Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photograph: PA

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan has raised the prospect of a further easing of coronavirus restrictions, saying such steps “may not be far away” as(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.  File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A concerning increase in recent Covid-19 infections driven by the Delta variant indicates a fourth wave of the pandemic is now beginning in Ireland, t(...)

Last January, at the peak of the third wave of the pandemic, more than 2,000 people were hospitalised with coronavirus.

A further 319 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the State. The Department of Health on Friday said there were 60 Covid-19 patients in hospital wit(...)

The Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel, one of several hotels which are be used for mandatory Covid-19 quarantine for travellers from certain countries. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine has gone live and is set to cost travellers nearly €1,900 per person for a 12-night stay package, th(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health and Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group a Covid -19 update on Thursday. Phtograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 23 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Friday. Two of the deaths occurred in (...)

The Helix mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in DCU. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Ireland’s nursing homes is almost complete with the scheme now expanded to included congregat(...)

Shoppers in Dublin city centre on  New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 9,000 additional coronavirus cases are expected to be reported in the coming days as positivity rates exceed 20 per cent, the National Publi(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, cchair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group: ‘On the 28th of December there were 2,000 positive tests and the 29th of December there was almost 3,000.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in recent days is under-reported by an estimated 4,000, due to delays in recording positive test results on (...)

The only surviving subgroup is the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory group, chaired by Prof Philip Nolan. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Department of Health has closed down virtually all of the subgroups advising the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) and “realigned” the(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has asked the public to change their behaviours so “we can make Level 3 work, protect lives and livelihoods” and stop Covid-1(...)

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