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One person complained he had told his tester he had asthma and might need to cough because he had recently changed inhalers, causing irritation to his throat. Photograph: Getty Images

Claims of rude testers, of not being allowed to cough and having to drive with windows open due to Covid-19 were among the complaints received from pe(...)

Mary Maher was the first women’s editor at The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to the the journalist, trade unionist and feminist activist Mary Maher, who has died at the age of 81. At The Irish Times, wh(...)

Tipperary born, groundbreaking scientist John Desmond Bernal Photograph: National Portrait Gallery, London

John Desmond Bernal’s pioneering use of X-ray crystallography led to him becoming a founding father of molecular biology. He published widely on the h(...)

The action has been taken by John O’Meara, whose partner of over 20 years, Michelle Batey, died on January 31st of this year after having contracted Covid-19.

The long-time partner of a woman who died from Covid-19 has brought a High Court challenge over the Minister for Social Protection’s refusal to grant (...)

Martina Mincica and Amanda O’Regan, from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, prepare to fly out of Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At Dublin Airport early on Monday morning Martina Mincica is excited to fly home to see family in Italy for the first time in nine months. Mincica (3(...)

Heidi Steffen of Iona Health Food Shop in Holywood, Co Down: ‘Now every item [from Britain] needs a customs declaration.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Heidi Steffen has run the Iona health shop in Holywood, Co Down for 35 years but has experienced some of the biggest changes in her business in the pa(...)

An inspection report said a dead mouse was noted underneath the chest freezer in the food preparation area at ABP Food Group in Bandon while another dead mouse was found underneath a freezer in the store room next to the kitchen. Photograph: Michael Blann/iStock

A factory canteen operated independently by a catering company in Co Cork was forced to close last month after a dead mouse was found underneath a fre(...)

The latest findings about Clonakilty Community Hospital  were contained in one of 53 inspection reports published by Hiqa that found non-compliance with regulations at 32 care facilities.  Photograph: Getty

Significant improvements were still required at a HSE-run Co Cork care home to segregate residents five months after a severe Covid-19 outbreak, a Sta(...)

St Gerard’s School on Thornhill Road, outside Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

St Gerard’s School in Bray, Co Wicklow, which was at the centre of controversy over the vaccination of teachers, has been affected by a Covid-19 (...)

Sixth year students at St Joseph’s CBS  in Nenagh  have been classified as close contacts and asked to self-isolate following a number of positive cases

About 200 secondary school students and teaching staff in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, are being screened for Covid-19 following an outbreak of the virus. T(...)

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