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Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said in his latest report that deaths involving Covid-19 remain ‘relatively stable’. Photograph: Collins

The number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital and in intensive care has dropped to their lowest levels in over eight months. There were 281 Covid-(...)

’Excluding nursing and midwifery from a panel ... shows a distant and unrealistic approach,’ says INMO deputy general secretary Edward Mathews. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It was a “mistake” for the Government not to include a nursing and midwifery representative on the newly formed Covid Advisory Group (CAG), the Irish (...)

Outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is to chair the newly formed Covid Advisory Group (CAG) announced on Friday evening. The 20-person(...)

The study  found that recorded Covid-19 deaths per million of the population in Ireland ‘remained consistently below the EU-27 average throughout the pandemic’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There were more than 2,000 excess deaths during the worst periods combined of Covid-19 in the Republic. The spring and early summer of 2020 and the w(...)

Each hospital will receive one announced inspection and one unannounced inspection from Hiqa staff. Photograph: iStock

Every public hospital in the State is to be inspected twice every three years as part of a new monitoring programme conducted by the Health Informatio(...)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan: According to Trinity College, the post of professor of public health strategy and leadership was ‘created with Dr Holohan in mind’. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil that he had “no hand, act or part” in the secondment of chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan to a professorship(...)

The women was one of 22 residents who died at Dealgan House during a severe outbreak in the first wave of the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

A Co Louth nursing home that endured one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks of the pandemic is being sued by the daughter of a woman who died from the vi(...)

Inspectors expressed concerns about the level of staffing saying that it was “difficult” to assess whether the staffing levels were adequate. Photograph: iStock

More than a quarter of nursing homes inspected in the latest round of regulatory checks by the State’s health service watchdog were found to be in bre(...)

The report, published on Wednesday, is one of 30 from the health watchdog on centres for adults with disabilities. Photograph: iStock

Staff at a home for disabled adults were “unable to contact managers, unable to take leave [and] left in very difficult circumstances” while residents(...)

According to figures compiled by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, there were 21 deaths related to Covid among healthcare workers in the State. They include HSE staff, locum, agency and contract workers, those in private nursing homes and cleaning staff.   Photograph: Getty Images

The State will pay €100,000 to the families of healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 during the pandemic under plans going to Cabinet on Tuesday. (...)

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