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#Stephen Donnelly

# stephen-donnelly - Yesterday’s News

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
# Maternity Measures
# Maternity Measures

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'

Thu 5:05 PM 9,728 Views 1 Comment

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions

Wed 4:44 PM 13,867 Views 15 Comments

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported
# Pharmacists
# Pharmacists

Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 7:51 AM 30,901 Views 54 Comments

The head of the the Irish Pharmacy Union says no clarity has been given to pharmacists as to when they can administer the vaccine.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 26 April, 2021

Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis
# Covid19 Outbreak
# Covid19 Outbreak

Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis

Apr 26th 2021, 4:00 PM 24,387 Views 32 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the aid package as part of the co-ordinated EU response, as cases in India passed 350,000 a day.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 23 April, 2021

Ambulance capacity to double as part of 'dedicated system' to vaccinate people who are housebound
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Ambulance capacity to double as part of 'dedicated system' to vaccinate people who are housebound

Apr 23rd 2021, 9:16 PM 10,483 Views 15 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that the National Ambulance Service capacity would be doubled as part of this.

Covid-19: Hospital numbers at lowest level since early October as 13 new walk-in test centres to open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid-19: Hospital numbers at lowest level since early October as 13 new walk-in test centres to open

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:19 PM 28,205 Views 44 Comments

The number of patients in hospital is at its lowest since 8 October.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 22 April, 2021

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres

Apr 22nd 2021, 4:57 PM 25,433 Views 20 Comments

The health minister said last month that he had met students administering vaccines.

No Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision until next week but Donnelly 'hopes' for all clear
# Single-shot Jab
# Single-shot Jab

No Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision until next week but Donnelly 'hopes' for all clear

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:31 PM 18,027 Views 45 Comments
  • Minister echoes Tánaiste's hopes that vaccine can be used for all adult age groups
  • Single-dose J&J vaccine seen as key to Ireland's vaccine effort
  • Advice on travel from India expected this week due to variant concern
  • Housebound vaccinations may also be carried out by GPs and pharmacists

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre
# Women's Healthcare
# Women's Healthcare

Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre

Apr 21st 2021, 10:34 PM 26,556 Views 25 Comments

These two health policies are recommendations from the Women’s Health Taskforce, established by the Department of Health in September 2019.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer

Apr 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,887 Views 35 Comments
  • The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
  • While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
  • Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 18 April, 2021

No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister

Apr 18th 2021, 2:06 PM 33,322 Views 62 Comments

Donnelly said he asked about changing the plan due to a previous NIAC reccommendation.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated people now in operation
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated people now in operation

Apr 17th 2021, 4:07 PM 28,062 Views 25 Comments

It comes after an additional 16 countries were added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# Starting Now
# Starting Now

Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning

Apr 15th 2021, 4:00 AM 23,440 Views 35 Comments

Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 7:15 PM 98,034 Views 87 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,885 Views 59 Comments

It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 9:20 PM 60,976 Views 129 Comments

No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 12 April, 2021

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future

Apr 12th 2021, 9:35 AM 24,836 Views 71 Comments

Several more countries were added to the list last week.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 10 April, 2021

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
# Analysis
# Analysis

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 36,036 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 9 April, 2021

Five more walk-in Covid-19 testing sites to open tomorrow as positivity rate hovers at 2.6%
# Asymptomatic
# Asymptomatic

Five more walk-in Covid-19 testing sites to open tomorrow as positivity rate hovers at 2.6%

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 3:22 PM 45,321 Views 52 Comments

The first centres opened a number of weeks ago and are in place for a temporary period.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly
# Dublin And Wicklow
# Dublin And Wicklow

Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly

Apr 7th 2021, 4:23 PM 61,234 Views 110 Comments

Teachers and SNAs in Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East received vaccines yesterday.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 5 April, 2021

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
# Travel
# Travel

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,578 Views 65 Comments

One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 2 April, 2021

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:37 PM 27,297 Views 12 Comments

The easing of maternity hospital restrictions was not included in the government’s roadmap for reopening the country.

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'

Apr 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 34,232 Views 122 Comments

The decision to overhaul the vaccine plan has sparked anger from teachers who expected to be vaccinated sooner.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 1 April, 2021

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova

Apr 1st 2021, 9:02 PM 75,466 Views 146 Comments

People arriving from these countries from 6 April will need to pre-book hotel quarantine.

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential
# Children's Shoes
# Children's Shoes

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential

Apr 1st 2021, 6:22 PM 22,058 Views 28 Comments

One store has booked in 240 appointments already.

Rapid testing 'could be deployed in all schools by September 2021'
# Expert Group Report
# Expert Group Report

Rapid testing 'could be deployed in all schools by September 2021'

Apr 1st 2021, 4:42 PM 17,448 Views 28 Comments

Antigen testing is not yet recommended as a requirement to enter restaurants or other leisure activities.

Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste

Apr 1st 2021, 2:35 PM 46,537 Views 127 Comments

A delivery of 112,000 vaccines were delivered last night, said Varadkar.

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,478 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

Health minister signs approval for Janssen vaccine as 272 patients in hospital with Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health minister signs approval for Janssen vaccine as 272 patients in hospital with Covid-19

Apr 1st 2021, 8:55 AM 39,081 Views 47 Comments

The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week
# Community Testing
# Community Testing

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 6:10 PM 64,476 Views 47 Comments

Three of the centres are opening tomorrow.

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
# General Public
# General Public

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 33,743 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

Covid cases could hit 2,000 a day in four weeks, NPHET told government ahead of reopening announcement
# Warning
# Warning

Covid cases could hit 2,000 a day in four weeks, NPHET told government ahead of reopening announcement

Mar 31st 2021, 1:28 PM 45,590 Views 123 Comments

“Unfortunately, the significant ‘headroom’ that was available last summer when case counts were very low isn’t available now.”

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 26 March, 2021

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:22 PM 194,662 Views 462 Comments
  • The Dublin hospital gave "leftover vaccines" to 20 teachers and staff from St Gerard's Catholic school in Bray.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid said the incident is "extremely annoying" and "extremely frustrating for the public".
Taoiseach requests review into Health Department's gathering of dossiers on children with autism
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

Taoiseach requests review into Health Department's gathering of dossiers on children with autism

Mar 26th 2021, 2:53 PM 14,219 Views 29 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly the Taoiseach’s “belated” call for a policy review will not answer the ‘why’ of the issue.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Explainer: 26 bookings made so far today for mandatory hotel quarantine. Here's what you need to know
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

Explainer: 26 bookings made so far today for mandatory hotel quarantine. Here's what you need to know

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:41 PM 41,362 Views 52 Comments

As of 7 March, 4,172 people have flown in from Category 2 high risk countries.

Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates
# Pcr Testing
# Pcr Testing

Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:23 PM 28,234 Views 25 Comments

“We’re targeting the virus where we know it is,” the health minister said.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 11 March, 2021

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 4:30 PM 55,659 Views 75 Comments

Earlier the health minister said that over a seven-day period last week, the company revised down deliveries “at the very last minute, three times”.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments

Mar 4th 2021, 3:20 PM 13,714 Views 16 Comments

30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday

Mar 2nd 2021, 5:06 PM 23,328 Views 79 Comments

Stephen Donnelly is appearing before the Oireachtas Health Committee to answer questions from TDs.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Feb 25th 2021, 1:12 PM 18,158 Views 54 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

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