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#Stephen Donnelly

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 23 January, 2022

No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly
# Nphet
# Nphet

No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly

Sun 2:27 PM 19,753 Views 28 Comments

The Health Minister said that the Government is currently looking at a medium-term strategy for current Covid-19 protections, like vaccines and testing.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 21 January, 2022

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

Jan 21st 2022, 10:08 AM 5,509 Views 3 Comments

The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover
# Transvaginal Mesh
# Transvaginal Mesh

Vaginal mesh and Gardasil: Approval for general indemnity cover and product liability cover

Jan 19th 2022, 10:09 PM 69,582 Views 10 Comments

A proposal brought forward by Stephen Donnelly was approved by Cabinet today.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions

Updated Jan 18th 2022, 5:55 PM 72,800 Views 98 Comments

The EU Digital Covid Cert would be still needed for international travel in Europe.

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events From The42

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events

Jan 18th 2022, 4:17 PM 10,795 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Donnelly was speaking ahead of NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 14 January, 2022

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes

Jan 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 30,862 Views 11 Comments

The new, more relaxed regime is being put in place largely to alleviate staffing issues across the economy.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 13 January, 2022

People will be able to register their positive antigen test on the HSE website from tomorrow
# Antigen Test
# Antigen Test

People will be able to register their positive antigen test on the HSE website from tomorrow

Updated Jan 13th 2022, 5:45 PM 31,847 Views 40 Comments

People will be able to upload their close contacts through the online system.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO

Jan 12th 2022, 6:36 PM 21,681 Views 44 Comments

The HSE is to provide the health minister with details about the patient types included in the Covid hospitalisation numbers.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today

Jan 8th 2022, 1:15 PM 28,563 Views 203 Comments

Health authorities are encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 7 January, 2022

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action
# Sodium Valproate
# Sodium Valproate

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action

Jan 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 21,280 Views 3 Comments

The move in France comes as Irish families await a long-promised inquiry into the use of the drug here.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
# Interview
# Interview

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 35,394 Views 25 Comments

Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 31 December, 2021

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 90,249 Views 43 Comments

The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Over 200 organ transplants carried out despite 'extremely challenging' year for service
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Over 200 organ transplants carried out despite 'extremely challenging' year for service

Dec 29th 2021, 5:41 PM 8,829 Views 5 Comments

Ninety-nine donors were involved in the process – 64 people who had died and 35 living donors.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Boosters for over-30s from next week, first doses for children 5-11 from next month
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Boosters for over-30s from next week, first doses for children 5-11 from next month

Updated Dec 23rd 2021, 7:20 PM 51,781 Views 56 Comments
  • People aged 16 to 29 who received the Janssen vaccine will be entitled to a booster next week.
  • Over 106,000 booster jabs were administered yesterday
  • Everyone in Ireland over five will be entitled to a vaccine from next month.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists

Dec 21st 2021, 7:39 PM 33,584 Views 28 Comments

It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 17 December, 2021

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 19 December
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 19 December

Dec 17th 2021, 10:09 PM 24,291 Views 36 Comments

It comes after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said Digital Covid Certificates will be reissued in January to include booster vaccines.

Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed

Dec 17th 2021, 3:06 PM 18,051 Views 14 Comments

The rule was deferred for two days at the start of the month.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 1:44 PM 35,861 Views 74 Comments
  • The new guidance will be in place when the HSE updates its IT system
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the schedule for booster jabs is being revised
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for more GPs and pharmacists to get involved with the booster rollout

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 10 December, 2021

Free flu vaccine programme to be extended to people aged over 50
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Free flu vaccine programme to be extended to people aged over 50

Dec 10th 2021, 3:24 PM 13,147 Views 27 Comments

The expansion of the flu vaccine programme was announced by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly this afternoon

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Mandatory hotel quarantine signed back into law amid Omicron concerns
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Mandatory hotel quarantine signed back into law amid Omicron concerns

Dec 9th 2021, 3:33 PM 30,118 Views 12 Comments

The law allows for travellers who arrive in Ireland from specific named countries to have to stay in a hotel for 14 days.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers
# Extension To Powers
# Extension To Powers

Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers

Dec 8th 2021, 7:59 PM 15,899 Views 34 Comments

A number of politicians have said they are not prepared to sign off on giving ‘wide ranging powers’ to the health minister.

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 31,580 Views 90 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

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

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

Dec 1st 2021, 4:39 PM 87,517 Views 66 Comments

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

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 29 November, 2021

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland
# Omicron
# Omicron

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 1:27 PM 103,870 Views 122 Comments

The health minister also said plans to subsidise antigen tests have been scrapped because prices have dropped in recent weeks.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Expert rapid testing group proposed twice-weekly tests two months before NPHET recommendation
# Anitgen Testing
# Anitgen Testing

Expert rapid testing group proposed twice-weekly tests two months before NPHET recommendation

Nov 18th 2021, 9:30 PM 17,742 Views 17 Comments

The proposal was discussed by officials at a meeting two months ago.

'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 22,007 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.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Antigen tests will be free for schools and close contacts, but not the wider public
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Antigen tests will be free for schools and close contacts, but not the wider public

Nov 17th 2021, 8:55 AM 39,292 Views 65 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said that antigen tests may be subsidised, but not completely paid for, by the State.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Government looks to subsidise cost of antigen tests to help people buy them at a lower price
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

Government looks to subsidise cost of antigen tests to help people buy them at a lower price

Nov 13th 2021, 11:00 AM 28,902 Views 61 Comments

The minister wants the Government Covid Contingency Fund to cover the costs of rolling out antigen tests nationally.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 12 November, 2021

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 1:57 PM 58,266 Views 143 Comments

NPHET has asked the government to change its advice around a gradual return to workplaces.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Govt expects NPHET to formally advise work-from-home ‘where possible'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Govt expects NPHET to formally advise work-from-home ‘where possible'

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 8:41 PM 55,615 Views 42 Comments

Political sources indicate health officials will be sending out a strong message to keep the rate of infection lower.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates
# Covid-19 Entry Rules
# Covid-19 Entry Rules

Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates

Nov 7th 2021, 6:51 PM 44,225 Views 127 Comments

The Health Minister said venues not complying with the law are putting lives at risk.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 5 November, 2021

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?

Nov 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 75,903 Views 0 Comments
  • A TD made the claim this week, leading to the Minister for Health criticising the spread of 'anti-vax information'
  • We spoke to the author of the study referenced by the TD, who said the claim was incorrect
  • The study's results were complex and it's easy to see how messages became mixed around the findings, writes Brianna Parkins

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

No plan to reintroduce restrictions but Covid figures are 'very concerning', Donnelly says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No plan to reintroduce restrictions but Covid figures are 'very concerning', Donnelly says

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:21 PM 34,117 Views 68 Comments

Public health officials earlier today confirmed 3,726 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Coronavirus: 3,726 new cases confirmed as Ireland records highest daily figure since January
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 3,726 new cases confirmed as Ireland records highest daily figure since January

Nov 2nd 2021, 5:34 PM 127,036 Views 183 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the figure in the Dáil this evening.

Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'
# INMO
# INMO

Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'

Nov 2nd 2021, 4:19 PM 23,603 Views 33 Comments

Trade union representatives and opposition TDs said that paying student nurses was about securing the health service.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week
# Booster Shots
# Booster Shots

Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 9:05 PM 56,313 Views 30 Comments
  • Those aged between 60-69 will get their booster shot at a mass vaccination centre, while GPs will administer the jabs to those aged between 70 to 79.
  • Booster shots will only be given to a person six months after the date of their second dose of the vaccine.
  • The Irish Pharmacy Union said the decision to exclude community pharmacies from the campaign is 'illogical'

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 22 October, 2021

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022
# The Pill
# The Pill

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022

Oct 22nd 2021, 2:49 PM 10,497 Views 18 Comments

The scheme will cost between €18m to €22m.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 21 October, 2021

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'

Oct 21st 2021, 2:28 PM 12,365 Views 42 Comments

Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
# Booster Shots
# Booster Shots

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab

Oct 20th 2021, 3:59 PM 10,680 Views 12 Comments

The booster shots for the over 60s will begin ‘imminently’, said the minister.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses
# Vaccination Week
# Vaccination Week

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses

Oct 16th 2021, 12:35 PM 11,406 Views 5 Comments

The pop-up centres were established across 15 higher education sites two weeks ago as part of Vaccination Week.

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