New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels

THE NUMBER OF patients being treated in Irish hospitals for Covid-19 rose slightly over the weekend, after reaching its lowest level since mid-December. Data published on the HSE’s Daily Operations website shows that there were 223 coronavirus patients in hospital at 8pm last night, an increase from 200 at the same time on Friday. However, … Read more

Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall

THE NUMBER OF patients being treated in Irish hospitals for Covid-19 has fallen to its lowest level since mid-December. Data published on the HSE’s Daily Operations website shows that there were 200 coronavirus patients in hospital at 8pm last night, with HSE CEO Paul Reid saying this morning that the figure had risen to 201. … Read more

34 further deaths across at least five months and 473 new cases confirmed in Ireland

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS have confirmed a further 473 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) reported that 34 more people have died with Covid-19. Of the deaths reported today 3 occurred in April, 4 occurred in March, 19 occurred in February, 5 occurred in January, and 3 occurred in December or earlier.  … Read more

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland

IRELAND’S VACCINE ROLLOUT has hit a new milestone, with more than one million doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered. The announcement was made today by the HSE.  HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it is expected that close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of the day, … Read more

Irishman who can’t come home for mother’s funeral questions ‘arbitrary’ decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

AN IRISH CITIZEN living in Puerto Rico has questioned why the country has been added to the ‘category 2′ list of places from which people arriving in Ireland must quarantine in a hotel. Questions have been raised in recent weeks as to why the US and certain EU countries are not on the list, despite … Read more

Nine deaths and 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS have confirmed a further 443 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has reported that nine more people have died with Covid-19. 3 of these deaths occurred in January, 2 in February, 3 in March and 1 in April. The latest figures bring the total number of … Read more

Vaccine passports would be ‘nightmare’ to put into law, UK expert warns

PUTTING VACCINE PASSPORTS into law would be a “nightmare” and require “enormous scrutiny”, an expert in the UK has warned. Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, told Times Radio today that while in general they were a good thing if they made people feel a bit safer and more people were vaccinated, … Read more