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# health-minister - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated Wed 7:49 PM 61,665 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions

Wed 4:44 PM 13,875 Views 15 Comments

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.

# health-minister - Thursday 22 April, 2021

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres

Apr 22nd 2021, 4:57 PM 25,438 Views 20 Comments

The health minister said last month that he had met students administering vaccines.

# health-minister - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly
# Dublin And Wicklow
# Dublin And Wicklow

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly

Apr 7th 2021, 4:23 PM 61,234 Views 110 Comments

Teachers and SNAs in Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East received vaccines yesterday.

# health-minister - Thursday 1 April, 2021

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova

Apr 1st 2021, 9:02 PM 75,473 Views 146 Comments

People arriving from these countries from 6 April will need to pre-book hotel quarantine.

# health-minister - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

Mar 4th 2021, 3:20 PM 13,716 Views 16 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

# health-minister - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period
# Cervicacheck
# Cervicacheck

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:41 PM 18,096 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet today to extend the access to the cards for a further three years.

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday

Mar 2nd 2021, 5:06 PM 23,328 Views 79 Comments

Stephen Donnelly is appearing before the Oireachtas Health Committee to answer questions from TDs.

# health-minister - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister

Jan 21st 2021, 11:01 AM 57,698 Views 80 Comments

Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.

# health-minister - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Jan 13th 2021, 5:11 PM 38,043 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

# health-minister - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9
# R Number
# R Number

Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 35,991 Views 59 Comments

The minister said there has been a 40% fall in demand for testing in the past week.

# health-minister - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days
# SUBSTANTIAL MEAL
# SUBSTANTIAL MEAL

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 7:55 PM 51,476 Views 141 Comments

One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.

# health-minister - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Aug 26th 2020, 6:22 PM 34,170 Views 48 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

# health-minister - Monday 17 August, 2020

Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 101,942 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that the number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospital and in ICU doubled over the weekend.

# health-minister - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'

Jul 16th 2020, 9:27 AM 75,599 Views 152 Comments

Donnelly also said that from a disease perspective, gastro pubs are seen as restaurants.

# health-minister - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal

Updated Jun 20th 2020, 6:17 PM 48,942 Views 0 Comments

Obadiah Moyo (66) was arrested last night following investigations brought by the country’s anti-graft commission.

# health-minister - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:57 PM 46,007 Views 80 Comments

The Heallth Minister said he understood the motivations of protesters and “would have been there with people in normal times”.

# health-minister - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s

May 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,569 Views 20 Comments

The Health Minister called the over-70 group a “resilient generation”.

# health-minister - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris
# Holidays
# Holidays

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris

May 2nd 2020, 3:45 PM 229,883 Views 149 Comments

Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.

# health-minister - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'

Apr 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,504 Views 108 Comments

Talks on government formation are expected to ratchet up from this week.

# health-minister - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting
# Zoom
# Zoom

'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:45 AM 28,619 Views 30 Comments

Vaughan Gething later apologised and said he was “obviously embarrassed”.

# health-minister - Monday 13 April, 2020

Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'

Apr 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 69,363 Views 111 Comments

Factors such as ICU capacity and the reproduction rate of the virus will determine how and when restrictions can be eased back.

# health-minister - Friday 10 April, 2020

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them

Apr 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 59,761 Views 71 Comments

Siptu’s Kevin Figgis says that “many” of these student radiographers are replacing existing staff who have to self-isolate.

# health-minister - Friday 13 March, 2020

People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris
# Racing
# Racing

People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris

Mar 13th 2020, 1:38 PM 38,714 Views 51 Comments

“We have followed our own government’s advice very closely indeed,” Ian Renton of the Cheltenham Festival said.

# health-minister - Thursday 13 February, 2020

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak
# Crisis
# Crisis

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak

Feb 13th 2020, 10:48 AM 9,611 Views 7 Comments

The death toll worldwide has reached more than 1,300 in recent days.

# health-minister - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital

Jan 2nd 2020, 5:24 PM 69,855 Views 189 Comments

Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.

# health-minister - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,054 Views 19 Comments

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season

Dec 27th 2019, 2:31 PM 24,608 Views 41 Comments

Half of those attending Emergency Departments have the flu or are presenting with flu-like symptoms.

# health-minister - Monday 9 December, 2019

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned
# Vaping
# Vaping

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Dec 9th 2019, 5:41 PM 12,244 Views 54 Comments

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses

Dec 9th 2019, 3:05 PM 16,975 Views 40 Comments

Questions still hang over who will carry out the review into Murphy’s expense claims.

# health-minister - Monday 26 August, 2019

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds
# Future Health System
# Future Health System

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds

Aug 26th 2019, 11:47 AM 34,943 Views 108 Comments

A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.

# health-minister - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week

Aug 21st 2019, 6:15 AM 7,689 Views 31 Comments

The vaccination programme was rolled out to teenage girls in 2010, but the government committed to making it available to boys in secondary school from September.

# health-minister - Friday 28 June, 2019

New HSE board meets for the first time
# Oversight
# Oversight

New HSE board meets for the first time

Jun 28th 2019, 3:01 PM 12,400 Views 16 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris announced earlier this year that he would re-establish a board to oversee the HSE.

# health-minister - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply
# Growing Our Own
# Growing Our Own

Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply

Jun 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,060 Views 43 Comments

Yesterday, Simon Harris signed the law establishing Ireland’s first medicinal cannabis access scheme,

# health-minister - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Simon Harris says there will be a review of Waterford mortuary
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris says there will be a review of Waterford mortuary

May 8th 2019, 10:45 PM 10,575 Views 36 Comments

He said he would consider who would carry out the review over the next few days.

# health-minister - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future
# Cannabis Eire
# Cannabis Eire

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future

May 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 18,315 Views 46 Comments

The legislation to underpin the medicinal cannabis scheme is due to be signed off on in the coming weeks.

# health-minister - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 6:27 PM 17,501 Views 49 Comments

The Health Minister staunchly defended his decision to offer free repeat smears last year.

# health-minister - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital
# Uhl
# Uhl

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 12:48 PM 7,703 Views 12 Comments

The letter states the hospital is in a ‘constant state of overcrowding’.

# health-minister - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier
# Cannabis In Ireland
# Cannabis In Ireland

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 14,558 Views 12 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris will bring proposals about the cannabis access programme to Cabinet next month.

# health-minister - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week

Mar 28th 2019, 4:02 PM 10,649 Views 25 Comments

Simon Harris says presentations to sexual assault treatment units are increasing.

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