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In breaking with HSE protocols and giving 20 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to a private school in Co Wicklow in March, the Beacon Hospital dealt a serious blow to public faith in the equity of the programme. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In breaking with HSE protocols and giving 20 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to a private school in Co Wicklow in March, the Beacon Hospital dealt a seriou(...)

Beacon Hospital chief executive Michael Cullen (left) pictured in 2016 showing then minister for health Simon Harris around the hospital’s expanded endoscopy unit. Photograph: Eric Luke

On the afternoon of March 23rd staff at the vaccination centre at the private Beacon Hospital in Dublin made a decision to pierce five vials of the As(...)

The board of Beacon said on Monday it regretted that the incident happened but having considered the review it had determined it retained full confidence in its chief executive Michael Cullen.

The decision by the Beacon Hospital to provide vaccines to teachers at a school in Co Wicklow earlier this year was incorrect but was made in good fai(...)

The Beacon Hospital came under severe Government criticism for vaccinating 20 teachers and staff at the private Co Wicklow school attended by the children of its chief executive. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The lawyer investigating the misuse of coronavirus vaccines at the Beacon private hospital wants to talk to HSE officials, months after the health aut(...)

Cornelia Stuart is to investigate how vaccinations were administered at the Beacon and the oversights involved. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The vaccination of special school staff out of sequence this week should not have happened but was not comparable to workers at a private school recei(...)

 People arriving   at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, the State’s first hotel quarantine centre. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ten cases of Covid-19 have been detected among arrivals into the country who are being accommodated in hotel quarantine. The figures were confirmed(...)

Mater Hospital chairman David Begg said that his age and underlying health conditions put him in a very vulnerable category. Photograph: Frank Miller

Mater Hospital chairman David Begg said he received a Covid-19 vaccine from the hospital in the “very early stages” of the vaccination rollout but tha(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid said people were ‘generally waiting their turn’ for the vaccine and ‘where there are breaches we treat them seriously’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A further 18 deaths due to and 761 new cases of the virus were reported in the State by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday(...)

The hospital’s chief executive said the decision ‘was made under time pressure and with a view to ensuring that the vaccine did not go to waste’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Beacon Hospital chief executive Michael Cullen has been “caught red-handed and he must go”, People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy has told the Dáil. Mr(...)

John O’Dwyer, the chief executive of VHI, who received a Covid-19 vaccine at the Beacon Hospital. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The chief executive of the VHI has stepped aside from his position while the Board investigates “to establish the facts” after he received a Covid-19 (...)

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