At the public health lecture it was said that the State has such a high vaccination rate, the virus impact on health and society will be reduced. File photograph: Getty

It is unlikely that healthcare workers in Ireland will need annual booster shots for Covid-19, an expert in infectious diseases has said. “Most healt(...)

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When The Irish Times invited people not taking the Covid-19 vaccine to explain their reasons, we received more than 250 responses inside two days. Her(...)

Blood donated in the UK, which includes blood donated by gay or bisexual men if they have had the same partner for three months or more, is deemed safe to import into Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The importation of blood from the UK by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) this summer drew attention to the rules that forbid sexually active(...)

A comfortable, well fitting mask that covers your nose, mouth and chin is the best one to wear. Photograph: Getty Images

I know that I have to wear a mask when in retail outlets and on public transport, but should I wear a mask when out for a walk – especially in a busy (...)

John Harbison arriving at a crime scene in Co Laois, December 2000. Photograph: Frank Miller

Born: December 23rd, 1935 Died: December 18th, 2021 John Harbison, who has died aged 84, was the State’s first forensic state pathologist. His long s(...)

Visualise an imagined future time – such as a holiday or a party – to give yourself a sense of relief for a few minutes

For three weeks from midnight on October 6th, all of Ireland moves to Level 3 restrictions. This is a familiar scenario for Dublin and Donegal, but a (...)

‘It’s important to communicate well with children and teenagers during this time of uncertainty.’

Our experience of living with uncertainty - caused by the global pandemic - can’t be solved by more information alone, according to a leading Irish me(...)

Dr Roddy Evans: practised medicine on five continents

Dr Roddy Evans, who died in Belfast on September 9th, aged 97, played rugby and cricket for Leinster schoolboys, was a skilled surgeon who practised m(...)

Fighting coronavirus: Scientists don’t know yet how long  immunity to Covid-19 will last in those who do develop sufficient antibodies. Illustration: iStock

Who is immune to Covid-19 is the question on everyone’s lips as Ireland – along with many other countries – begins to plan its exit from full lockdown(...)

Prof Desmond Fitzgerald, president of UL, says it is likely the  campus will  be needed to assist health services. Photograph:  Alan Place

University of Limerick is likely to host a field hospital on its campus should health services become overwhelmed from the coronavirus pandemic over t(...)

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