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  HSE chief executive Paul Reid  described the UK’s testing and tracing system as being ‘in almost collapse’ and said it was ‘shutting down’ swabbing centres.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has turned down a request from Britain’s national health service to process tests for it in Irish laboratories. Se(...)

HSE CEO Paul Reid at Thursday’s media briefing in UCD. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

The HSE has defended its decision to suspend serial testing in meat plants to meet the surge in referrals for Covid-19 tests from GPs for people showi(...)

A dog sticks its head out a window of a passing car on Dublin’s Merrion Road last week. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Traffic volumes on most Irish roads have risen significantly in the last week as children begin to return to school, new figures from Transport Infras(...)

Brian McGettigan pictured at the official launch of The Address hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Brian and Ciara McGettigan of the Irish family-owned McGettigan Hotel Group have launched a new boutique hotel brand known as “The Address Collective”(...)

Paul Reid said on Thursday that comments by Eamon Ryan that the testing and tracing system had been ‘caught off guard’ last week do not reflect what happened. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has rejected claims that the Covid-19 testing and contact tracing system was “falling apart”, saying that such comments (...)

Up to July 26th, the HSE said 983 people had been  isolated at the Citywest hotel and convention centre, with healthcare workers  “predominantly”  the ones to isolate there. Photograph: Getty Images

Fewer than 1,000 people have been placed in self-isolation at the 750-bedroom Citywest hotel convention centre outside Dublin, which has so far cost t(...)

The coronavirus “hasn’t gone away . We can see what has happened in other countries if restrictions are relaxed. Ironically, the lower the number of cases, the more we have to work to keep it down,” said acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn

Should we be concerned about a spike in Covid-19 cases this week? Well, acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Ireland’s most senior public hea(...)

Justin McCarthy, editor and chief executive of the Irish Farmers Journal. Photograph: Alan Betson

When the coronavirus crisis erupted, Justin McCarthy expected sales of the Irish Farmers Journal would dip as much as 20 per cent. Instead, they start(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin.

An order freezing the assets of a company that makes scaffolding and engineering products has been discharged by the High Court. The order, which pr(...)

The HSE is seeking a contractual arrangement with the private sector in relation to the provision of CT and MRI for GP referral. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz

The burden which the health system is facing in the months ahead between Covid-19, flu and the ongoing growth in demand for services is very concernin(...)

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