Vaccine Registration Portal

From Thursday 15 April, people aged 65 to 69 can register online for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. A PPS number, eircode, a mobile phone number and an email address are needed for registration. Alternatively people can call HSELive on 1850 24 1850 to register over the phone. To avoid delays or traffic issues on the…

Rapid Antigen Testing

Mary was delighted to participate in a pop up testing centre for Covisal rapid antigen tests last week. A scientific expert Group has recommended the use of rapid antigen testing for various sectors including sports, business and education. Rapid antigen testing combined with the vaccine roll-out brings real hope for a nearer easing to Covid…

Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update regarding vaccine deliveries & administration rollout: Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme strategy is to distribute all available vaccine as quickly as is operationally possible, prioritising those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. The programme is based on the principles of safety, effectiveness and fairness, with the objective of reducing severe…

Vaccine Rollout Update

Following a new safety alert received late on 13th March from Norway, and pending receipt of further information from the European Medicines Agency, on the precautionary principle the National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended a temporary deferral of the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca® in Ireland for the week commencing the 14th March 2021 (Sunday)….

Restrictions Update

Last night An Taoiseach made the difficult announcement to the nation that Level 5 restrictions would remain in place until April 5th. The decision to extend Level 5 restrictions is difficult and will have considerable impact on all parts of our economy and society. However we continue to have an unacceptably high level of disease…

Vaccines Update

Mary has recieved an update from the Minister on the vaccine rollout. The vaccination of those aged 85 and older started on Monday 15th of February, with 20,000 mRNA doses scheduled to be delivered this week as part of the roll-out to those aged 85 and older. It will be double that in following weeks….

Vaccine Centres Announced

Mary has received an update from the Minister for Health announcing the nationwide vaccine centres. In Dublin Central, TU campus at Grangegorman will be a centre, along with DCU in Santry, Aviva Stadium and Citywest Hotel & Convention centre. The 37 centres have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county….

Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update from the Department of Health on the vaccine rollout : Up to Sunday January 31st there has been 199,800 vaccines administered. 49,300 people have now been fully vaccinated, having received first and second doses.Following a recommendation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday January 29th , the European…

International Travel

Mary welcomed the announcement from Government to reduce travel into and out of the country to minimum, effectively banning travel from South Africa and Brazil due to concern over new variants. For more information on new travel measures click here.

Period Poverty

“Period Poverty” dis proportionally effects young and marginalised women. Mary co-signed The Free Provision of Period Products Bill proposed by Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee in Seanad Eireann to help address this issue. This Bill will ensure the provision of free period products to girls, women and trans people who need them. Once passed the Bill…