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More walk in test centres and antigen testing in schools were some of the topics discussed at a meeting about the spread of Covid-19 in Co. Donegal. The high rate is being contributed to some people not following public health guidelines at a local level as HSE data shows no…

The Health Minister has called a special meeting with the Chief Medical Officer and HSE over concerns about the rate of Covid-19 in Donegal. Stephen Donnelly says they’ll discuss what extra supports can be put in place in the county and that huge local efforts have already been made. Donegal…

Sligo/Leitrim Independent TD, Marian Harkin, has again raised the possibility of appointing someone to oversee the rollout of the vaccination programme. She raised the issue in the Dail where she said there is a lack of transparency and detailed planning of the rollout. Government opposition has been pressuring them to…

NPHET says the number of Covid-19 patients in hospital is growing ‘exponentially’.   The chairman of its modelling group says an average of 13 patients are being admitted every day.   Professor Philip Nolan says ICU admissions are also rising rapidly.   The total number of cases reached 40,000 last…

The Health Minister has played down any rift between NPHET and the government over implementing Covid restrictions.   That’s despite Tánaiste Leo Varadkar saying the proposals from Dr Tony Holohan were “not thought through”.   Every county in Ireland will enter level three restrictions from midnight tonight.   However, they…

Urgent action must be taken to address the huge deterioration of ambulance turnaround times over the past two years in Sligo and Donegal. That’s according to Leas Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher who’s comments come following information released by Fianna Fáil health spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly. An Ambulance turnaround…

A Donegal Sinn Fein TD says the Health Minister’s position is untenable. The party has confirmed it will table a motion of no confidence in Minister Simon Harris because of his handling of the National Children’s Hospital overruns. The Minister is due to apologise to the Dail this week, but…