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# Stephen Donnelly

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'Nothing was run by us before list was published': Some official vaccination centres claim deals haven't been finalised
The minister released a list of 37 locations for vaccination centres yesterday.
Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message
Dr Lorraine Doherty wrote on 21 December that the Covid-19 situation was “deteriorating”.
Nearly 85,000 people have received their two Covid-19 vaccine doses, latest figures show
The Covid-19 vaccines available require a two-dose schedule.
More than 230,000 vaccine doses administered in Ireland up to last Friday
The HSE has said that a further 29,000 vaccines will be administered this week.
'Negotiations ongoing' on zero VAT rate for newer period products like menstrual cups
A report launched today found that extensive research is required to examine the impact of period poverty in Ireland.
First 21,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrive into Ireland
The vaccine was authorized by the Minister for Health earlier this week
Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'
The Health Minister’s comments on television have been questioned by opposition politicians.
Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.
Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence
People in breach may be subject to a fine of €500.
'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.
Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000
Frontline healthcare workers have received 89,900 doses, including 76,100 first doses and 13,800 second doses.
Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces
The health minister said from this week, significant volumes of antigen tests are being deployed across healthcare settings.
Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month
The health minister said that delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine in March will be “considerably lower” than what was expected.
Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.
'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.
Health Minister seeks early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines
An early delivery would be sent to GPs and pharmacies to be ready for use when the vaccine approved.
Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?
This week, Health Mininister Stephen Donnelly denied the government had gone against public health advice.
Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.
'Sad milestone': More than 1,000 people now hospitalised with Covid-19
Paul Reid confirmed the figure on Twitter this morning.
'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.
'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year
Ninety donors were involved in the process – 62 people who had died and 28 living donors.
Cabinet to meet as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals hits seven-month high
Stephen Donnelly said ministers will consider current Level 5 restrictions in light of the data.
Pfizer-BioNtech's vaccine has just been authorised for use in Ireland, says health minister
The first doses will be administered in Ireland on 30 December.
Student nurses agree to 'guarded engagement' with review on pay and conditions proposed by government
The INMO said student nurses and midwives had “rightly given a cautious response” to the proposed reviews.
Northern Ireland needs 'extreme and robust' restrictions to halt spread of Covid-19, health minister warns
Images showed queues of ambulances outside hospitals in the North last night.
Ambulances were queuing to get into hospitals yesterday.
Hospital capacity was at 105% today.
43 patients were in emergency rooms this morning awaiting admission.
There have been calls for the Health Minister's resignation.
Boris Johnson says restrictions will ease across the UK for Christmas despite concerns
WHO urges families to wear face masks during Christmas gatherings
Covid-19 vaccination certificates 'under consideration' says health minister
Professor Brian MacCraith, chairperson of the task force, said the EU is currently considering a scheme across all member states.
The Covid-19 vaccination strategy has been announced - here's everything you need to know
Included within the plan are details on where people will be vaccinated and who’ll be administering the jabs.
Here's what'll happen when you go to get your Covid-19 vaccine
Rollout plan: First vaccines possible by end of year, universities could be used as mass vaccination centres
Rollout plan: First vaccines possible by end of year, universities could be used as mass vaccination centres
The plan was approved by Cabinet this morning.
The highest priority groups, those over the age of 65 in long-term care facilities and frontline healthcare workers in direct patient contact, will receive the vaccine first.
The vaccine will be administrated from long-term care facilities, hospitals, mass vaccination clinics, GP surgeries and community pharmacies.
First vaccinations could begin before the new year, if European authorities approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
Pfizer vaccine could be approved for use in Ireland next week as EMA brings forward meeting
Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans
Permanent medical cannabis delivery service to be established for Irish patients
The temporary service that was set up in April will now be made permanent.
Covid vaccines: Hubs to be set up as retired professionals may be asked to help with roll-out
The government’s vaccine task force is due to deliver its strategy for rolling out the vaccine today.
Student nurses motion was 'party politics' designed to make the 'government look bad', says Varadkar
A review on allowances is due by the end of the month.
Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan
The government announced details of its vaccine allocation strategy this afternoon.
Care home residents over the age of 65, frontline healthcare workers, and people over the age of 65 first in line to get vaccine
Government to outline wider strategy for vaccinating the Irish public with report due from task force this Friday
First Covid-19 vaccine recipient on island of Ireland says she hopes she made her daughter proud
Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis
Drivers of taxis are entitled to refuse carriage to somebody not wearing a face covering under new regulations.
Dance schools can facilitate individual dance training, minister says
Members from the performing arts sector of Ireland held a silent, socially distanced protest outside Leinster House today over the continued closure of businesses.
Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period
The Covid facilities will have to be fully resourced over the holidays, says the HSE.
Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine
Government will decide on who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first next week.
Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.
Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
The Cabinet is also due to be updated on the progress to date of the Government’s new task force on the delivery of vaccines.
People in nursing homes can have one visitor a week from 7 December
As part of new guidelines, visitors will be allowed at Levels 3 to 5 under compassionate grounds.
Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine by December 'unlikely'
Stephen Donnelly has said that a vaccine will likely be available in Ireland early in 2021.