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Vaccine registration for 12-15 year olds to open next week

Registration for Covid-19 vaccines for 12-15 year olds is due to open next Thursday, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said. Confirming the move, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said in a tweet: “I’m encouraging parents and these young people to seek information from reliable sources such as the HSE website.” The next phase of…

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Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’

A ROADMAP for the further relaxation of Covid restrictions for hospitality in Ireland is to be drawn up, an industry representative has said. Representatives from the hospitality industry met with Government officials yesterday where they pushed for an end to the 11.30pm Covid-19 closing time rule from September onwards. Indoor dining is currently restricted to…

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The 8 at 8: Thursday

Updated 2 hours ago GOOD MORNING. Here’s all the news that you need to know about as you start your day. Zappone saga 1. In our main story today, reporter Céimin Burke outlines how the Katherine Zappone controversy played out over the past week.  Zappone announced yesterday that she will not take up the role of UN…

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US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines

THE UNITED STATES has rejected an appeal from the WHO for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots and for rich countries to focus instead on supplying poorer nations. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had urged the countries and companies controlling the supply of doses to change course immediately and prioritise less wealthy…

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