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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

#Stephen Donnelly

# stephen-donnelly - Yesterday’s News

'It's the 11th hour': Retailers concerned as deadline looms to separate out alcohol products in shops

A 12 November deadline has been set for retailers to adhere to the separation requirements from the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Donnelly says Covid protocols in meat factories had been working as NPHET advice on restrictions published

New restrictions on people in the counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly came into effect from today, and will remain in place for two weeks.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings

Face masks will become mandatory in all shops and retail centres from Monday.

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Health Minister says random testing at airports is to be introduced

Stephen Donnelly refused to be drawn on the impending decision on whether to allow pubs to reopen.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 31 July, 2020

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister

The Irish and Northern Irish contact-tracing apps can work together.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 24 July, 2020

Ireland's R number is now between 0.7 and 1.4, Health Minister says

Stephen Donnelly said public health officials are saying “we are going to have a second surge” based on worldwide evidence.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'

Donnelly also said that from a disease perspective, gastro pubs are seen as restaurants.

Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing

A number of significant announcements were made last night.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 10 July, 2020

National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday

Taoiseach Micheal Martin appealed to the contractor and those working on building the hospital to get back on site.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Ireland's Covid-19 tracker app reaches 1 million users

“The app wont make you immune to the virus but it can help to reduce the risk,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?

The app launched late last night.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July

The ‘green list’ is expected to be published on 20 July.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Temporary payments for extra Covid-19 nursing home costs extended

The scheme providing Covid-19 support payments was due to close on Tuesday but will now include July, August and September.

'Mixed messaging': Call for clarity on whether people should cancel holidays abroad

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said it is important to reopen the economy, “but not at the risk of another wave”.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 17 June, 2019

Dublin STI clinic struggles to cope due to lack of resources

The HSE has said that demand for the clinic’s service is beyond its capacity.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 14 June, 2019

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election

Fianna Fáil has said it won’t support a potential no-confidence motion in the health minister.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 8 February, 2019

'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly says progress has been slow with no serious capital investment.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 25 January, 2019

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly who called them “appalling and unacceptable”.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 19 October, 2018

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Fianna Fáil criticises Government after 92-year-old woman spends 25 hours on hospital chair

Gladys Cummins was in the geriatric ward of the Mater Hospital for over a day.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet

It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system

Politicians have said there are significant inaccuracies on the register.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments' Smear Tests This post contains videos

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 25 May, 2018

Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error'

The woman sent in all relevant documents by the deadline, but the council said she could not be added to the supplementary register.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 6 April, 2018

From The42 Commonwealth Games boxing champ claims he was bitten in opening fight Bit Of Bite

Commonwealth Games boxing champ claims he was bitten in opening fight

Elsewhere, Ballymena’s Stephen Donnelly got his Games off to a winning start in the middleweight division.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 9 October, 2017

Government accused of suppressing Brexit document as FF and FG trade barbs on Twitter

Fianna Fáil and Labour have called for the Revenue report on Brexit to be published.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 15 July, 2017

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Just one in four of Ireland's key Brexit positions have been filled so far

Only 13 of 50 new Brexit roles created at Irish State agencies have been recruited.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site 'by any means'

The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Third lane needed on N11 or Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown will begin to suffer, report finds

Any delay in road network improvements will ‘constrain growth’ and hinder productivity, finds Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil

Wickow TD Stephen Donnelly made the move to Fianna Fáil last week.

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