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There will be ‘twists and turns’ associated with Covid in the weeks and months, the Taoiseach said

There will be “twists and turns” associated with Covid in the weeks and months ahead despite rising levels of vaccination, the Taoiseach has said. Sp(...)

Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Health, appearing before an Oireachtas committee

RTÉ has contacted the Department of Health asking that it correct the Oireachtas record following a fractious committee meeting. It is understood the(...)

Robert Watt, Secretary General of the Department of Health, set up a team in the department to examine the issues raised by the programme, which was supported by three independent barristers.  File photograph: Collins Photos

There is “no evidence” the Department of Health was “secretly compiling dossiers” on children with autism or “prying” on families who were involved in(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that while there will be a reduction in a coming shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, he is still expecting further large deliveries to come in May and June.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There will be no increase to the four-week gap between doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, despite Government expectations that the space be extended(...)

The slow cooker which was so full of promise finds a new home in a cupboard more impenetrable than the black hole at the centre of Messier 87

Our world is filled with gadgets and gizmos we bought thinking they would change our lives only for them to quickly prove to be be redundant. Here are(...)

Prof Gráinne Flannelly stood down as the head of CervicalCheck last week. Few public servants have had to walk the plank in such a fashion. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There was a belief, maybe a hope, that this controversy could not get any worse. But, of course, it did. Just over 24 hours after it emerged 162 wome(...)

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. Image: iStock

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. The figures on the number of claims made by(...)

The INMO said there were 483 patients awaiting admission to a hospital bed on trolleys  on Friday, down from nearly 600 on Thursday, and a record  677 on Wednesday

There were more than 2,400 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed at some stage since the start of the new year, nurses have said. While th(...)

River crossing on horseback in the Andes

I can predict the reaction now when I tell people I am a travel writer. Ah, that is so cool, do tell more, they say smiling. Then I tell them that (...)