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# department-of-health - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days

Sun 3:14 PM 126,622 Views 103 Comments

There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Robert Watt says 'no evidence' Department of Health was 'prying on families'
# Joint Health Committee
# Joint Health Committee

Robert Watt says 'no evidence' Department of Health was 'prying on families'

Updated May 5th 2021, 2:16 PM 17,353 Views 19 Comments

RTÉ said the Department of Health was invited by RTÉ Investigates to participate in the programme, contrary to claims made by Watt.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
# Rehab Wait
# Rehab Wait

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed

Apr 28th 2021, 12:01 AM 17,182 Views 38 Comments

Over 60% are on the waiting list for at least nine months.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now

Apr 20th 2021, 1:03 PM 35,599 Views 60 Comments

Opposition TDs have criticised Watt’s decision to temporarily waive the “shocking” and “berserk” increase.

# department-of-health - Friday 16 April, 2021

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 6:01 PM 90,807 Views 127 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 5:45 PM 13,946 Views 0 Comments

The regulations could be in place by the end of the day, the High Court was told by lawyers for the State.

# department-of-health - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 15th 2021, 5:20 PM 72,942 Views 80 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

# department-of-health - Friday 9 April, 2021

Coronavirus: 34 further deaths across at least five months and 473 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 34 further deaths across at least five months and 473 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 9th 2021, 5:57 PM 96,636 Views 150 Comments

19 of the deaths reported today occurred in February.

# department-of-health - Thursday 8 April, 2021

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 68,858 Views 73 Comments

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

# department-of-health - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data
# Dossiers
# Dossiers

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data

Mar 30th 2021, 11:01 AM 5,817 Views 5 Comments

The inquiry follows last week’s RTÉ Investigates report on the Department processing data of children with autism involved in cases against the State.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,866 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Irish people are happier and reporting higher levels of enjoyment than at any other point in 2021
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Irish people are happier and reporting higher levels of enjoyment than at any other point in 2021

Mar 9th 2021, 12:51 PM 21,417 Views 50 Comments

The findings were contained in an opinion poll carried out yesterday.

# department-of-health - Saturday 6 March, 2021

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules

Mar 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,730 Views 69 Comments

Amárach Research gives a glimpse into how people currently feel about restrictions.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:50 PM 79,510 Views 110 Comments

An increasing proportion of people believe Ireland is returning to normal too slowly.

# department-of-health - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 11th 2021, 6:01 PM 79,757 Views 131 Comments

Public health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Nearly 85,000 people have received their two Covid-19 vaccine doses, latest figures show
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Nearly 85,000 people have received their two Covid-19 vaccine doses, latest figures show

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 PM 20,461 Views 38 Comments

The Covid-19 vaccines available require a two-dose schedule.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:01 PM 72,041 Views 124 Comments

The role of secretary general at the Department of Health has been advertised with a salary of €292,000.

# department-of-health - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Government report on period poverty to be launched next month
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

Government report on period poverty to be launched next month

Jan 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 16,043 Views 14 Comments

The report comes as two senators have put forward proposed legislation on the issue.

# department-of-health - Monday 25 January, 2021

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
# Scam
# Scam

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 25th 2021, 11:39 AM 24,187 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.

# department-of-health - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:01 PM 24,773 Views 48 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute

Jan 20th 2021, 9:15 PM 8,251 Views 1 Comment

In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.

# department-of-health - Monday 18 January, 2021

Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 7:32 PM 86,809 Views 290 Comments

The hospital said 16 vaccine doses would have been discarded if they were not used that day.

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen

Jan 18th 2021, 6:21 PM 22,500 Views 46 Comments

Questions have been raised about the government’s decision to sanction a pay rise of €81,000 for the post.

# department-of-health - Saturday 16 January, 2021

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

Jan 16th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,914 Views 19 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

# department-of-health - Friday 8 January, 2021

Top Irish health official raised 'serious concerns' about travel advice issued by European agency
# International Travel
# International Travel

Top Irish health official raised 'serious concerns' about travel advice issued by European agency

Jan 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,726 Views 53 Comments

The Department wrote to the European Centre for Disease Control & Prevention one day before the UK revealed a new variant of Covid-19.

# department-of-health - Monday 4 January, 2021

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,257 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

# department-of-health - Friday 1 January, 2021

Here's what government's weekly survey of the public's mood tells us about how we've handled the pandemic
# The Year Of Covid
# The Year Of Covid

Here's what government's weekly survey of the public's mood tells us about how we've handled the pandemic

Jan 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 20,618 Views 10 Comments

# department-of-health - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service

Dec 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,607 Views 17 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.

# department-of-health - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 344 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 344 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 21st 2020, 5:44 PM 95,194 Views 153 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 366 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 366 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 17th 2020, 6:25 PM 90,660 Views 126 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Monday 16 November, 2020

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January
# Covid19
# Covid19

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Nov 16th 2020, 8:25 PM 51,978 Views 136 Comments

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

# department-of-health - Monday 9 November, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and 270 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: One death and 270 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 9th 2020, 5:25 PM 96,295 Views 110 Comments

Health officials have provided an update on the spread of the coronavirus across the country.

# department-of-health - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 5th 2020, 6:09 PM 83,528 Views 95 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# department-of-health - Monday 2 November, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 767 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 767 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:55 PM 109,754 Views 153 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

Oct 28th 2020, 7:57 AM 38,473 Views 30 Comments

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

# department-of-health - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 859 new cases confirmed
# Figures
# Figures

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 859 new cases confirmed

Oct 24th 2020, 5:35 PM 113,074 Views 178 Comments

Level 5 restrictions came into effect across the country earlier this week.

# department-of-health - Friday 23 October, 2020

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago'
# Nphet
# Nphet

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago'

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:16 AM 42,253 Views 105 Comments

The national incidence rate of Covid-19 is now over 300 per 100,000 population in the last 14 days.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

GPs 'inundated' with calls from close contacts of Covid-19 cases due to HSE backlog issue
# Covid19
# Covid19

GPs 'inundated' with calls from close contacts of Covid-19 cases due to HSE backlog issue

Oct 21st 2020, 5:36 PM 27,446 Views 23 Comments

More than 2,000 people are being expected to do their own contact tracing this week.

# department-of-health - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
# Health
# Health

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

Oct 18th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,877 Views 24 Comments

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

# department-of-health - Friday 16 October, 2020

Two deaths and 1,299 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Two deaths and 1,299 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Oct 16th 2020, 2:02 PM 20,823 Views 19 Comments

New restrictions were announced earlier this week to try to address the increase in Covid-19 cases.

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