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Irish company LetsGetChecked is developing its own coronavirus test that is designed to be carried out at home. Photograph: iStock

With more than four million cases and just under 300,000 deaths to date, the pressure created by the coronavirus pandemic is enormous. But Irish comp(...)

Due to coronavirus, individuals who die from the virus are placed in sealed body bags. File photograph: Getty

A hospital in the Midlands released the incorrect remains to the family of a loved one who had died, the HSE has confirmed. The incident, which occur(...)

Researcher Padraig Maher of the NUI Galway Inspire team demonstrates a new CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) hood developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding for 26 Covid-19 research projects following from “hundreds of ideas” by Ireland’s top scientists have been backed by the Government, as third-(...)

8.57pm: medical staff in full PPE stand outside the entrance to the triage tent at the emergency department of St Vincent’s University Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Times photographer Alan Betson spends a day with staff at St Vincent's hospital in Dublin as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic The p(...)

The 28-bed Maryborough Centre is in  St Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Photograph: Google Street

Eight residents in a Co Laois psychiatric centre have died from Covid-19 since the weekend. The HSE has confirmed that nine residents in the Maryboro(...)

William Howard Russell, the Dublin-born war correspondent, photographed in Crimea by Roger Fenton.

His epitaph in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral in London states: “The first and greatest war correspondent”. And while William Howard Russell, an Iri(...)

Prof Desmond Fitzgerald, president of UL, says it is likely the  campus will  be needed to assist health services. Photograph:  Alan Place

University of Limerick is likely to host a field hospital on its campus should health services become overwhelmed from the coronavirus pandemic over t(...)

Former US president Barack Obama in March   2013. Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Normal People by Irish author Sally Rooney was among Barack Obama’s favourite reads of 2019 alongside a book about the Troubles . He took to social m(...)

 Iraqi president Barham Salih  meeting Germany’s minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas in Baghdad on Saturday.  Handout photograph: EPA

Germany’s foreign minister will meet Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted Eur(...)

 Jurgen Mulsow, consultant surgeon at the Mater Hospital, his patient Siobhan Patchell, patient Kathleen Reid and  Prof Donal Brennan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

A procedure that uses a combination of surgery and chemotherapy is a “significant advancement” for women with ovarian cancer, according to a UCD profe(...)

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