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Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, at a Covid-19 update. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Deaths from coronavirus in nursing homes and other residential care facilities have risen to 819, or 61 per cent of all 1,339 Covid-19 deaths, the Dep(...)

Some 85 nurses and 120 healthcare assistants had been deployed as of last Friday, according to data released by the HSE to Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Getty

Neither private nor public medical staff have been redeployed to nursing homes at scale, new figures reveal, despite ongoing staffing difficulties in (...)

File image of St Mary’s Hospital, Phonix Park. Photograph: Eric Luke

Coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes have passed the 200-mark with the State’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan saying that there were now clus(...)

Azithromycin has produced positive outcomes in some cases of Covid-19, particularly where there has been pneumonia and respiratory failure. In other cases results have been inconclusive. Photograph: Getty Images

A drug being used to successfully manage Covid-19 patients in hospitals is being withheld from patients in the community, including in nursing homes. (...)

Entrance to St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park where between April 2nd and 17th,  11 residents  died, with  10  testing positive for Covid-19 and the 11th person  a suspected case. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Fifty days after nursing homes closed to visitors – with management acting themselves and not at the State’s direction – health officials are only now(...)

A sign in relation to Covid-19 stands at the entrance to a nursing home in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The neglect of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic crisis has had disastrous results. On February 28th, Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) which (...)

The group has complained that terms such as ‘elderly’, ‘seniors’, ‘pensioners’, ‘elders’ and ‘OAPs to describe older people are ‘stereotypical, ageist and disrespectful’. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A group of medical, healthcare and social care practitioners and advocates have criticised inappropriate language used by some media outlets in relati(...)

Nursing Homes Ireland said it needed clarity on the terms of the multimillion euro package announced by Government on April 4th. File photograph: Getty

Nursing Homes Ireland said the Government’s focus must be to ensure that Covid-19 does not enter any residential institutions where the virus has not (...)

Richard Quinlan, Chief Ambulance Officer for north Leinster and advanced paramedic, demonstrating how the test for coronavirus is performed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An additional 41 people have died from coronavirus in the Republic, it was confirmed by the Department of Health on Saturday. This brings to 571 the (...)

Latest figures show 196 nursing homes have coronavirus outbreaks of one case or more.

Six days before the first confirmed coronavirus death in the country, the national body representing private and voluntary nursing homes announced it (...)

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