Health Minister visits North West

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly visited the Covid-19 vaccination centres at IT Sligo and the Covid-19 testing centre in Finisklin in County Sligo yesterday.


The Minister also paid a visit to the Carrick-on-Shannon vaccination and testing centres in County Leitrim.


Minister Donnelly thanked staff for their efforts in relation to the efforts throughout the pandemic.


The Sligo/ Leitrim area has one of the highest take up of vaccinations in the Country.


Sligo Leitrim TD Frank Feighan is a Minister of state at the Department of Health he says Minister Donnelly was anxious to acknowledge the efforts of the vaccination and Covid testing staff.



A roadmap to end Covid-19 restrictions will be discussed this afternoon when senior ministers and health officials meet.


It’s the first covid sub-committee meeting in weeks, and will form the basis of a plan set to be announced later this month.


It comes amid a warning from the Chief Medical Officer of a continued rise in covid hospital and ICU admissions.


1,861 cases were confirmed yesterday, 54 people are receiving intensive care, with Dr. Tony Holohan warning almost half of those are under 50 years of age.