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The recommendation comes as the number of Covid-19 cases rises while public health measures including serial testing have managed to prevent the spread of infection in nursing homes. Photograph: iStock

Nursing homes want an early warning system to alert them to localised outbreaks so they can take additional precautionary measures to prevent coronavi(...)

Ann Fitzpatrick, owner of St Theresa’s Nursing Home in Thurles: In the early days, it  was like ‘we were all going out to battle and some of us had greater armour than others’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ann Fitzpatrick remembers watching the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the world, and wreak havoc in nursing homes, throughout January and February. “(...)

Bishop-elect Martin Hayes on his appointment as Bishop of Kilmore at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim, Cavan. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The newest Catholic bishop in Ireland spent time working at California’s Silicon Valley in a previous life. In 1981 Fr Martin Hayes (60) graduated f(...)

Helen O’Donoghue: Her family were in wagons and tents next to a national school in west Dublin. No one asked why the children were not in school. Photograph: Alan Place

Helen O’Donoghue (51) was four when her father started molesting her. She was eight when he first raped her – at a bog near Thurles, Co Tipperary. Sh(...)

Fiona Kavanagh,  whose three opticians businesses in Thurles, Cashel and Athy will open on Monday after investment inn safety equipment for staff and customers.  Photograph:  Debbie Hickey

Electrical stores, opticians, motor dealers and garden centres are among the businesses re-opening their doors on Monday following weeks of enforced c(...)

A sign outside  a nursing home in Dublin urging people not to visit due to Covid-19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government should consider “matching” people made unemployed in the coronavirus pandemic with nursing homes battling outbreaks of infection with s(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said he was working on a best-case scenario of two to three months in which flights would be grounded and revenues would vanish. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Having triggered the wiping of more than $25 trillion off the value of public companies globally in the past five weeks as it wreaks havoc on health s(...)

Independent candidate Marese Skehan from Thurles was  found dead at her home on Monday.

Voting in the Tipperary constituency is likely to be delayed by “at least a couple of weeks” following the sudden death of independent candidate, Mare(...)

Amy Morrissey and Anna Ring demonstrate the effect of magnets on ants. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Ants are considered fiends when they cause infestations or revered as an essential part of nature, depending on your perspective. But two students fro(...)

The statue was damaged in June.

The Archbishop of Cashel Kieran O’Reilly has repeated his appeal for information which might lead to recovery of the head removed from a statue of a p(...)

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