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# Stephen Donnelly

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Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it
The planned reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed until at least 19 July.
Couple who settled High Court actions in wrongful termination case want meeting with Health Minister
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
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
The hospital group has insisted that it will not sell the land on the Elm Park campus.
No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
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
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.
Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44
Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19
Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, defibrillators and PPE are among some of the equipment to be donated.
Minister for Health receives first Covid-19 vaccine dose
Over 53% of the adult population have received a first dose.
Menopause workplace policy for businesses to be developed, says health minister
Women have recently shared their menopause experience on RTÉ’s Liveline.
Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.
Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
The State had believed it would receive 470,000 Janssen doses but that is now looking, at best, more like 235,000.
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
Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions
Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
Minister told government will not continue to receive 'a blank cheque' for their Covid response
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
NPHET has given a positive outlook to the further easing of restrictions in June and July
Opposition parties say pushing out Covid-19 emergency powers to November is a step too far
Stephen Donnelly has said he will amend the law so that a three-month extension in November is the only one permitted.
North's political leaders to contact Taoiseach over lack of engagement on Covid-19
Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann said he has been unable to arrange a meeting with his Irish counterpart for two weeks.
Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.
Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
A decryption key was made available yesterday but Donnelly said “no ransom has been paid”.
Patient data from HSE hack has appeared on the dark net, Minister confirms
Stephen Donnelly said that it was “distasteful” that law firms were “licking their lips” at prospect of suing the State over the HSE cyber hack.
It is "clear" that data on some HSE servers has been encrypted, but that the full extent of this remains unknown.
The Dáil heard that a helpline will be set up for patients approached by someone with their leaked HSE details.
The Health Minister also accused some legal firms of "licking their lips" at the prospect of data privacy cases.
Patient receiving offer of medical procedure from abroad 'seems to align' with HSE hack, Dáil told
HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'
HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'
The health minister and Taoiseach have been among those fielding questions in the Dáil on the cyber attack today.
Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.
HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.
'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.
Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported
The head of the the Irish Pharmacy Union says no clarity has been given to pharmacists as to when they can administer the vaccine.
Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis
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.
Ambulance capacity to double as part of 'dedicated system' to vaccinate people who are housebound
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
The number of patients in hospital is at its lowest since 8 October.
No medical students have been hired as vaccinators, despite Minister saying they were giving jabs at vaccine centres
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
The Health Minister has followed the Tánaiste in saying he hopes all age cohorts will be able to receive the jab.
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
Pfizer to offer its Covid-19 vaccine to employees’ relatives in coming months
Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer
Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre
These two health policies are recommendations from the Women’s Health Taskforce, established by the Department of Health in September 2019.
Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
The law will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
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.
Tánaiste backs school catch-up plan for students during summer months
Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister
Donnelly said he asked about changing the plan due to a previous NIAC reccommendation.
Exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated people now in operation
It comes after an additional 16 countries were added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list.
Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.
69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
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
It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.
Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.
Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future
Several more countries were added to the list last week.
An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.
Five more walk-in Covid-19 testing sites to open tomorrow as positivity rate hovers at 2.6%
The first centres opened a number of weeks ago and are in place for a temporary period.