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Last month
May 2024
Donnelly denies review of Midwest hospitals following Aoife Johnston inquest is 'election stunt'
Second emergency department in Mid-West region to be considered to ease pressure on UHL
Two surgical hubs in Dublin due to begin treating patients later this year
This year
2024
Support team to begin work ‘immediately’ to address overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick
Health Minister ‘fully expects’ long-delayed children’s hospital to be completed this year
Investigation launched after death of second teenage girl at University Hospital Limerick
Last year
2023
Health Minister unable to commit to HSE trolley target over the winter months
Free nasal spray flu vaccine programme extended to children aged between 13 and 17
Pharmacists to be enabled to extend validity of prescriptions to a maximum of 12 months
Covid inquiry terms of reference to be ready 'soon enough', says minister
Free contraception scheme expanded to include women aged 27-30
Optometrists call for end to ‘geographical lottery’ in children’s eye-care
Patient Safety Bill, which aims to create 'culture' of transparency, signed into law
Donnelly 'disappointed' about CervicalCheck samples being tested in US labs
'We need more decision-makers at weekends': Donnelly to press ahead with new consultant contract
All time
New Sláintecare Consultant Contract will 'reduce waiting times' and 'maximise capacity in hospitals'
Mater Hospital confirms Long Covid Clinic is set to close in December due to a lack of funding
Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January
Donnelly says he doesn't believe his failure to renew RTB registration warrants his resignation
INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says
No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly
HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
Health Minister extends €100 pandemic grant for student nurses as McHugh report published
Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
Former French Health Minister charged over handling of Covid-19 pandemic
Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
Stephen Donnelly says he was 'concerned' at footage of crowds after GAA hurling final
Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'
Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
Patient data from HSE hack has appeared on the dark net, Minister confirms
Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres
Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly