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The vast majority of Covid restrictions will end at 6am tomorrow morning under plans gone to the Cabinet this afternoon. That will include the curfew on hospitality, capacity limits at live events and sports fixtures and the end of social distancing. Covid passes won’t be required for access to hospitality…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says a patient that had to be treated on the floor of an ambulance recently highlights the understaffing and under resourcing of the ambulance service. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry is to raise the issue with Minister of Health, Stephen Donnelly in the Dail. He says the…

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…