this week Communications Minister Eamon Ryan said it needed to “start providing customer service in a way it is not”. Deputy Robert Troy says he’s been contacted by an elderly couple in Athlone who haven’t been able to use their phone for 6 weeks. The Fianna […]

The list has almost reached 613,000 Almost 154,000 patients have been waiting over 18 months. The inpatient and daycase list has fallen slightly to just under 75,000. But nearly 845,000 people are on some form of hospital waiting list at present. Dr Martin Daly, a former president of the Irish Medical Organisation, says he’s not […]

It follows a 2 hour meeting this afternoon The meeting has concluded with opposition leaders now seeking their own independent legal advice. The room was divided on what to do next with a number of options being discussed – including taking no action on the dispute in the judiciary. People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd […]

Leo Varadkar said there are dangers that international travel could reseed the virus here The President of the Irish Travel Agents Association has hit out at the Tánaiste’s comments asking Irish people abroad not to book flights home. Speaking in the Dáil, Mr Varadkar said it was “too soon” for people to book flights returning […]


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