News - Sam McConkey
Mandatory mask-wearing not necessary unless there is an 'immediate threat to life'
That's according to local infectious diseases expert, Sam McConkey.Aug 4, 2022 10:08
Monaghan professor believes Covid hospital numbers could drop below 100 within the next month
Sam McConkey says he's 'cautiously optimistic' given the current rate of decline.Apr 12, 2022 07:04
Local public health expert says easing of most covid restrictions 'right thing to do'
Professor Sam McConkey says the peak of Omicron has passed.Jan 24, 2022 07:01
Easing of restrictions welcomed by Professor McConkey and hospitality sector
Professor Sam McConkey says the Government must strengthen public health systems and learn to react quicker to future pandemics.Jan 21, 2022 13:01
Monaghan professor says basic measures are still most effective way to stop Covid
Sam McConkey says a new drug being developed in the USA to fight Covid-19 could be as important as the invention of penicillin almost 100 years ago.Oct 26, 2021 13:10
Covid restrictions to start to ease from next week
The Public Expenditure Minister has warned that while there's a lot of change coming, it's not risk free.Aug 30, 2021 16:08
Ugandan Olympian with Monaghan roots speaks of her joy of competing in Tokyo
Her mother is from Newbliss, and she's a niece of Infectious Disease Specialist, Professor Sam McConkey.Aug 6, 2021 14:08
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