Taoiseach Micheál Martin during the UN Climate Change Conference. Photograph: Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty

Away from the lofty rhetoric and pledges by world leaders to save the world in Glasgow, a group of senior ministers will meet in Dublin today to final(...)

Leo Varadkar, Laura Magahy, Tom Keane and Simon Harris in July 2018. Photograph: Maxwells

The former Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council chairman has declined to appear before an Oireachtas committee looking into the circumstances s(...)

The certs were issued for the ‘Republic of Ireland’, which is not the State’s name in the Constituion. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A senior Department of Health official has apologised for the use of an incorrect name for the country on Ireland’s version of the European Union’s Di(...)

Malta does accept the digital Covid certificate. File photograph: Collins

The Department of Foreign Affairs is liaising with authorities in Malta in relation to Irish holidaymakers who travelled there without a digital Covid(...)

An EU Digital Covid Certificate pictured at Dublin Airport. An Oireachtas committee was told today of ‘unprecedented’ demand for a helpline dealing with queries over the cert. Photograph: Collins

The Taoiseach has denied that the process of issuing digital Covid certificates is a mess, after it was reported that fewer than 3,000 people out of m(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid: he is expected to tell Wednesday’s committee meeting that more than 3.6m vaccines have been administererd

The number of people aged in their 60s who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is lagging behind those in their 40s and 50s. HSE figures show that(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid will  give an Oireachtas committee an update on the impact of a cyberattack on the organisation’s IT systems. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland.

Health Service Executive (HSE) chief executive Paul Reid is expected to tell an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday that the organisation now has 75 per(...)

Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power: ‘We’re in the Stone Age when it comes to collecting real-time information on cancer services, which means we’re fighting Covid and cancer blindfolded.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cancer services have suffered “hammer blow after hammer blow” amid the ongoing pandemic and the cyberattack on the HSE, TDs and Senators will be warne(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin at EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

The scrambling of a Belarusian Mig-29 fighter jet to escort a Ryanair aircraft to Minsk put the regime of “Europe’s last dictator”, Alexander Lukashen(...)

 HSE chief executive Paul Reid said infections among the most vulnerable and healthcare workers were hugely decreasing. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A further 25 people have died from the Covid-19 pandemic, while another 566 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported by the Department of Heal(...)

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