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.

Mary supports the Minister’s announcement today that the Local Authority mortgage break will be extended. Additionally the deadline for applying for a Local Authority mortgage payment break has been extended until 31st March 2021 to provide for borrowers who may yet suffer setbacks in the coming months. There is a simplified application process in place to allow…

Vaccine Rollout Update

Mary has received an update from the Minister of Health on the Vaccine Rollout. The total cumulative number of vaccines administered up to January 27th is 161,500 vaccines. Of those, 71,600 vaccines were administered to people in long-term residential care facilities and a further 89,900 were given to healthcare workers, some of whom (76,100) have…

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