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Funeral of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali in Newcastle, Co Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The world has now found out that Dr Syed Waqqar Ali, the eighth member of the Irish health service to die from Covid-19, is a hero, but his family had(...)

Dr Syed Waqqar Ali had been in the Mater Hospital’s intensive care unit in Dublin since contracting Covid-19 in April. Photograph: Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri/PA Wire

A doctor who was working at the Mater hospital in Dublin has died from coronavirus, three months after falling ill with the disease. Dr Syed Waqqar (...)

People who travel outside of Ireland will invalidate their travel insurance even if the country they visit is on the list. Photograph: iStock

Why is there such controversy in Ireland over the issuing of a green list? Publication of Ireland’s so-called “green list” of countries that are safe(...)

The Central Mental Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Residents of north and west Dublin and unemployed and unskilled workers were most likely to be admitted to psychiatric care last year, a report publis(...)

Helen and Brendan Dillon lived all their married life in Clontarf.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

 Chief operating officer Mairin Raffertyand founder and chief executive Dr Donal O’Shea of Deciphex. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Deciphex, an Irish tech company that develops software to accelerate the delivery of pathology services, has raised $6.2 million (€5.4 million) to fur(...)

Novi managing director  George O’Dowd and Welltel chief executive Ross Murray.

Communications provider Welltel has confirmed the acquisition of Kildare-based IT service provider Novi in a €3 million deal that will see the Dublin(...)

The increase has prompted the HPSC to resume counting outbreaks in private houses as a separate category. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of outbreaks of coronavirus in private houses has more than trebled in the space of a week, new figures show. By Thursday, there were 240 (...)

Alan O’Connor watches over his son, Glyn, in the Mater’s ICU. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

The Irish Times spends a day in Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, where patients and staff are working their way through the pandem(...)

People taking part in Darkness Into Light, in aid of Pieta House, in Skerries, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland is facing a “tsunami” of mental health problems due to the coronavirus pandemic, with early indications showing an increase in suicide and sel(...)

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