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 The HSE said on Thursday   there were 142 nursing home Covid-19 outbreaks and it was monitoring 103 closely as many residents await the  rollout of vaccines. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Bloomberg

Clarity is being urgently sought from State health officials on whether nursing home residents not infected by Covid-19 in significant outbreaks can (...)

Six residents have died in total at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois since the outbreak started on December 31st. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A nursing home group that has recorded six Covid-19 deaths in one of its homes has called on the Government to roll out Covid-19 vaccines in care home(...)

Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois. It detected the first Covid-19 infection on December 29th in a resident who had been discharged from hospital. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A Dublin nursing home is battling a Covid-19 outbreak that has infected 21 residents and five staff, and resulted in the deaths of two residents. El(...)

 Vera Finlay (80) at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

“Brutal!” Vera Finlay exclaims when asked how the latest ban on nursing home visits, imposed by the Government with the latest coronavirus Level 3 res(...)

Resident Vera Finlay (left) with staff members Elizabeth Devoy and Sharon Scully in the visitor hub at Droimnin nursing home in Stradbally, Co Laois

One of the country’s largest nursing home groups has expressed surprise that State health officials criticised private homes for introducing early vis(...)

Electric Picnic 2019. This year almost 70,000 people were expected to attend. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

This year’s Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, has been cancelled by its organisers due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement posted(...)

Revellers enjoying the music at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally last August. Photograph: Alan Betson

The managing director of Ireland’s largest concert promoter, MCD, remains “optimistic” that this year’s Electric Picnic festival will go ahead. Denis(...)

Delwyn Ledigan from Galway at the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage on Friday. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Weather conditions are set to improve as day two of Electric Picnic starts in Stradbally, Co Laois, on Saturday. Met Éireann said it will be bright in(...)

Sunny weather in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, earlier this week. The weekend is expected to be rainy and windy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for the western half of the country with persistent rain forecast throughout Friday. Between 25 and 50mm of(...)

Abandoned tents and rubbish litter a campsite after last year’s  Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Electric Picnic promoter Melvin Benn has said he is “appalled” by the number of festival-goers who leave their tents behind. Each year the main camps(...)

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