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Sligo/Leitrim TD and Minister for Health and Wellbeing Frank Feighan says a new vaccine from U.S. pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson could be a major breakthrough in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus.   Johnson & Johnson has applied for authorisation for its vaccine to be used in the EU,…

A Donegal TD has criticised the locations of the national network of vaccination centres.   Independent TD, Thomas Pringle has highlighted that there was only one centre in Donegal – whereas the Wicklow constituency of Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has two centres.   Deputy Pringle says at least three centres…

There has been a significant decrease in the number of covid-19 cases detected in the north west.   Both Sligo and Leitrim reported 5 additional cases yesterday while the number of new cases in Donegal was less than 5.   Nationally there were 33 deaths confirmed yesterday from Covid-19 with…

A Sligo Councillor has called for the Community Employment Programme needs to be extended due to many schemes being curtailed last year with the Covid-19 restrictions.   The programme aims to help people who are long term unemployed to get back to work by offering part time and temporary placements…

The Department of Health have reported 821 additional cases of Covid-19 in their latest figures.   There were no additional deaths in yesterday’s figures.   29 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Donegal. There were 10 in Sligo and 5 in Leitrim.   175,238 have now received their first…

788 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed and 17 more patients with the virus have died. Of these cases, 9 were recorded in Donegal, 5 in Sligo and less than 5 in Leitrim. As of 6.30pm Sunday evening, there were no critical care beds available in both Sligo and Letterkenny…

The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 population remains above the national average of 299.6 in two Local Electoral Areas in the north west. The latest daily figures show 8 new cases were recorded in Sligo, 17 in Donegal and less than 5 in Leitrim. The 14 day rate, accurate…