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A Mask Vendor getting ready to trade on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

HSE director general Paul Reid has said he was confident that if the public do all the basics of wearing masks, observing hand hygiene and practising (...)

 Gardaí  performing random vehicle checks amid coronavirus restrictions in the village of Muff, Co Donegal, on the border with Northern Ireland, in recent days. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ten more people in the State with coronavirus have died, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed, while there are 613 new confirme(...)

Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cases of Covid-19 among the over-65s continue to rise significantly, according to the latest figures. There were 162 cases in the over-65s during Sep(...)

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said it was ‘shocked by the decision of NPHET to recommend to Cabinet that all indoor dining close in Dublin for the next few weeks. Photograph: iStock

Pubs that serve food and restaurants will only be permitted to open in Dublin if they have outdoor dining facilities, or for takeaway services, under (...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, the acting chief medical officer, warned the Government that Dublin was a ‘disease reservoir’ that threatened the whole State. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Dublin is a “disease reservoir” for Covid-19 which threatens the whole country, the acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has warned. Dr Glynn (...)

From today, 200 people can attend an outdoor sports event as long as it takes place in a stadium with a capacity of at least 5,000. In Dublin however the figure is just 100.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Q So, what exactly is the story with this new roadmap? Can we go to a match now or what? A Well, we can and we can’t. Some of us can, most of us can’t(...)

The number of infections among older people has almost doubled. File photograph: The Irish Times

The number of Covid-19 cases in Dublin will double every 14 days unless the public makes urgent changes to behaviour, acting chief medical officer Dr (...)

Dr John Cuddihy, director of the  Health Protection Surveillance Centre. He said officials were seeing a “significant number of outbreaks” at present.  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There are nearly 400 active outbreaks of coronavirus in the country at present, according to officials from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.(...)

Eoin McGuire, age 8, in action during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camp at Greystones, Co Wicklow on Thursday. Acting chief medical officer Ronan Glynn said that in some circumstances parents would be permitted to watch their children’s sporting matches from the sidelines. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The lockdown of Laois and Offaly can be lifted but the restrictions in Kildare to stem the spread of coronavirus should continue, the National Public (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin arrives in Brussels on July 17th, 2020, as the leaders of the European Union hold their first face-to-face summit over a post-virus economic rescue plan. Photograph: John Thys/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Are we near the end of this seemingly endless crisis yet? The short and dispiriting answer is no, we are not even close to the end. There was definit(...)

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