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# Stephen Donnelly

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Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
Over 200 organ transplants carried out despite 'extremely challenging' year for service
Boosters for over-30s from next week, first doses for children 5-11 from next month
Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 19 December
Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed
HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
Free flu vaccine programme to be extended to people aged over 50
Mandatory hotel quarantine signed back into law amid Omicron concerns
Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers
Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland
Expert rapid testing group proposed twice-weekly tests two months before NPHET recommendation
'Marginal' change in people's behaviour will bring Covid-19 'under control', Nolan says
Antigen tests will be free for schools and close contacts, but not the wider public
Government looks to subsidise cost of antigen tests to help people buy them at a lower price
Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home
Govt expects NPHET to formally advise work-from-home ‘where possible'
Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates
FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?
Did a study show a vaccinated person is every bit as likely to transmit Covid as an unvaccinated person? We test a claim made in the Dáil by Wexford TD Verona Murphy.
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
No plan to reintroduce restrictions but Covid figures are 'very concerning', Donnelly says
Coronavirus: 3,726 new cases confirmed as Ireland records highest daily figure since January
Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'
Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week
Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022
State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses
Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'
Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly
'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
Free contraception to be made available for young women
Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’
Protesters take calls for end to maternity restrictions to gates of Leinster House
Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022
Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them
Non-EU doctors in Ireland to get more access to specialist training after pandemic campaign
Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister