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#Philip Nolan

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
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# Schools

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'

Dec 1st 2021, 4:39 PM 85,277 Views 67 Comments

Professor John Wenger said the filters could help schools with poor ventilation.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 18 November, 2021

'Marginal' change in people's behaviour will bring Covid-19 'under control', Nolan says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Marginal' change in people's behaviour will bring Covid-19 'under control', Nolan says

Nov 18th 2021, 9:09 AM 21,981 Views 39 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 3,633 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Leo Varadkar said last night the government will reassess the Covid-19 situation in about two weeks time.
  • "The fundamental message here is we need to act," Nolan said.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence

Nov 10th 2021, 3:22 PM 10,898 Views 0 Comments

Minister Simon Harris announced a public consultation on science advice will take place early next year.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence

Oct 20th 2021, 6:45 PM 74,317 Views 146 Comments

More than 15,000 tests per day are going through public health labs.

# philip-nolan - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
# Science Foundation Ireland
# Science Foundation Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency

Oct 19th 2021, 8:16 PM 32,398 Views 41 Comments

SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.

# philip-nolan - Saturday 16 October, 2021

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan
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# Philip Nolan

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan

Oct 16th 2021, 7:04 PM 36,289 Views 84 Comments

Public health officials confirmed 2,180 new cases earlier today.

# philip-nolan - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Ireland is coming 'close to suppressing' Covid-19, Philip Nolan says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland is coming 'close to suppressing' Covid-19, Philip Nolan says

Oct 5th 2021, 4:43 PM 42,391 Views 20 Comments

“We seem to have come close to suppressing what is a very transmissible virus,” he said.

# philip-nolan - Friday 24 September, 2021

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
# Schools
# Schools

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,259 Views 43 Comments

Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.

# philip-nolan - Monday 23 August, 2021

'We're not there yet': Continued vaccine push as Covid cases in hospital increase over weekend
# High Incidence
# High Incidence

'We're not there yet': Continued vaccine push as Covid cases in hospital increase over weekend

Aug 23rd 2021, 9:22 AM 22,899 Views 69 Comments

Cases in hospital increased from 250 on Friday evening to 320 yesterday evening.

# philip-nolan - Friday 23 July, 2021

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:20 AM 24,584 Views 84 Comments

Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Philip Nolan: Indoor hospitality risks 'significant' Covid surge even in most optimistic scenario
# Exponential Growth
# Exponential Growth

Philip Nolan: Indoor hospitality risks 'significant' Covid surge even in most optimistic scenario

Jul 1st 2021, 10:13 AM 26,346 Views 124 Comments

The NPHET member said vaccines offer extraordinary protection, but are not perfect.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Almost 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in Ireland, HSE CEO says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Almost 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in Ireland, HSE CEO says

Jun 3rd 2021, 2:59 PM 18,134 Views 27 Comments

The HSE is also considering recommendations on shortening the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

# philip-nolan - Friday 19 March, 2021

Ronan Glynn responds to criticism of viral clip: 'We know people are sick and tired of the same message'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ronan Glynn responds to criticism of viral clip: 'We know people are sick and tired of the same message'

Updated Mar 19th 2021, 6:55 PM 76,299 Views 116 Comments

Comments made about “doing more” at last night’s NPHET briefing have been criticised today.

# philip-nolan - Friday 12 March, 2021

Nolan warns of 'delicate point' in lockdown restrictions as 344 Covid patients in hospital
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# Philip Nolan

Nolan warns of 'delicate point' in lockdown restrictions as 344 Covid patients in hospital

Updated Mar 12th 2021, 11:40 AM 38,960 Views 149 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night there were 341 people hospitalised with Covid-19
  • Speaking to RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Nolan said that the country is at "a delicate point" as sectors of society begin to reopen

# philip-nolan - Saturday 6 February, 2021

'If we keep this up, we can drive infections to very low numbers': Prof Nolan says lessons to be learnt from previous Covid waves
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'If we keep this up, we can drive infections to very low numbers': Prof Nolan says lessons to be learnt from previous Covid waves

Feb 6th 2021, 1:32 PM 42,869 Views 50 Comments

According to the latest figures, there were 1,196 people in hospital with Covid-19 including 177 in ICU today.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 21 January, 2021

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'
# Reproductive Rate
# Reproductive Rate

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'

Jan 21st 2021, 7:09 PM 26,014 Views 26 Comments

Health officials have regularly sought to get the reproductive number below 1.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Government 'very unlikely' to shut non-essential retail from 26 December in spite of fresh NPHET advice
# Covid19
# Covid19

Government 'very unlikely' to shut non-essential retail from 26 December in spite of fresh NPHET advice

Dec 24th 2020, 9:00 AM 53,774 Views 127 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said he is not confidence the current set of restrictions will being transmission levels under control.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 19 November, 2020

The Explainer: Professor Philip Nolan on what the numbers are telling us about Covid-19 right now
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Professor Philip Nolan on what the numbers are telling us about Covid-19 right now

Nov 19th 2020, 9:19 AM 29,926 Views 57 Comments

We speak to the NPHET member and chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.

# philip-nolan - Friday 30 October, 2020

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission
# Nphet
# Nphet

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission

Oct 30th 2020, 7:27 PM 35,435 Views 50 Comments

Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 15 October, 2020

If current restrictions have no effect, there will be 400 people with Covid-19 in hospital by Halloween
# Prof Philip Nolan
# Prof Philip Nolan

If current restrictions have no effect, there will be 400 people with Covid-19 in hospital by Halloween

Oct 15th 2020, 9:52 PM 55,864 Views 124 Comments

A number of stark figures were given at tonight’s Department of Health briefing.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'We have now entered a phase of exponential growth': R number 'close to 1' in Dublin but growth outside capital 'significantly higher'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We have now entered a phase of exponential growth': R number 'close to 1' in Dublin but growth outside capital 'significantly higher'

Oct 7th 2020, 6:12 PM 165,009 Views 89 Comments

NPHET also warned of a potential 1,500 new cases of the virus every day by November.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says
# Nphet
# Nphet

'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:49 PM 71,443 Views 188 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening “it’s certainly not a strategy that will be adopted in this country”.

# philip-nolan - Monday 21 September, 2020

Reduce your close contacts by half over the next week, say Dr Ronan Glynn and Philip Nolan
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# Dublin

Reduce your close contacts by half over the next week, say Dr Ronan Glynn and Philip Nolan

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 11:48 AM 44,319 Views 115 Comments

Senior civil servant Liz Canavan said that counties Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Donegal Leitrim and Offaly have shown “concerning trends”.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'

Sep 16th 2020, 7:05 PM 83,402 Views 167 Comments

“Hospitalisations are increasing and we’re sadly seeing people die,” said Professor Philip Nolan.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'If we don't act now to reduce our contacts... the number of cases in Dublin would double every 14 days'
# Nphet
# Nphet

'If we don't act now to reduce our contacts... the number of cases in Dublin would double every 14 days'

Sep 9th 2020, 7:35 PM 46,801 Views 87 Comments

With NPHET due to meet tomorrow to discuss the situation in Dublin, people have been urged to reduce their contacts.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 3 September, 2020

People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people
# Nphet
# Nphet

People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:42 AM 56,705 Views 63 Comments

The majority of coronavirus cases in August were among young people, but there has been an increase in cases among older people recently.

# philip-nolan - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

People 'will have to go to pubs in small groups' if and when they reopen, NPHET warns
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

People 'will have to go to pubs in small groups' if and when they reopen, NPHET warns

Sep 1st 2020, 9:16 AM 67,031 Views 127 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan warned that restrictions on indoor gathering will “likely be with us for some time”.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'We can't have some kind of national party': Public urged to be cautious about socialising in weeks ahead
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# Coronavirus

'We can't have some kind of national party': Public urged to be cautious about socialising in weeks ahead

Aug 27th 2020, 10:34 PM 49,272 Views 65 Comments

252 outbreaks of the virus in the last two weeks are down to gatherings in houses.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Philip Nolan says GAA response to latest Covid-19 restrictions is 'a bit headmaster-ish'
# GAA
# GAA

Philip Nolan says GAA response to latest Covid-19 restrictions is 'a bit headmaster-ish'

Aug 19th 2020, 5:21 PM 63,877 Views 105 Comments

All sport in Ireland must now be held without fans with immediate effect until at least 13 September.

The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?

Aug 19th 2020, 1:12 PM 22,602 Views 65 Comments

This week’s episode sees Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET, talk us through the decision making.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open
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# Coronavirus

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open

Aug 12th 2020, 8:25 PM 53,380 Views 97 Comments

Ronan Glynn said NPHET was not likely to recommend closing all schools if clusters break out.

# philip-nolan - Friday 10 July, 2020

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?
# Nphet
# Nphet

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?

Jul 10th 2020, 11:49 AM 59,594 Views 67 Comments

Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.

# philip-nolan - Monday 29 June, 2020

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland
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# Phase Three

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland

Jun 29th 2020, 9:33 AM 33,178 Views 48 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.

# philip-nolan - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Committee hears further outbreaks of Covid-19 'probable', but strategy is 'right one for Ireland at this time'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Committee hears further outbreaks of Covid-19 'probable', but strategy is 'right one for Ireland at this time'

Jun 9th 2020, 2:15 PM 15,137 Views 22 Comments

Any future increases in numbers would likely be managed in a targeted way, Professor Philip Nolan said today.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 29 more deaths and 137 new cases in Ireland confirmed
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 29 more deaths and 137 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 7th 2020, 5:39 PM 82,825 Views 87 Comments

“We have achieved our goal of suppressing the spread of the disease, it was not easy for anyone but there is no question that our collective effort has saved lives,” Dr Tony Holohan said.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'We couldn't have coped with further spread': Ireland's officials on why we didn't take the Swedish approach
# Covid19
# Covid19

'We couldn't have coped with further spread': Ireland's officials on why we didn't take the Swedish approach

Apr 30th 2020, 8:50 PM 34,592 Views 96 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan said the restrictions implemented here “had an enormous effect” on the spread of the disease.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person

Updated Apr 16th 2020, 11:57 PM 67,317 Views 90 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said that any loosening of restrictions must be approached “exceptionally carefully”.

# philip-nolan - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Lifting restrictions must be done carefully to avoid 'very dangerous' second wave of Covid-19
# Nphet
# Nphet

Lifting restrictions must be done carefully to avoid 'very dangerous' second wave of Covid-19

Apr 12th 2020, 3:22 PM 61,649 Views 79 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan said today there’s a “real danger” of a second wave of cases, if restrictions aren’t rolled back correctly.

# philip-nolan - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one
# Transmission
# Transmission

Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one

Apr 9th 2020, 9:03 PM 87,189 Views 99 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan said the modelling advisory group can see the “profound effect” the measures are having on transmission.

# philip-nolan - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth
# Universities
# Universities

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth

Feb 16th 2011, 6:16 PM 2,162 Views 0 Comments

Philip Nolan will become the president of NUI Maynooth in August, succeeding John Hughes who stepped down last year.