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Coronavirus: 305 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.
Coronavirus: 340 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.
Coronavirus: 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.
Coronavirus: 380 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.
Coronavirus: 348 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.
Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.
Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.
FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.
Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.
Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “We are now experiencing near elimination of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population.”
Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings
Catch up on all of the recent Covid-related figures.
'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
A report by
Lauren Boland
Lauren Boland looks at the use of official statistics by anti-lockdown accounts.
Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.
Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.
Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.
Coronavirus: 407 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.
Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.
Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan.
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax
From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.
Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names
Experts working with the World Health Organization developed the new names.
Coronavirus: 378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.
Coronavirus: 374 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The Department of Health confirmed the figures in a statement on Twitter.
Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.
Coronavirus: 464 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The figures were released by the Department of Health on Twitter this evening.
Coronavirus: 467 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.
Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.
Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
The State had believed it would receive 470,000 Janssen doses but that is now looking, at best, more like 235,000.
Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date
Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions
Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
Coronavirus: 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The figures were released by the Department this evening.
Coronavirus: 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.
Coronavirus: 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.
Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.
Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.
Coronavirus: 503 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.
Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.
Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.
Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.
Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
The claims have been made in recent weeks.
Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing
A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.
Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.
Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.