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The walk-in clinics are operating on Monday for Dose 1 and 2 and booster vaccines for healthcare workers, pregnant women and people aged over 40. Photograph: The Irish Times

Almost half of coronavirus swabs reported on Monday came back as positive amid increased demand for virus testing. It comes as another 6,735 infectio(...)

Walk-in clinics will continue this week in a bid to give the booster vaccine to as many as possible, says the head of the HSE’s vaccination campaign. Photograph: iStock

In an acceleration of the booster vaccine rollout, 23 vaccine centres are open for walk-ins without appointments on Monday, while more centres are exp(...)

Ciara Reynolds  at Eslin Bridge near Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim where she lives at the family home. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Ciara Reynolds and two of her sisters recently moved back in with their parents in Eslin Bridge, Co Leitrim, part of a wave of people who have headed (...)

  Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim: rental accommodation is sparse in the county. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When the notice from the letting agent came last month, Shane was devastated. His rent for a three-bedroom (“if you count the tiny box room”) house in(...)

Carole Coleman

Diaries are often a more reliable witness to history than any retrospective analysis of events, capturing as they do the immediacy of people’s feeling(...)

Without question, the Leitrim lakeside town of Drumshanbo has gone through a series of pronounced iterations over the decades. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Drumshanbo used to be synonymous with the Poor Clares,” says Fr Frankie Murray. “And then with Charlie McGettigan. And now, it’s Gunpowder Gin.” Mc(...)

Fertullagh Road, Cabra, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Times recently published a list of 20 Best Places to Live in Ireland as part of its ongoing competition. They ranged from villages whe(...)

A queue outside the walk-in vaccination centre at Croke Park in Dublin just before opening on Monday morning. Photograph: Collins

The six millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be administered this week, the Minister for Health has said. Stephen Donnelly described on Twitter a(...)

The incident took place at Planet Fun at Carrickfergus Castle in Co Antrim. File photograph: Getty Images

The collapse of a funfair ride which injured six people was caused by the “misuse of equipment” by several teenagers, the amusement park operator has (...)

Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. There are not many people on the streets of Carrick itself, which feels oddly empty for Ireland post Midsummer’s Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rosita boland spends two days in Co Leitrim and sees the impact of restrictions on a town that relies heavily on visitors Monday, June 28th 2pm(...)

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