Vaccine Rollout Update

Mary has received an update from the Minister of Health on the Vaccine Rollout. 143,000 vaccine doses have been administered up to January 24th. The vaccination of the third group in the Government’s Vaccine Allocation Strategy will begin in February. Under the Vaccine Allocation Strategy, people aged 70 and older will be vaccinated in the…

Vaccine Update

Mary welcomes the update from Minister Donnelly on the Vaccine rollout this week: Two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for use in the European Union and a decision is expected on a third later this month. On January 12th the Minister received Cabinet approval to opt into another large purchase of BioNTech Pfizer vaccines. The…

Travel Update into Ireland

From Saturday January 16th the following applies to all travellers into Ireland: PCR tests 72 hrs prior to arrival required for all passengers arriving to Ireland from Saturday. All passengers from UK and South Africa still must isolate for 14 days. Passengers from green and amber regions will not have to restrict their movements once…

Vaccine Update

Mary has received updated briefing note from the Government regarding the vaccine rollout: Over the past week (4th Jan 4 – 10th Jan), the vaccination programme was activated nationwide and the target of 35,000 people were vaccinated. Over the coming weeks, there will be an initial team of circa. 1700 vaccinators mobilised across the country…

Leaving Cert 2021

Mary has written to Minister Foley and the Taoiseach, on behalf of the Leaving Cert Class of 2021, asking that in the interest of fairness they be given the option of predictive grades for their Leaving Cert results.  Mary has been contacted by students, parents and teachers expressing concerns over the apparent fixed determination to…

Lockdown Childcare

NPHET has advised that preschool and afterschool childcare is safe to operate during level 5 lockdown however in an effort to reduce movement which spreads the virus only children of essential workers and vulnerable children should attend.  For more information on the definition of essential workers, vulnerable children and other related issues click HERE

The Community Call is part of the government’s ‘Keep Well’ programme to support mental and physical well-being. The Community Call will ensure the provision of the following services : Collection and delivery of food, essential household items, fuel, medication in line with guidance Transport to community testing centres, clinical Assessment Hubs, GP and hospital appointments…

Governments vaccine programme commenced in Dublin Central today in the Navan Road Community Nursing unit.  The priority is to vaccinate residents of long term care facilities and all staff caring for them first.  The next priority is all front line health care workers, public, private and voluntary.  This phase of the vaccination programme will be…

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

With Covid19 cases continuing to rise Mary welcomes reports that the HSE has commenced the first phase of a vaccination programme for Covid19.  The Covid19 vaccine programme is free, safe, effective and secure. The Covid19 vaccine will be first made available to our most vulnerable and those who care for them. The vaccination programme will…

Covid-19 Vaccine Strategy

Mary welcomed the announcement from Minister Donnelly this week of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, which outlines Ireland’s high-level plan for safe, effective and efficient vaccination of the population, while safeguarding continued provision of health and social care services. The National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, which was prepared by the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination,…