Private nursing homes have accused the Government of undermining the sector with a plan to withdraw Covid funding for enhanced infection controls. Photograph: istock

Private nursing homes have accused the Government of undermining the sector with a plan to withdraw Covid funding for enhanced infection controls and (...)

The visits will be possible two weeks after full vaccination where 80 per cent of all residents and healthcare workers in the care home have been vaccinated.

Nursing home residents will be permitted to have two visits a week on compassionate grounds from March 22nd as care facilities benefit from the rollou(...)

A file image of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in a  fridge. The nationwide rollout of the  vaccine to nursing home residents and staff in the State will commence on January 11th. Photograph: Getty

The nationwide rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine to nursing home residents and staff will commence on January 11th with more than 70,000 people expected(...)

Restrictions on nursing homes are expected to be eased to allow residents have one scheduled visit a week in the run-up to Christmas, under new guidelines due to be published in the coming days. File image: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Restrictions on nursing homes are expected to be eased to allow residents have one scheduled visit a week in the run-up to Christmas, under new guidel(...)

Tadhg Daly, chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland: sector is  now “hyper-vigilant”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There are 170 nursing homes currently dealing with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19 among staff and residents, according to figures compiled b(...)

Tadhg Daly, chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland, who represent private and voluntary homes, said providers would ‘be very vigilant’ to the disease returning as visits resumed.  Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

There have been nearly 100 coronavirus cases in nursing homes reported in a two-week period across 25 different facilities, according to new figures p(...)

Nursing Homes Ireland chief executive, Tadhg Daly had a clear, simply-messaged story to tell when he appeared before the Dáil’s special Covid-19 committee on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty

At a meeting of the Dáil’s special Covid-19 committee on Tuesday, TDs heard that while the coronavirus pandemic took hold across Irish society, nursin(...)

Many nursing homes reported issues around the supply of PPE  for staff. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

It is “critical” that the experience of nursing home operators is taken onboard by an expert panel set up to examine how the Government responded to (...)

Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th 140 workers were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

A sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases related to outbreaks in meat processing plants in the past week has been described as “concerning” by (...)

Tom Mulholland (84) was one of the 23 residents in the care home who died in the past five weeks.

Testing delays and staff shortages exacerbated a major coronavirus outbreak in a privately run Dundalk nursing home, which has seen 23 residents die s(...)

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