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#ANTIGEN TESTING

# antigen-testing - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says
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# Covid In Schools

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says

Jan 19th 2022, 2:01 PM 10,641 Views 3 Comments

Principals first raised the issue on social media, saying that they were unable to register positive antigen tests with the hotline.

# antigen-testing - Thursday 13 January, 2022

HSE boss Reid says 'stable' ICU numbers are encouraging for hospital system
# Omicron Wave
# Omicron Wave

HSE boss Reid says 'stable' ICU numbers are encouraging for hospital system

Jan 13th 2022, 3:46 PM 13,405 Views 18 Comments

Paul Reid said the Omicron variant is still having a significant impact on the health service.

# antigen-testing - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives

Jan 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 214,270 Views 65 Comments
  • The HPRA has received a number of complaints about the Genrui antigen tests, Órla Ryan reports
  • The at-home antigen tests are sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland
  • Genrui said it will continue to work "with local agents and partners" to resolve the issue

# antigen-testing - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Passengers arriving in Ireland from Britain advised to take antigen tests for five days
# Government Travel Advice
# Government Travel Advice

Passengers arriving in Ireland from Britain advised to take antigen tests for five days

Dec 9th 2021, 10:32 PM 39,010 Views 35 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said this evening that those arriving from Britain should exercise “a very high degree of caution”.

# antigen-testing - Monday 29 November, 2021

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland
# Omicron
# Omicron

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 1:27 PM 103,934 Views 122 Comments

The health minister also said plans to subsidise antigen tests have been scrapped because prices have dropped in recent weeks.

# antigen-testing - Thursday 25 November, 2021

What's behind the delay in announcing a plan for subsidised antigen testing?
# Awaiting Result
# Awaiting Result

What's behind the delay in announcing a plan for subsidised antigen testing?

Nov 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,056 Views 20 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin would not pin down a date for when a decision on the scheme will be made.

# antigen-testing - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Taoiseach refuses to pin down decision date for antigen test subsidy scheme
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Taoiseach refuses to pin down decision date for antigen test subsidy scheme

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 1:25 PM 25,561 Views 37 Comments

In schools, antigen tests are due to roll from Monday.

# antigen-testing - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Expert rapid testing group proposed twice-weekly tests two months before NPHET recommendation
# Anitgen Testing
# Anitgen Testing

Expert rapid testing group proposed twice-weekly tests two months before NPHET recommendation

Nov 18th 2021, 9:30 PM 17,748 Views 17 Comments

The proposal was discussed by officials at a meeting two months ago.

# antigen-testing - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'extremely concerned' at rise in cases of Covid-19
# Covid-19 Testing
# Covid-19 Testing

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'extremely concerned' at rise in cases of Covid-19

Nov 14th 2021, 7:40 PM 77,567 Views 121 Comments

The Taoiseach indicated that antigen tests are set to be pushed for more regular use in the coming months as a result.

# antigen-testing - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Government looks to subsidise cost of antigen tests to help people buy them at a lower price
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

Government looks to subsidise cost of antigen tests to help people buy them at a lower price

Nov 13th 2021, 11:00 AM 29,058 Views 61 Comments

The minister wants the Government Covid Contingency Fund to cover the costs of rolling out antigen tests nationally.

# antigen-testing - Monday 8 November, 2021

Antigen testing to be introduced in primary schools, Taoiseach confirms
# School Testing
# School Testing

Antigen testing to be introduced in primary schools, Taoiseach confirms

Nov 8th 2021, 2:17 PM 31,482 Views 29 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said at the weekend that rapid testing of close contacts in primary schools could be introduced before Christmas.

# antigen-testing - Saturday 30 October, 2021

HSE in talks with pharmacies about distributing antigen tests to the wider public
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

HSE in talks with pharmacies about distributing antigen tests to the wider public

Oct 30th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,344 Views 14 Comments

Ireland currently has over two million antigen tests in stock in the country.

# antigen-testing - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate

Oct 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,002 Views 8 Comments

The Government announced yesterday that it is to increase the use of antigen tests.

# antigen-testing - Monday 12 July, 2021

Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses
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# College

Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses

Jul 12th 2021, 9:01 AM 19,573 Views 14 Comments

Testing will involve volunteers providing saliva samples twice weekly.

# antigen-testing - Sunday 11 July, 2021

HSE to use antigen testing to help tackle Covid outbreaks
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

HSE to use antigen testing to help tackle Covid outbreaks

Jul 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 32,916 Views 43 Comments

HSE chief Paul Reid said the health service is “extremely busy”.

# antigen-testing - Monday 5 July, 2021

Poll: Should antigen testing be used to facilitate indoor dining?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should antigen testing be used to facilitate indoor dining?

Jul 5th 2021, 9:31 AM 38,220 Views 76 Comments

Indoor hospitality is now being delayed until at least 19 July when the government will propose a plan for how the reopening will take place.

# antigen-testing - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'

Jul 1st 2021, 2:28 PM 9,088 Views 12 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this month that antigen testing is “just not as good as PCR”.

# antigen-testing - Thursday 17 June, 2021

'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing
# Nphet Briefing
# Nphet Briefing

'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing

Jun 17th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,928 Views 41 Comments

‘Don’t travel unless you’re vaccinated’, why there hasn’t been a Delta surge here yet, and ‘buffer, not butter’ were discussed by NPHET members today.

# antigen-testing - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing

Jun 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,784 Views 55 Comments

A meeting of the Oireachtas Transport committee last week heard from numerous experts advocating their use.

# antigen-testing - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

No mandatory antigen testing for 1,200 fans attending Leinster v Dragons match
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From The42
# Reopening

No mandatory antigen testing for 1,200 fans attending Leinster v Dragons match

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 5:03 PM 15,357 Views 4 Comments

The Rainbow Cup game on 11 June has been chosen as one of the test events allowing supporters to return.

# antigen-testing - Monday 24 May, 2021

Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector
# Reopening Travel
# Reopening Travel

Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector

May 24th 2021, 2:18 PM 31,813 Views 19 Comments
  • IALPA has called on the Irish government to roll out antigen testing at our airports and to reopen air travel in early July in line with other EU countries.
  • The union president says the divergent approach Ireland is taking to the rest of Europe is "unacceptable".
  • The Taoiseach will set out a plan to reopen aviation on Friday.

# antigen-testing - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
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# Summertime

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,231 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

# antigen-testing - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

May 12th 2021, 10:19 AM 36,063 Views 63 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

# antigen-testing - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Health Minister says Professor Philip Nolan's tweet comparing antigen tests to snake oil was 'not helpful'
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Health Minister says Professor Philip Nolan's tweet comparing antigen tests to snake oil was 'not helpful'

May 11th 2021, 3:25 PM 19,233 Views 26 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said antigen testing is a part of Government policy when it comes to reopening society.

# antigen-testing - Friday 2 April, 2021

Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:43 PM 25,606 Views 27 Comments

Antigen testing on construction sites will begin in a matter of weeks, say sources.

# antigen-testing - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste

Mar 31st 2021, 7:32 AM 24,737 Views 31 Comments

Leo Varadkar was speaking on Prime Time last night.

# antigen-testing - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
# Testing
# Testing

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,501 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

# antigen-testing - Monday 28 September, 2020

Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries

Sep 28th 2020, 10:17 PM 34,968 Views 18 Comments

The WHO said the tests “will enable expansion of testing, particularly in countries that do not have extensive laboratory facilities or trained health workers.”