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(...)

Terence MacSwiney

Cork City Council honoured its martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney this week at a special meeting to mark the 100th anniversa(...)

Dr Maurice Manning, chair of the Expert Advisory Group, and Catherine Heaney, chair of National Museum of Ireland, at the opening of the Irish Wars Gallery 1919-1923 exhibition at the  museum  in Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Politicians have been told it “will be a shame, and shameful” if the tolerance that has marked the Decade of Commemorations is lost following the cont(...)

May 1921: Lord John Denton Pinkstone French inspecting the Royal Irish Constabulary. Hundreds of RIC members were killed during the War of Independence. Photograph: Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty

In September the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan became the first government minister to attend a commemoration service for the Royal Irish Cons(...)

A man is led away past a police waterwagon after he was injured during the police baton charge during a civil rights march on October 5th, 1968. Many believe this was the start of the Troubles.

It is perhaps unsurprising that in Ireland the most sustained period of intense violence in modern Irish history is universally known by the neutral, (...)

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