Varadkar plants seeds of hope for easing of restrictions
Taoiseach says the government will learn from other countries‘ experience but refuses to give details of what lifting the lockdown will entail
Leo Varadkar was paraphrasing Winston Churchill a few weeks ago when he said “never will so many ask so much of so few” while referring to the frontline health service staff battling Covid-19.
Since then, the success of the lockdown restrictions in general terms has resulted in less cases of the disease and, so far, the health system‘s emergency response appears to have coped well. Mistakes have been made. The crisis has had...
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Donnelly fears AstraZeneca may not deliver promised vaccines on time
Minister for Health admits concern after HSE misses last week’s target of 100,000 doses due to pharma company’s delay
Analysis: Lockdown fatigue grows but majority do not want to ease restrictions
Some 85 per cent of the public say current response to Covid-19 is either appropriate or does not go far enough
HSE reviews visitor ban and serial testing in nursing homes
With most staff and residents vaccinated, the health service is expected to make new proposals to Nphet for this sector
Colin Murphy: In law, we are closer to house arrest than a 5km limit
Covid-19 restrictions say you should not leave home at all ‘without reasonable excuse’ – a rule that‘s broader than it need be, is widely misunderstood and of dubious effectiveness