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The ransomware attack on the HSE on Friday morning caused major disruption as it required a shutdown of all IT systems. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has said the cyber attacks on the State’s health services are “despicable crimes” and “no effort is being spared” to resume medical ser(...)

The cyberattack, which began on Friday by a criminal gang, has seen health service data encrypted and possibly stolen. Photograph: Alan Betson

The biggest risk the Health Service Executive is facing as a result of the cyberattack that began on Friday is that its core patient management system(...)

The offices of the Department of Health on Lower Baggot Street in Dubliny. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times.

The Department of Health has been targeted in a cyberattack similar to that in recent days on the Health Service Executive (HSE), prompting the shutti(...)

People who have booked a Covid-19 test already are advised to go to their appointment as scheduled. File photograph: iStock

Thousands of procedures, appointments and scans scheduled for patients this week have been cancelled as a result of the biggest cybercrime attack seen(...)

Among housebound patients, 2,400 have received a first dose and 1,000 a second dose. File photograph: Getty

Up to 280,000 people will be immunised against coronavirus next week as the State’s vaccine rollout accelerates. About 250,000 doses are being admini(...)

The letter has requested maternity hospitals fill out a form stating they are in compliance with new guidelines on visiting hospital settings which were released by the HSE on April 30th. File photograph: iStock

The HSE has written to the State’s 19 maternity hospitals telling them it is time to lift restrictions on visiting partners. HSE chief clinical offi(...)

A total of 26 extra acute oncology nurses have been recruited to reduce the need for cancer patients to attend emergency departments. File photograph: Getty

The level of activity in cancer services is “extraordinary” at present as hospitals seek to catch up following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to HSE(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid and HSE chief operations officer Anne O’Connor are pictured at Dr Steevens’ Hospital during a weekly media briefing on the State’s Covid-19 response. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The HSE is planning to administer between 220,000 and 240,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines next week as more mass inoculation centres open, its chief ex(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.

Restricting the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine would “significantly” affect the rollout of the State’s vaccine programme, HSE ch(...)

Every adult in the State is to have been offered a vaccine by the end of September, said the Minister for Health. File photograph: Getty

The coronavirus situation is at a “real tipping point” as the benefit of vaccinations against higher case numbers will not be felt for another six to (...)

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