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Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Health, appearing before an Oireachtas committee

RTÉ has contacted the Department of Health asking that it correct the Oireachtas record following a fractious committee meeting. It is understood the(...)

Confronted by the prospect of hundreds of thousands of vaccines going to waste, the decision was taken to recommend sticking with an age-based rollout. File photograph: Sao Paulo State Government/AFP via Getty Images

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, those involved in Ireland’s vaccine rollout were scrambling to redraw the programme yet again. Confronted by the p(...)

Donnelly to consult with Niac over proposed changes in Covid-19 vaccine plan. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is to consult with the State’s vaccines watchdog over proposed changes in the national Covid-19 immunisation plan(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: No religious ethos can be imposed at the planned new maternity hospital that would impact on services. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There is no way that reproductive health services which the Government or Health Service Executive wants to provide at the planned new national matern(...)

Almost exactly a year ago Ireland stood on the edge of the first great reopening in this pandemic. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

For the third time we stand on the threshold of reopening. Let’s get it right this time Once again, freedom beckons. The targets have been hit –(...)

Sinn Féin said India is not on the ‘red list’ despite a ‘really worrying’ number of cases and deaths. But the country has been added to the list in Northern Ireland.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said he expects a recommendation on whether or not India should be added to the mandatory hotel quarantine li(...)

People undergoing mandatory hotel quarantine as part of Ireland’s Covid-19 response  arriving at  the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Health is “urgently” seeking extra staff to work on a new dedicated mandatory hotel quarantine (MHQ) team for up to a year, accordin(...)

The hotel quarantine system has ceased accepting any new bookings until Monday as it emerged the system was reaching capacity. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State’s public health team has expressed fresh concerns about Covid-19 variants and has called for action to ensure that people undergoing home qu(...)

The Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is open to considering offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 60 who specifically request it but a final decision will not be(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said ‘it was not a practice when I was minister for health of deliberately going out either to authorise the collection of data in respect of individual children or families’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it was not the practice when he was minister for health to “deliberately go out and authorise the collection of data(...)

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