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 Dr Ronan Glynn said hotspots for the Delta variant can be found in Donegal, Limerick and Dublin, with incidence also increasing in Sligo, Limerick, Roscommon and Meath.  File photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times

A total of 600 new cases of Covid-19 were notified in the State on Monday evening with 64 patients in hospital and 16 in ICU. Chief medical officer(...)

Lakeland chief executive Michael Hanley: “We expect relatively stable dairy market conditions through 2021 albeit there are still significant challenges in our operating environment as we await the anticipated beneficial effect of worldwide vaccine initiatives.”

Lakeland Daires generated a record €1.09 billion in sales last year – up almost 6 per cent on the previous year – despite what it described as “the ma(...)

Nurses prepare vaccine jabs at the Lakeland Forum vaccination centre in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on March 12th. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

In the “worst-case scenario” the Northern Ireland vaccine schedule will be put back by four weeks, the head of the North’s vaccination programme Patri(...)

Northern Ireland Minister for Health Robin Swann said he had previously been clear that a confirmed case of the South African variant was ’inevitable’. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA WireN

The first cases of the South African variant of Covid-19 have been detected in Northern Ireland. The North’s Department of Health said on Tuesday th(...)

Of the total Covid-19 related deaths, 1,487 took place in hospital, 687  in care homes, 13 in hospices and 168 at residential addresses or other locations. File photograph: iStock

First Minister Arlene Foster has described how she has held a “very useful and constructive discussion” with representatives of AstraZeneca about the (...)

Health minister Robin Swann: some Covid restrictions in North may remain after extended lockdown ends on March 5th. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA Wire

The latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) show that there were 156 Covid-19 related deaths in the week up to(...)

Minister of Health Robin Swann and chief scientific officer Prof Ian Young address the media at a press conference in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

More than 100,000 Covid-19 vaccine jabs have been issued in Northern Ireland so far, the North’s Minister of Health has said. Robin Swann said 109,25(...)

 Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s health department plans to have up to one million people vaccinated against Covid-19 by the spring, senior officials said on Tuesday. The(...)

Over 11,280 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the past week in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of patients receiving Covid-19 treatment in Northern Ireland hospital could soon surpass 1,000, the North’s chief scientific officer Profe(...)

In the last seven days 84,981 Covid-19 tests were carried out across the country, which had a positivity rate of 3.5 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

The situation with Covid-19 is getting worse more rapidly than public health officials expected, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan warned on Frida(...)

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