No current plans for NPHET to be disbanded, says Donnelly

Source: The JournalSsunday 23 Jan 2022 The Health Minister said that the Government is currently looking at a medium-term strategy for current Covid-19 protections, like vaccines and testing. THERE ARE CURRENTLY no plans within Government to disband the National Public Health Emergency Team, says Health Minister Stephen Donnelly. Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week, Donnelly said … Read more

Nphet to consider mandatory vaccination, department preparing paper on legal and ethical aspects

irishtimes.com/news/politics/nphet-to-consider-mandatory-vaccination-department-preparing-paper-on-legal-and-ethical-aspects-1.4772521January 10, 2022 Ministers understood to favour removal of 8pm closing time for hospitality The State’s public health team is set to consider mandatory vaccination with a new paper being prepared by the Department of Health on the legal and ethical aspects of such a move. It has also emerged that some members of the … Read more

In a surprise move, Ireland’s Prime Minister announces most COVID restrictions will be lifted

theirishsentinel.com/2022/01/23/in-a-surprise-move-irelands-prime-minister-announces-most-covid-restrictions-will-be-liftedadmin Life Site News – Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin announced that most COVID restrictions will be lifted from tomorrow, Saturday, but his government has decided against scrapping vaccine travel certificates and mask mandates implemented in shops and on public transport. The decision to relax the rules has been welcomed across the political spectrum, but … Read more

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here’s what you need to know – 22 Jan 2022

AFTER NEARLY TWO years of pandemic restrictions, Ireland took a major step towards returning to normality this evening as the Government announced a plan for rolling back Covid measures. “Today is a good day,” the Taoiseach told the country this evening as he announced that almost all restrictions will be lifted at 6am tomorrow. If … Read more

Covid’s grip on Ireland: virus rises and falls

Vaccination programme is working, yet infections are spiking in counties with the highest uptake The county with the lowest incidence rate of new Covid-19 infections, Monaghan, has the lowest uptake of the vaccine, with nearly a fifth of the eligible population over 12 unvaccinated. Conversely, Waterford, which has the highest uptake of vaccines in the … Read more