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A file image of the Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Pavee Point has said the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is ‘the most pragmatic and practical arrangement’ for the Traveller community. Photograph: PA

There were 16 new Covid-19 outbreaks and 65 new cases of the disease in the Traveller community notified to the health service in the past week, accor(...)

Over 90 per cent of frontline healthcare workers have taken up the offer of vaccination, says the HSE

Healthcare staff who refuse to be vaccinated face redeployment under proposals being examined by the Health Service Executive. Staff who fail to con(...)

The funding model for homecare has been a subject of debate for several years. File photograph: iStock

The Department of Health has said it is continuing to work on a statutory scheme for the financing of home-support services but that no decision has b(...)

Meat-processing plants have reported some 3,000 cases during pandemic

Weekly rapid antigen testing can be deployed in meat-processing plants to limit the spread of Covid-19, the State’s health watchdog has recommended. (...)

Students attend Visconti High School in Rome on Monday, the first day of  reopening. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

Ireland was one of just three countries to have fully reopened face-to-face teaching for all primary and secondary school students by mid-April, accor(...)

The Hiqa inspection of the Dublin 7 care centre found ‘restrictive practices’. File photograph: iStock

A health inspector found “significant use of restrictive practices” at a Dublin disability care home including the use of CCTV cameras in resident apa(...)

Hiqa inspectors found the screening of patients arriving in the emergency department for Covid-19 did not take place until registration.

Thirty per cent of Covid-19 cases in Tallaght University Hospital were contracted there, according to a report critical of actions taken by the hospit(...)

Citywest  Vaccination Centre in Dublin: There was general consensus among members of the Covid-19 expert advisory group that mandatory vaccination ‘may not be appropriate as this may act as a deterrent’.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA

Mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers who refuse the Covid-19 vaccine may be considered in future but it would be the “most intrusive step”, a h(...)

Inspectors carried out a ‘risk inspection’ over three days at the Co Clare home in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, which noted the absence of a person in charge.

The management of a severe Covid-19 outbreak at a Co Clare nursing home during the third wave of the pandemic was “chaotic and disorganised”, the Stat(...)

A wider review by Saolta and Letterkenny University Hospital found that of 133 women diagnosed with endometrial cancer between 2010 and 2019, a total of 38 women had to wait longer than 100 days from initial referral to diagnosis. Image: Google Street View

The State’s health watchdog is to assess gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital to check changes have been made following a review of(...)

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