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The Mater hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has designated the Mater hospital in Dublin and Cork University Hospital as the two major centres for the provision of trauma care in t(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking to the media at the INTO’s virtual annual congress which was broadcast from the Killashee Hotel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The removal of teachers from the vaccine priority queue is driven by science and is “not a value judgement on any profession”, Minister for Education (...)

Official figures provided by the HSE to Opposition politicians and to trade unions show that 33,082 initial doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and 18,308 second doses were attributed to a category identified as ‘null’. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty

More than 33,000 healthcare staff received doses of the Covid-19 vaccine without their specific category of employment being recorded. Official figur(...)

The Government is considering a push for an improved system of sharing unused vaccines in the EU. File photograph: Justin Tallis/PA Wire

The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, has admitted meeting the target of issuing 1.25 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of March is proving “very cha(...)

Proposals brought to the Cabinet by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will see access to this scheme effectively doubled. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The Government is to significantly expand access to medical cards for people with a terminal illness. At present medical cards are provided on a comp(...)

HSE says AstraZeneca vaccines to be administered to frontline healthcare workers as supplies arrive in the country. File photograph: iStock

The HSE on Friday set out new guidelines on the sequence in which healthcare workers should be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the weeks ahead. It sa(...)

GP Mary Behan administering the Moderna vaccine to GP Ellaheebuksh Muhammud Fardeen at a mass vaccination centre in Dublin on  January 16th. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

“It wasn’t a promise,” the Minister for Health told Claire Byrne on RTÉ last Wednesday. “It was heavily caveated,” he argued, when pushed about earlie(...)

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte said the vaccine supply chain situation was ‘dynamic’ and an ‘agile plan’ would have to be employed to react to  changes. File photograph: Alan Betson

The target to have every adult resident in the State inoculated against Covid-19 by September is contingent on existing commitments for the delivery o(...)

The Oireachtas health committee was told that no screening programme would pick up all potential cancer cases and none were designed to do so. Photograph: iStock

The CervicalCheck programme will not be able to catch up on the number of women who were unable to undergo screening this year due to the restrictions(...)

Many student nurses had to give up part-time positions as healthcare assistants to avoid the risk of cross-infection. Photograph: Paul Burns/Getty Images

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that student nurses who lost part-time jobs because of the Covid-19 crisis will be eligible for the(...)

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