Dublin, Cork and Galway will be home to the three new hospitals being built to treat waiting list patients.
The State’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan has returned to work this week.
10 million Pfizer vaccines that were originally planned for the second half of the year will now be arriving in quarter 2. Ireland is set to receive approximately 110,000 of those doses.
The online payments giant, founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison is now valued at $95 billion after it secured an additional $600 million (€502 million) in investment.