Keith Swanick

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The Dáil was told that those vaccinated by the provider were ‘young people, 20s, 30s, 40s possibly’.

A childcare provider had all staff vaccinated in advance of their place in the rollout plan it has been claimed. Labour Party leader Alan Kelly said(...)

Lives Lost: Tommy Cawley 1949 -2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Blacksod Lighthouse on the Belmullet peninsula, Co Mayo. The Belmullet electoral area has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State. Photograph: iStock

Dr Keith Swanick’s car swings into the carpark of his modern, well-equipped family practice in Belmullet after yet another weekend house call – this t(...)

A local GP in a west of Ireland ‘hotspot’ has called for a nightly curfew. File photograph: Alan Betson

A local GP in a west of Ireland “hotspot” has called for a nightly curfew in order to curb a surge of local Covid-19 outbreaks in his community. Dr K(...)

Micheál Martin last month told his parliamentary party that a new government may not be formed until April. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil TDs are privately warning that Micheál Martin must assemble a government by the end of April or his leadership of the party will come unde(...)

 Fianna Fáil Senator Dr Keith Swanick. Photograph: Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil Senator Keith Swanick has announced he will not seek re-election to the Seanad. The Co Mayo-based GP said he wanted to “spend more qualit(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly secured the funding, separate from the HSE’s mental health budget, for community-based projects.Photograph: Eric Luke

A €3 million mental health fund to be launched next month will grant aid community organisations to help combat loneliness. Minister of State for Men(...)

Demand for prescriptions for inhalers and blood pressure drugs had increased, while patients on biologic medicines were concerned over supplies in pharmacies, the committee heard.

Irish patients have begun stockpiling drugs over fears of a disruptive Brexit, an Oireachtas committee has heard. This is despite official assurances(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan speaking to reporters when she launched the Laura Lynn Heroes ball which will take place on May 12th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ has said it has “established procedures” on how to deal with an employee or contractor who wants to seek public office, as broadcaster Miriam O’Ca(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan (left) after signing a warrant at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday granting a posthumous pardon for Myles Joyce in respect of his conviction for the 1882 Maamtrasna murder case. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said some of the names mentioned in the race to contest President Michael D Higgins “should not be taken ser(...)

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