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 The GAA Handball alley at Croke Park is being used as a HSE Covid test centre for the public. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some Covid-19 infections could be missed through poor technique when patients are being swabbed for a test, new Irish research suggests*. With Covid-(...)

The head of the Health Service Executive has warned the impact of Covid-19 on hospitals is as significant now as it was during the peak of the virus. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in most counties but the rate of increase generally is slowing, latest figures show. Yesterday, the incidence (...)

Boris Johnson listens to Ed Miliband attacking him with his best contemptuously sulky face. Photograph: Parliamentary Recording Unit/AFP

Image of the week: Johnson’s battering Monday was not the best of days, image-wise, for UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Even for a Monday, it was ba(...)

Chief executive Caoimhe de Barra said “the Covid crisis has profoundly changed Trócaire’s work. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Trócaire experienced “a slight dip in funding” in the year to February 2020, according to its annual report published today (tues). The Catholic Bisho(...)

Generation Covid: (from left) Jack o'Neill, Megan Atkinson and Daniel Airey


Trócaire teaching hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Somalia. Photograph: Trócaire

Trócaire has launched an urgent appeal for people to return donations from their Trócaire boxes online or over the phone. The charity said a 60 per c(...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

A woman walks past a wall mural featuring figures from popular culture supporting social distancing in Tallaght, Dublin, by artist Emmalene Blake. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

In 2008, the State’s financial position was zapped in an instant. Tax revenues, which were tied to property-related activity, vanished in a puff of sm(...)

Yvonne Cassidy at the beach at Fire Island, New York last summer.

I started to write this piece before, a few weeks ago. I was then writing about what it was like to be quarantined in New York, what the city felt lik(...)

These tips should keep you going for a while and help you stay informed. Illustration: Ouyang Xiaozhen

Social distancing is vital to preventing the spread of coronavirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It is also, as people across Ireland and the world are (...)

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