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HSE chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry says the healthcare system is currently ‘overheated’. Photograph: iStock

A further 4,570 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State, bringing the total number of people infected in the Republic since the pandemic beg(...)

Those with underlying conditions account for four out of five admissions to ICU in wave four of the Covid pandemic. Photograph: iStock

The proportion of people dying of Covid-19 after being admitted to intensive care units declined by a third between the third and fourth waves of Covi(...)

The rollout of third Covid-19 vaccine doses to those aged between 60 and 80 will begin shortly after the plan is complete by the end of next week, Paul Reid has said. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty Images

The operational plan on booster shots for the 60-80 age group, approved by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, will be finalised by the end (...)

The recent rise in Covid-19 cases has led to uncertainty over whether the Government should proceed with plans to ease the majority of remaining pandemic restrictions from next Friday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The balance between high levels of vaccination and high levels of Covid-19 in the community has “tipped in the wrong direction” in the last 10 days, P(...)

Revealing accounts by some holdouts published by The Irish Times this week show that while some are confirmed sceptics, many are merely wary. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

Did you hear about the conservative talk show host in Florida who urged people not to give in to the “power trip libb loons” and say no to the vaccine(...)

The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the  Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A further 2,098 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State. As of 8am on Friday, 251 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised, of whom 52(...)

The seven-day average in Ireland is the equivalent of 1.19 per cent of the population receiving a dose on a daily basis. Photograph: iStock

Ireland now has one of the fastest vaccination rates in the world, according to the latest data. London-based not-for-profit organisation Our World i(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the policy will reduce illness, improve quality of life and ease pressure on the health service. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The stark impact of harm caused by drink was outlined by a hospital consultant who explained why she and her colleagues support the introduction of mi(...)

Dr Colm Henry of the HSE cites loneliness, malnutrition, late presentations with illnesses other than Covid, and breaks in screening services as part of the fallout from lockdown. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Modelling has shown there will be “a price to pay” for the lockdown in terms of increased mortality from cancer, the chief clinical officer with the H(...)

The rollout of the vaccine programme has significantly reduced the number of older people being infected with Covid-19. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

The rollout of vaccines has significantly reduced the number of older people becoming infected with Covid-19, figures from the Central Statistics Offi(...)

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