Some 71,600 first dose vaccinations have been administered in nursing homes and other long-term residential care facilities. Photograph: iStock

A Co Laois nursing home hit by a “horrendous” Covid-19 outbreak that led to the deaths of 17 residents in just 20 days was “through it now”, the healt(...)

 The HSE said on Thursday   there were 142 nursing home Covid-19 outbreaks and it was monitoring 103 closely as many residents await the  rollout of vaccines. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Bloomberg

Clarity is being urgently sought from State health officials on whether nursing home residents not infected by Covid-19 in significant outbreaks can (...)

Six residents have died in total at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois since the outbreak started on December 31st. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A nursing home group that has recorded six Covid-19 deaths in one of its homes has called on the Government to roll out Covid-19 vaccines in care home(...)

Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois. It detected the first Covid-19 infection on December 29th in a resident who had been discharged from hospital. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A Dublin nursing home is battling a Covid-19 outbreak that has infected 21 residents and five staff, and resulted in the deaths of two residents. El(...)