Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccination programme needs to be treated as a national emergency
Poor planning has beset Ireland’s fight against Covid-19 from the start, and we are still lacking
There is a very thin blue line of medical staff strung out across Ireland who are responsible for keeping people alive. They are under pressure every hour, working every minute, knowing that they are the only ones who can make a difference – who can save lives.
Outside their doors, it’s a different story. There is a swirl of indecision, mixed with delayed action and incoherent planning, all of which combines only to make the...
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Analysis: This may prove to be Ireland’s deadliest week of the pandemic
Daily deaths in Ireland have reached a record high but falling infection rates and increased vaccination give some cause for optimism
Comment: Welcome to the era of ‘pandemic pump politics’
There are lobby groups looking to get their members moved into the high priority vaccination groups, even if some of them are far from the front line
Foreign nurses prevented from coming to Ireland due to visa delays
Health staff from overseas who could relieve strain on under-pressure health system are being held up by new visa application process, according to a report