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# covid19 - Thursday 15 April, 2021

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

Apr 15th 2021, 2:28 PM 34,096 Views 50 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
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# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 10:03 AM 88,485 Views 60 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out

Apr 15th 2021, 6:45 AM 26,068 Views 38 Comments

Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.

# covid19 - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 8:49 AM 21,892 Views 23 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

# covid19 - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met

Apr 13th 2021, 9:59 AM 33,898 Views 98 Comments

The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.

# covid19 - Monday 12 April, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?

Apr 12th 2021, 12:04 PM 23,434 Views 0 Comments

The registration system for this cohort is due to launch shortly.

# covid19 - Sunday 11 April, 2021

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout

Apr 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,970 Views 40 Comments

Some in government are concerned that bureaucracy will prevent short-notice additional hires that may be needed later on.

# covid19 - Saturday 10 April, 2021

As Ireland's vaccines are rolled out, how does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# WEEK IN STATS
# WEEK IN STATS

As Ireland's vaccines are rolled out, how does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Apr 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 42,509 Views 42 Comments

Ireland now has one of the lowest incidence rates among European countries, alongside Denmark and Finland.

# covid19 - Friday 9 April, 2021

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Apr 9th 2021, 2:23 PM 13,014 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# Review
# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Apr 9th 2021, 1:58 PM 29,453 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

# covid19 - Thursday 8 April, 2021

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
# Quarantine Hotels
# Quarantine Hotels

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 PM 46,969 Views 37 Comments

Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Apr 8th 2021, 7:16 PM 22,989 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays
# Covid19
# Covid19

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays

Apr 8th 2021, 6:10 PM 74,911 Views 98 Comments

Some GPs have opted not to sign up to vaccinate high risk groups due to the pressure and stress of the programme to date.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 5:58 PM 68,907 Views 73 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab

Apr 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 43,718 Views 93 Comments

Proposals under consideration today include fully vaccinated people no longer having to restrict their movements after being identified as a close contact.

# covid19 - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 7th 2021, 5:57 PM 76,315 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list
# Covid19
# Covid19

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list

Apr 7th 2021, 1:08 PM 39,822 Views 66 Comments

France, Italy and Germany could join Austria on the list.

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Apr 7th 2021, 11:02 AM 99,539 Views 323 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions
# University Of Oxford
# University Of Oxford

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions

Apr 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 28,002 Views 63 Comments

University of Oxford researchers have estimated that one in three survivors were diagnosed with such a condition in the following six months.

# covid19 - Friday 2 April, 2021

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
# Covid19
# Covid19

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,489 Views 45 Comments

Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.

# covid19 - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
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# In The Spotlight

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date

Apr 1st 2021, 12:58 PM 7,133 Views 23 Comments

Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.

# covid19 - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week
# Community Testing
# Community Testing

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 6:10 PM 64,680 Views 47 Comments

Three of the centres are opening tomorrow.

'Any increase in social mixing is incredibly risky': The key points you need to know from today's NPHET briefing
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Any increase in social mixing is incredibly risky': The key points you need to know from today's NPHET briefing

Mar 31st 2021, 5:40 PM 39,137 Views 91 Comments

New research suggests there has been a “substantial increase” in social visits to homes.

Covid-19: The state of play worldwide as Ireland waits for 'silver bullet' doses
# Global Picture
# Global Picture

Covid-19: The state of play worldwide as Ireland waits for 'silver bullet' doses

Mar 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 26,566 Views 18 Comments

In Europe, France, Belgium and Poland all tightened restrictions on Saturday as cases surged.

# covid19 - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

What's changing, when? Key dates for April and May as Taoiseach announces a 'cautious' reopening
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

What's changing, when? Key dates for April and May as Taoiseach announces a 'cautious' reopening

Mar 30th 2021, 7:32 PM 133,982 Views 147 Comments
  • Taoiseach: Close to 1 million vaccine doses will have been administered by the end of next week, and 3 million by the end of May.
  • A household will be allowed to meet up with one other household for socialising from 12 April - but not in private gardens.
  • Zoos, wildlife parks, outdoor tennis and golf will return from 26 April - with other restrictions possibly eased from May.
Countries must unite in face of future pandemic threat, global leaders say
# Covid19
# Covid19

Countries must unite in face of future pandemic threat, global leaders say

Mar 30th 2021, 7:08 AM 8,631 Views 14 Comments

More than 127 million people have been infected by the virus first detected in China in late 2019.

# covid19 - Saturday 27 March, 2021

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# Covid19
# Covid19

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Mar 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 45,277 Views 71 Comments

A total of 75% of cases this week were in people aged under 45.

# covid19 - Friday 26 March, 2021

Number of Covid-19 cases among over-65s drops by half as vaccine takes effect
# CSO
# CSO

Number of Covid-19 cases among over-65s drops by half as vaccine takes effect

Mar 26th 2021, 2:38 PM 14,970 Views 21 Comments

The percentage of cases among that age group fell from 18% in January to 9% in March, figures show.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:38 AM 29,387 Views 28 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed 606 new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths.
  • As of 8pm last night, there are also 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Daily case numbers have either become static or have begun to increase slightly.
What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?

Mar 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 109,241 Views 55 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said on Thursday that Ireland expects to receive 1 million doses between today and 30 April.

# covid19 - Thursday 25 March, 2021

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,690 Views 37 Comments

Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.

# covid19 - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 683 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 683 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 24th 2021, 6:00 PM 105,120 Views 230 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19 - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Increasing number of 'ineligible' people from South trying to book vaccine slots in Northern Ireland
# Patricia Donnelly
# Patricia Donnelly

Increasing number of 'ineligible' people from South trying to book vaccine slots in Northern Ireland

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:44 PM 42,871 Views 19 Comments

To avail of a vaccine in Northern Ireland people must be registered with a GP in the North and have a NI healthcare number.

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:32 PM 112,735 Views 160 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Hospital cases stand at 342 as NPHET warns of 'volatile' situation
# Covid19
# Covid19

Hospital cases stand at 342 as NPHET warns of 'volatile' situation

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 11:10 AM 36,673 Views 72 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed 520 new cases of Covid-19 and one death.
  • The Government will assess the situation ahead of an announcement next week.
  • The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live this morning.

# covid19 - Monday 22 March, 2021

Coronavirus: One death and 520 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: One death and 520 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:02 PM 97,165 Views 164 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

EU commissioner says Europe can achieve herd immunity by July
# Thierry Breton
# Thierry Breton

EU commissioner says Europe can achieve herd immunity by July

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:51 AM 18,495 Views 11 Comments

Several European countries have started reimposing restrictions as they contend with surging coronavirus infections.

# covid19 - Saturday 20 March, 2021

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's Third Wave?
# COVID19 DATA
# COVID19 DATA

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's Third Wave?

Mar 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,841 Views 71 Comments

Ireland has been under Level 5 restrictions for more than 12 weeks.

# covid19 - Friday 19 March, 2021

'I would indeed': Taoiseach says he would take AstraZeneca jab as NPHET update due on vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

'I would indeed': Taoiseach says he would take AstraZeneca jab as NPHET update due on vaccine

Updated Mar 19th 2021, 4:30 PM 27,210 Views 51 Comments

NPHET is expected to make recommendations to the Minister for Health later today.

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise

Mar 19th 2021, 11:10 AM 33,347 Views 45 Comments

A month-long lockdown for Paris and several other French regions was announced yesterday.