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HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.
HSE's Paul Reid says 'we are winning, it's just not over yet' as hospital numbers decline
Reid has said there has been “continued improvement” in hospital figures today.
100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April
The health minister has said capacity is being built up to vaccinate 250,000 people a week.
GPs report patients 'dropping their guard' amid reports of some becoming symptomatic for second time
HSE CEO Paul Reid said the positivity rate among close contacts is a “cause for concern”.
Donnelly hails 'important week' as GPs and nurses vaccinated ahead of over-85s rollout tomorrow
The Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines are being given at centres in Dublin, Portlaoise, Sligo and Galway this weekend.
Hospitalisations fall below 900 as Ireland 'on the right side of the curve now' ahead of further vaccine rollout
People aged 85 and over will begin receiving a Covid-19 vaccine from Monday.
'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says
People aged 70 and over are set to be vaccinated in GP practices and vaccine centres.
Reid says it's expected all people aged 70 and over to receive first vaccine dose by mid-April
Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week, the HSE CEO said that vaccinations will start for over 85s from Monday week.
'If we keep this up, we can drive infections to very low numbers': Prof Nolan says lessons to be learnt from previous Covid waves
According to the latest figures, there were 1,196 people in hospital with Covid-19 including 177 in ICU today.
'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines.
NIAC has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines
Paul Reid says HSE has "always been clear that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will have many twists and turns"
Varadkar warns rollout among over 70s "may be slower" than originally planned
Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'
Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals
152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland
The HSE has provided an update on the vaccine programme.
HSE to start testing close contacts again from tomorrow
Close contacts of confirmed cases have not been tested since New Year’s Eve.
Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs
The Health Minister said today that he still thinks it’s realistic to expect all adults to be offered a Covid vaccine by September.
650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.
'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
There are 211 Covid-19 patients in ICU, with a further 330 patients receiving advanced respiratory care on wards.
Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.
How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
Dr Holohan says 'no reason' to change his view on possibility of up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths this month
'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal
The Beacon has chosen not to join a surge capacity agreement between private hospitals and the HSE.
Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal
Beacon Hospital has not signed up to allow its ICU capacity be used by the public system.
Private hospitals to treat urgent non-Covid patients, as HSE braces for further rise in hospitalisations
There are now 1,421 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 121 in ICU.
'The virus is absolutely rampant': Up to 15,000 people per day referred for tests as Covid surge takes hold
“Everybody is at extremely high risk of catching the virus,” the chief executive of the HSE said.
HSE reporting 'around 100 cases a day' of people with between 20 and 30 close contacts
The health service says Covid-19 is now presenting a “very alarming” challenge.
Paul Reid says Covid-19 vaccine rollout to start on Tuesday instead of Wednesday
Ireland’s inoculation rollout had been expected to begin four days after receiving the vaccine, which medical professionals had questioned.
Nearly 10,000 vaccines arrive in Ireland with four days to go to first vaccination
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 has arrived in Ireland.
Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'
In an interview with, the HSE’s CEO said the pandemic highlighted a number of health policy shifts that are needed.
HSE in 'detailed discussions' with company over €14m contract for ventilators that failed quality checks
Questions were raised about the deal in the Dáil today
HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January
CEO Paul Reid said it will still be “some time” before a vaccine is our main line of defence against the virus.
Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss
Reid will tell the committee today that waiting lists have stabilised.
HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease
Reid told Newstalk Breakfast people will still need to limit their social contacts after 1 December.
Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions
Current restrictions are set to be eased on 1 December.
Situation in nursing homes receiving 'intensive' HSE support has stabilised, Paul Reid says
HSE CEO Paul Reid said supports were being provided to nursing homes dealing with category “red” outbreaks
HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog
Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.
'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.
HSE says hospital system 'challenged but not overwhelmed' though trends remain 'a strong concern'
HSE CEO Paul Reid said that some hospitals may have to start deferring or cancelling procedures.
How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?
During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.
HSE boss issues 'call to arms' for public to stick to health advice as hospitals come under increasing pressure
The number of people in hospital is at its highest level in months.
HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six
CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.
Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU
HSE CEO Paul Reid said last night that there were 90 people hospitalised with Covid-19 and 19 in ICU.
Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests
Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.
HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.
HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.
Covid-19 deaths and hospital numbers remain low as Ireland is 'protecting vulnerable people better'
The majority of confirmed cases are now in those aged under 45.