Dr Audrey Whitty, head of collections, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discuss the pen used by Michael Collins to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 at the launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme, including funding for a major new project, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Glasnevin wall, which is intended to mark all of those who died between the Easter Rising in 1916 and the Civil War, should be finished, Tánaiste (...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar  launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 programme at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The forthcoming programme for the Decade of Centenaries will remember everybody who died in the Irish Revolution “irrespective of uniform”, Taoiseach (...)

A member of the Defence Forces meets passengers arriving in Dublin Airport who are subject to mandatory hotel quarantine. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) said it has identified “serious human rights difficulties” with the current mandatory hotel quarantine sy(...)

A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at a NHS vaccine centre that has been set up in the grounds of Epsom Racecourse  in Epsom, England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Vaccine uptake in Ireland will be driven more effectively by campaigns based on knowledge and consensus than by penalties and enforcement, the Nationa(...)

In May the group recommended against the use of cloth face masks, which was ultimately over-ruled. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

A group set up to provide independent scientific advice to the Government about Covid-19 has been stripped of its main function. Although the Expert (...)

The flu vaccine is free for those over 65, people with long-term health issues and children. Photograph: iStock

Facing into the winter flu season during a pandemic is a frightening prospect. The severity of the influenza viruses in circulation each year is alrea(...)

Kingston Mills, professor of experimental immunology at Trinity, said he ‘got no feedback from the document that was written’.

Members of a taskforce on Covid-19 testing have said that opportunities were lost earlier this year which would have “transformed the efficiency” of t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was shooed away from the chamber by the Ceann Comhairle while his question and answer session was still in full swing

The co-leader of the Social Democrats was taking a dim view. She addressed Leo Varadkar on his first day back after his Topless Taoiseach Picnic Shame(...)

Pedestrians and cyclists wear protective face masks as they travel through Dublin city centre. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

A Government adviser has expressed his frustration that Ireland is not taking an “easy win” in the battle against Covid-19 by making face masks mandat(...)

People wear a face masks at Leeds station, UK. Photorgraph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Scientific experts advising the Government on its Covid-19 response recommended against the use of cloth face masks by the public due to concerns over(...)

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