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John McDonnell, 83, who has cancer, at the St Dominic’s Park Traveller site at Belcamp Lane, Darndale, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Johnny McDonnell (84) has prostate cancer and bone cancer, and lives in a caravan in Dublin with no running water. A resident of St Dominic’s Park, a(...)

The aim is  to vary the method of  testing done at each centre, so the system doesn’t become overdependent on one type of kit, which can cause delays.  Photograph: David Hecker/ Getty Images

Widespread testing for coronavirus is among the key pillars of the Government’s plan to slow the spread of the pandemic in Ireland. With a backlog of(...)

Noel Ebbs, chief executive of Lynk:  “What it means is that the consumer at home doesn’t need to go to the store and there is no particular contact. Everything will be done on credit card.”

One of the country’s taxi booking apps is introducing a new service for pick-ups and drop-offs to customers in an effort to maintain social distancing(...)

Refugees and asylum seekers with medical training may be able to assist in the coronavirus outbreak by ‘providing essential support’, The Irish Medical Organisation has said. File image: Stephane Mahe/Reuters.

Refugees and asylum seekers who trained as doctors and nurses in their home countries, but who are not registered to work in Ireland, may be able to p(...)

Close to 40 general practices have already signed up to use the new service

A new online portal that allows GPs and healthcare providers to treat people remotely so as to protect themselves from Covid-19 has gone live. The po(...)

The plea was issued on behalf of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology by the Irish Universities Association and the Technological Higher Education Association. Photograph: Getty

The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on soc(...)

The HSE’s national director of acute operations Liam Woods said anyone seeking information should phone 1850 24 1850 or to use www.hse.ie. Photograph: PA

The HSE’s national director of acute operations Liam Woods has asked members of the public not to call emergency numbers 999 or 112 seeking informatio(...)

A view of a Stewarts Care facility. File photograph: Eric Luke

Residents of a disability service are set to receive reimbursements which may total more than €1 million after a review into “inappropriate” spending (...)

Management at a Cork hospital, criticised by a judge for their admission policy after a teenage girl was assaulted in a room by a male patient, have c(...)

There are record levels of overcrowding at Cork University Hospital (CUH) on Friday with 73 patients on trolleys wiating for bed, nurses have said.  . Image: Google Street View

Overcrowding at Cork University Hospital (CUH) hit record levels on Friday, when 73 patients were counted waiting on trolleys and in wards for admissi(...)

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