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‘Loneliness and isolation are probably the main issues. We know that families are very important for people with mental health problems.’ Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 doesn’t just make people physically ill. It has also led to higher levels of anxiety and mental illness across Ireland. Combating it is no(...)

Dr Dermot Power, a consultant at the Mater Hospital in Dublin and a clinical adviser to Nursing Homes Ireland: ‘The virus hasn’t changed. The virus is still an untreatable cause of death in some people.’   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Nursing homes are better able to cope with coronavirus outbreaks than earlier in the year, but for frail, vulnerable and elderly residents Covid-19 re(...)

Sean Treacy’s body is moved, as caught by a Pathe film crew in Dublin

On October 14th, 1920 Sean Treacy, one of the most-wanted men in Ireland, was killed by a single shot to the head on Talbot Street in Dublin. He had (...)

People who wear face visors instead of masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 may be putting themselves at greater risk from the illness with older people particularly vulnerable, one of the State’s leading virologists has warned. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images)

People who wear face visors instead of masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 may be putting themselves at greater risk from the illness with older(...)

The former Fianna Fail minister for defence and Dublin TD Vincent Brady, pictured here in 2010, has died.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The former Fianna Fail minister for defence and Dublin TD Vincent Brady has died. Mr Brady was first elected to the Dáil for the constituency of Dub(...)

Dr Kevin Nolan from UCD using Schlieren imaging to illustrate the effectiveness of masks and how Covid-19 particles can move in the air. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The speed and distance which droplets carrying the Covid-19 virus travel and the impact face coverings have on its spread have been demonstrated by a (...)

‘There are currently 25 patients on the waiting list for lung transplant at the Mater,’ Prof Jim Egan said. File photograph:  Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

Eleven lung transplants have been carried out this year so far, which is considerably lower than last year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The(...)

Garda checkpoints are being rolled out in Co Donegal  ahead of the imposition of Level 3 restrictions at midnight.

Fears over more severe restrictions for other cities are growing tonight after the Government imposed Level 3 restrictions on colleges, which will see(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said we are facing a ‘winter like none of us have experienced before’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

It would be “unconscionable” for a healthcare worker not to get the flu vaccine this winter, given the threat posed by Covid-19, HSE chief executive P(...)

Siobhan Cullen told the documentary that before she died her mother told her, “I have the thirst of death on me”.   Photograph: RTE

The daughter of a women who died from Covid-19 has said it is a “horrific death” and she does not want to see anybody else die from it. Siobhan Cull(...)

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