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Minister confirms updates to Covid-19 vaccination programme 

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has accepted new recommendations in relation to Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. 

HPV vaccine to be made available free to women...

The HPV vaccine is to be made available free to all women under 25 to reduce cervical cancer rates the Minister for Health has confirmed.

€100k for families of healthcare workers who died of Covid

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has secured Government approval for a scheme to make a tax-free payment of €100,000 to the estate of any healthcare worker who has died having contracted COVID-19 in the course of their work. 

Changes to self-isolation and restriction of movement rules

Following advice from the Chief Medical Officer, and, in light of the latest available evidence and international experience relating to COVID-19, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has announced changes to Ireland’s self-isolation and restriction of movement rules.

Medical card eligibility extended to terminally ill

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has secured Government approval to expand access to medical cards, making them available to all those who are terminally ill and have a prognosis of up to 24 months.
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