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Ireland Becomes First Country in Europe to Introduce Second National Lockdown

The second lockdown, which will see a return to the 5km travel limit, will be in force until December 1. On Monday night, Taoiseach Micheal Martin announced that Ireland would…

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Ireland Braces for Level Five Restrictions Following NPHET Warning

Cabinet will today sign off on tighter measures for the entire country after NPHET advised a six week lockdown with the most severe restrictions. Cabinet will today sign off on…

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Face Masks: What The Data Says

The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough? When her Danish colleagues first suggested…

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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Issues Very Positive Update on COVID Situation in Dublin

Mr Donnelly said Level 3 restrictions ‘appear to be working’ in the capital The reproductive rate of coronavirus in Dublin is dropping, the Health Minister confirmed this afternoon. There was a huge…

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Health Minister Calls Level 3 ‘Very Serious’ and Speaks Out About Level 5 Possibility

Stephen Donnelly has said the government wants to avoid moving to harsher restrictions in the future, insisting the move to Level 3 is “a very serious thing”. The Health Minister was…

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Sweden Rejected Covid-19 Lockdown – Could Ireland Learn From its Maverick Approach?

Sweden was the only major European country to reject lockdown and leave most of its bars, restaurants and shops open during the Covid-19 crisis. Ireland took the least maverick route…

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‘Act now to prevent lockdown’, Irish PM warns

Action now can prevent the need for an “immediate comprehensive lockdown” in the Republic of Ireland, Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin has said. In a televised address, he confirmed that…

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Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,810 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Saturday…

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Ireland Updates as Cabinet Call Emergency Meeting Over Level Five Lockdown

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan returned to chair the meeting of health experts tonight Major changes and closures could be put in place across Ireland as the entire country…

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How Munster’s Pharmaceutical Industry is Responding to the Global Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine has led to a surge in pharmaceutical activity and recruitment across Munster, writes Aisling Kiernan The global search for Covid-19 treatments has resulted…

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Researchers Report First Case of Coronavirus Reinfection

The first case of someone being reinfected with coronavirus has been reported by researchers in Hong Kong. The findings could have significant implications for the development of vaccines and what…

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Public Asked to Re-double Efforts in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim in Fight Against Covid-19

Our communities across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for the past six months. We have all dealt with the very severe restrictions of the…

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YOUTH & COVID-19

IMPACTS ON JOBS, EDUCATION, RIGHTSAND MENTAL WELL-BEING The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives. Even before the onset of the crisis, the social and economic integration of…

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‘Let’s Get Moving Again’ Booklet Launch

HSE Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow & HSE Cork North/South Lee Community Healthcare in conjunction with the Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists have produced a “Let’s Get Moving Again”…

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Eli Lilly is Testing a Way to Prevent Covid-19 That’s Not a Vaccine

Nurses and patients in some US assisted living facilities will receive an antibody drug to prevent covid-19 infection, according to drug company Eli Lilly. The drug: Early in the coronavirus pandemic, companies searched…

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Face Masks: 20 Key Facts About Wearing Them Safely

The percentage of people in Ireland wearing face masks in public is quite low – far lower than the 83.4 per cent uptake reported in Italy. This is despite face masks…

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Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker: How Close Are We to a Vaccine

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than…

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Covid-19: Reports of Rape and Child Sex Abuse Rise Sharply During Pandemic

The number of people reporting experiences of rape and child sex abuse increased sharply during the first four months of the coronavirus pandemic, figures from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) show….

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One Million Downloads of COVID Tracker App in 48 hours

Figures from the HSE show that there have been one million downloads of the COVID Tracker App since it went live. The app, which was launched Tuesday, 7 July 2020…

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The COVID Tracker App is Now Available to Download

The Covid Tracker app will help in the fight against coronavirus. Download the COVID Tracker app HERE. We’ll protect your privacy, and you’ll help us protect everyone. Stay safe. Protect…

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