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When those on the Covid-19 payments are excluded, the CSO said the unemployment rate rose to 5.4 per cent in September from 5.2 per cent in August.

The State’s jobless rate fell to 14.7 per cent at the end of September from 15.3 per cent a month earlier. The decline was only marginal and less tha(...)

HSE infection control specialists have recommended ‘healthcare workers should be asked to wear masks when transiting through busy public areas’.

Health staff have been told to wear masks when passing through busy areas of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, in addition to when they are i(...)

The US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said pumpkin carving in the home is a safe way to celebrate Halloween

North Dublin’s annual Festival of Flame at Halloween has been cancelled due to Covid-19, Fingal County Council has confirmed. The popular event had b(...)

Electron microscope image of Covid-19. File photograph: NIAID-RML via AP

The North’s department of health reported an additional 220 positive coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland in its daily bulletin issued on Monday afte(...)

A  caravan with a Northern registration being transported towards Strabane in Co Tyrone from the Border area of Lifford in Co Donegal on Friday. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon; perfect weather for a trip to Donegal. Yet this weekend, the roads were noticeably quiet. At what is usually the bus(...)

Derry Peace Bridge: in Derry and Strabane, the rates are the highest on the island of Ireland, with an average infection rate over the last seven days of 210 per 100,000 of population as of Sunday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Large family gatherings and lower levels of coronavirus at the outset of the pandemic could be contributing to the increased rates of Covid-19 in Bord(...)

Ben Gilroy: a speaker at Donegal event. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

People carrying placards and waving tricolours gathered at Market Square in Letterkenny for what they called a “peaceful assembly” on Saturday. Garda(...)

The hotel said the offer ‘was merely a way to recoup our costs from stock ordered for the full house of residents that cancelled on Friday evening’. Photograph: iStock

A Co Donegal hotel has invited locals to book a room for €2 per person sharing, in order to circumvent public health rules on restaurants and permit t(...)

Donegal superfan John Murphy from Donegal Town. Photograph:  Joe Dunne

The ticket arrived by post on a sparkling Wednesday in Donegal Town. Courtesy of the county board. John Murphy was beginning to get worried. He has at(...)

(From left to right) Minister for Transport  Eamon Ryan, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin. A few weeks ago Ministers were looking forward to an autumn of cautious reopening. Photograph: PA

Last week’s Cabinet committee on Covid-19 had been dragging on for hours, as Ministers and senior officials grappled with the new reality that public (...)

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