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‘We are yet to see the full impact of Covid-19 on Irish healthcare,’ says Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The health service needs to prepare for an “influx” of seriously ill cancer patients once the Covid-19 pandemic nears its end, an oncologist has warne(...)

Operation Fanacht on the roads this week: westbound traffic on the M4 between Leixlip and Maynooth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said something puzzling recently. He pointed out that Belgium took into account “hospitalisations, ICU capacity and . . . deaths(...)

Most adults believe education for under-fives is as important for children over the age of five. Photograph: Getty Images

The majority of Irish adults want the new Government to prioritise investment in childcare, a new survey shows. The Childcare Barometer, conducted on(...)

Sinn Féin was the most talked-about political party on Twitter and Mary Lou McDonald the most talked-about leader. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

Activity on Twitter mirrored general election voting as Sinn Féin was the most talked-about political party in tweets on polling day and Mary Lou McD(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Getty Images

The B-word barely figured as an election issue, despite Fine Gael’s best efforts during the campaign to make Brexit a critical talking point for voter(...)

 Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy: her seat is seen as the most vulnerable.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The results of the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, if reflected on polling day this Saturday, would mean significant seat losses for Fine (...)

Jack O Connor, Alan Kelly and Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Labour has launched a scathing attack on its former coalition partner Fine Gael, accusing the party of running a “dysfunctional, wasteful” Government.(...)

The exit poll is being conducted by Ipsos/MRBI among approximately 4,500 respondents at 160 polling stations in every constituency.

The Irish Times will publish an exit poll on Friday evening which will give the projected results of the presidential election and the referendum on b(...)

A member of the public holding a Yes placard in Fairview, Dublin as Ireland voted in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the Constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Iris(...)

Voters at a polling station in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Irish Times will publish a referendum exit poll later this evening which will give the projected results of the vote on the Eighth Amendment. Th(...)

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