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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(...)

Noel Noone and Joan Faulkner with their children, Shaun (17), Aoife (15) and Eimear (9),  outside their mica-affected home in Quigley’s Point, Co Donegal.  Photograph:  Joe Dunne

In Quigley’s Point in Co Donegal, the Noone family has the placards ready. “I’ve already phoned the three children’s schools and told them they won’t (...)

Carndonagh in Co Donegal continues to have the highest levels of Covid-19 infection in the State. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Carndonagh in Co Donegal continues to have the highest levels of Covid-19 infection in the State. The latest Covid-19 infection data based on local e(...)

The Lifford Bridge spans the river Foyle and connects Strabane to Lifford across the Border between the Republic and the UK. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Fans of Derry City FC had been looking forward to getting back in the stands for the first time since Christmas. A successful test event at the Irish(...)

A walk-in Covid-19 test centre in Balbriggan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Milford in Co Donegal remains the worst Covid-19 hotspot in the State with rates almost four times the national average. The local authority area for(...)

Dr Martin Coyne, in his surgery in Lifford, Co Donegal, said: ‘Every time that virus gets from A to B, that’s giving that virus a chance to mutate’.  Photograph: Joe Dunne

A Donegal GP has warned that increased Covid-19 infections in the county could give the virus the opportunity to mutate into an “Irish variant” like t(...)

Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown is pictured on Friday at  St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry with parishioners with Emmett and Emma-Jo Mullan and baby Paul after 10am Mass. Photograph: Trevor McBride.

At St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry, it feels as if normality has returned. “It’s just wonderful,” says Leo Concannon. “I would go to Mass daily, and (...)

Lifford local Kevin Tourish crosses the Border from Strabane to Lifford, Co Donegal after shopping at the Asda store in Strabane. Photograph: Joe Dunne

It is mid-morning on Lifford bridge. The Border lies somewhere in the river beneath; above it, a steady stream of vehicles – displaying both Republic (...)

Carndonagh, Co Donegal has the highest 14-rate of coronavirus this week, according to the latest data. Photograph: Google Street.

Three of the top five worst areas in the country for the 14-day incidence rate of coronavirus are in Co Donegal, with Carndonagh’s rate more than six (...)

Dr Paul Armstrong at the Lifford Bridge beside his practice in Lifford, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

To understand Donegal’s Covid-19 quandary one must stand on a bridge over the Foyle separating two towns. On a November day, Strabane, the town to the(...)

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