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(...)

Dr Tony Holohan at a media briefing t his week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Department of Health on Friday night reported five additional deaths related to Covid-19 and 617 confirmed further cases of the disease, including(...)

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said it was ‘shocked by the decision of NPHET to recommend to Cabinet that all indoor dining close in Dublin for the next few weeks. Photograph: iStock

Pubs that serve food and restaurants will only be permitted to open in Dublin if they have outdoor dining facilities, or for takeaway services, under (...)

The Department of Education and the HSE are working on actions that they would take to investigate clusters in schools. Photograph: iStock

The HSE is planning to leave spare testing capacity within its weekly limit of 100,000 Covid-19 tests for cases in schools and will, if necessary, red(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A further 61 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported by State health officials but no new deaths. This brings to 27,969 the total number of ca(...)

The Government on Tuesday announced new restrictions to combat the spread of coronavirus after public health experts warned the Government of multiple and significant outbreaks associated with households, workplaces and social activities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There have been a further 54 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the State and two further deaths, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer, Dr Colm Henry, and Prof Philip Nolan at Thursday’s Covid -19 press conference. Photograph: Collins

No new deaths related to Covid-19 and an additional 20 cases of the disease were reported on Friday. There have now been 25,845 confirmed coronavirus(...)

Passengers arriving in Dublin Airport in early June. Air bridges may enable more Irish people to fly abroad this summer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Are we any closer to knowing if we will be able to travel overseas this summer? Maybe, but not much and things are still far from clear. “We wouldn’t (...)

From left to right: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Minister for Health, Simon Harris and chief medical offcier Dr Tony Holohan speaking on the update to the Government’s roadmap for Reopening Society and the economy on Friday. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Cabinet has approved plans to accelerate Ireland’s exit from restrictions put in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar s(...)

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