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#Stephen Donnelly

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Non-EU doctors in Ireland to get more access to specialist training after pandemic campaign
# Healthcare System
# Healthcare System

Non-EU doctors in Ireland to get more access to specialist training after pandemic campaign

23 hours ago 18,040 Views 23 Comments

The move has been hailed as “a very important achievement”.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister
# New York
# New York

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister

Thu 8:00 PM 20,668 Views 18 Comments

Coveney said he was not sure whether legislation to tackle protests at the homes of politicians would be possible.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Call for new laws as group that protested at Tánaiste's home pledges to target every politician
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Call for new laws as group that protested at Tánaiste's home pledges to target every politician

Wed 12:05 AM 48,742 Views 70 Comments
  • Individuals who organised and attended these protests have pledged to continue with these types of demonstrations on a weekly basis, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The demonstrations have been widely condemned by both government and opposition politicians.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations

Sep 16th 2021, 7:52 PM 7,574 Views 5 Comments

The council is discussing the state of the project with the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Donnelly says he will 'prioritise' legislation for safe access zones around health facilities
# Safe Zones
# Safe Zones

Donnelly says he will 'prioritise' legislation for safe access zones around health facilities

Sep 15th 2021, 6:00 PM 10,709 Views 5 Comments

An exclusion zone would mean protests would not be permitted in the area surrounding a healthcare facility.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 10 September, 2021

What's going on with the government's Sláintecare plan for the health service?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's going on with the government's Sláintecare plan for the health service?

Sep 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,108 Views 15 Comments

The office in charge of the reforms saw two key departures this week.

Donnelly announces establishment of Ireland's first centre for menopause
# Menopause
# Menopause

Donnelly announces establishment of Ireland's first centre for menopause

Sep 10th 2021, 5:25 PM 48,373 Views 72 Comments

The centre will be located at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services

Sep 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,745 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he expected the health service to see an increase in the number of patients presenting with cancer in the coming months.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
# Schools
# Schools

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:17 AM 16,059 Views 36 Comments

When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,559 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators
# Ventilators
# Ventilators

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators

Sep 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 13,419 Views 18 Comments

The HSE has been criticised in an audit report about its procurement of the ventilators at the beginning of Covid-19.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Stephen Donnelly says he was 'concerned' at footage of crowds after GAA hurling final
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Stephen Donnelly says he was 'concerned' at footage of crowds after GAA hurling final

Aug 25th 2021, 9:02 AM 25,477 Views 58 Comments

He urged those in attendance who were “too close to people for too long” to go and get tested.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

NIAC has advised that Covid-19 vaccines can be mixed in some cases, Donnelly says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

NIAC has advised that Covid-19 vaccines can be mixed in some cases, Donnelly says

Aug 17th 2021, 2:20 PM 20,692 Views 29 Comments

The Minister also said NIAC has advised that booster shots be given around the same time as the flu shot.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities
# Abortion
# Abortion

Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities

Aug 7th 2021, 1:39 PM 19,078 Views 49 Comments

The Programme for Government committed to creating these zones aimed to prevent protests outside medical facilities.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 30 July, 2021

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says
# Frontline
# Frontline

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says

Jul 30th 2021, 9:45 AM 31,923 Views 92 Comments

The Health Minister was speaking after touring the HSE’s Limerick Covid-19 vaccination centre.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 29 July, 2021

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

Jul 29th 2021, 10:06 AM 132,816 Views 29 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital

Jul 28th 2021, 5:27 PM 15,749 Views 18 Comments

Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Unsolicited calls to Holohan and Glynn are 'appalling', says Donnelly
# Nphet
# Nphet

Unsolicited calls to Holohan and Glynn are 'appalling', says Donnelly

Jul 18th 2021, 1:27 PM 66,285 Views 89 Comments

The chief medical officer and his deputy have received threatening phone calls recently.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 16 July, 2021

'We don’t know how bad it’s going to get': Additional ICU surge capacity being built up, says Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

'We don’t know how bad it’s going to get': Additional ICU surge capacity being built up, says Donnelly

Jul 16th 2021, 10:07 PM 32,783 Views 77 Comments

The Health Minister said NPHET modelling estimates over 200 people will be in ICU in a few months.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Four maternity units not allowing partners attend emergency pregnancy cases
# Maternity Restrictions
# Maternity Restrictions

Four maternity units not allowing partners attend emergency pregnancy cases

Jul 14th 2021, 7:05 PM 40,254 Views 17 Comments

“There has been a real issue there, it is arguably the most important time,” Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said.

Health minister comes under cross-party pressure to reveal St Vincent's abortion figures
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Health minister comes under cross-party pressure to reveal St Vincent's abortion figures

Jul 14th 2021, 2:20 PM 24,598 Views 26 Comments

Stephen Donnelly told an Oireachtas committee he could not say how many terminations had been carried out at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Health Minister to meet couple who settled wrongful termination case
# Action
# Action

Health Minister to meet couple who settled wrongful termination case

Jul 14th 2021, 12:10 AM 12,626 Views 0 Comments

The couple had requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly after settling their court actions last month.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 5 July, 2021

Half of adult population will be fully vaccinated by end of today, Donnelly says
# Halfway There
# Halfway There

Half of adult population will be fully vaccinated by end of today, Donnelly says

Jul 5th 2021, 2:04 PM 16,615 Views 48 Comments

More than 4.3 million Covid jabs have been administered to date, with 49.6% of adults fully vaccinated.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 2 July, 2021

'It's crazy': Pharmacists say phones ringing constantly after Janssen jab announcement
# Janssen Jab
# Janssen Jab

'It's crazy': Pharmacists say phones ringing constantly after Janssen jab announcement

Jul 2nd 2021, 5:26 PM 51,134 Views 84 Comments

The HSE National Director asked the public to ‘be patient’ with pharmacies.

NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'

Jul 2nd 2021, 2:52 PM 33,383 Views 94 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said negative commentary can be “a little bit disheartening”.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'

Jul 1st 2021, 2:28 PM 9,013 Views 12 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this month that antigen testing is “just not as good as PCR”.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it
# Indoor Hospitality
# Indoor Hospitality

Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it

Jun 29th 2021, 3:06 PM 33,158 Views 48 Comments

The planned reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed until at least 19 July.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Couple who settled High Court actions in wrongful termination case want meeting with Health Minister
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Couple who settled High Court actions in wrongful termination case want meeting with Health Minister

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:29 PM 14,483 Views 0 Comments

Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely’s son would have turned two years old this summer.

Tánaiste says 'final call' on further reopening on 5 July can’t be made until next week
# Reopening
# Reopening

Tánaiste says 'final call' on further reopening on 5 July can’t be made until next week

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 1:28 PM 33,261 Views 107 Comments

NPHET is due to advise the Government next Thursday on the epidemiological situation in Ireland.

'Two fingers to the Irish people': Taoiseach urged to nationalise entire St Vincent's campus if healthcare group refuses to budge on ownership
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'Two fingers to the Irish people': Taoiseach urged to nationalise entire St Vincent's campus if healthcare group refuses to budge on ownership

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:43 AM 15,325 Views 35 Comments

The hospital group has insisted that it will not sell the land on the Elm Park campus.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 5:57 PM 21,209 Views 33 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:46 PM 54,677 Views 36 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
# Covid19
# Covid19

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall

Jun 19th 2021, 8:26 AM 28,191 Views 20 Comments

The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19
# Nepal
# Nepal

Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19

Jun 16th 2021, 6:26 PM 9,123 Views 8 Comments

Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, defibrillators and PPE are among some of the equipment to be donated.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Minister for Health receives first Covid-19 vaccine dose
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Minister for Health receives first Covid-19 vaccine dose

Jun 5th 2021, 1:41 PM 45,329 Views 55 Comments

Over 53% of the adult population have received a first dose.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Menopause workplace policy for businesses to be developed, says health minister
# Supporting Women
# Supporting Women

Menopause workplace policy for businesses to be developed, says health minister

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:42 PM 24,570 Views 13 Comments

Women have recently shared their menopause experience on RTÉ’s Liveline.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines

Jun 1st 2021, 7:53 AM 47,919 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'

Updated May 27th 2021, 3:05 PM 41,400 Views 71 Comments
  • Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
  • Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
  • HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Minister told government will not continue to receive 'a blank cheque' for their Covid response
# Garda Powers
# Garda Powers

Minister told government will not continue to receive 'a blank cheque' for their Covid response

May 26th 2021, 6:54 PM 18,433 Views 14 Comments

A number of TDs have been critical of plans to extend Covid-19 emergency powers to November.

NPHET's view is the trajectory is positive towards the easing of restrictions, says health minister
# Easing Of Restrictions
# Easing Of Restrictions

NPHET's view is the trajectory is positive towards the easing of restrictions, says health minister

May 26th 2021, 5:25 PM 18,747 Views 13 Comments

NPHET has given a positive outlook to the further easing of restrictions in June and July

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