Vaccination against Covid-19 has been developed and is being tested. File photograph: iStock

We are all exhausted. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world hard. While we know our sacrifices are for the best, right now we also need to know w(...)

A mural supporting the NHS near the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Belfast. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A further 10 people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, the department of health there has said. The death toll recorded by the department n(...)

Live minks to be processed to fur, at a fur farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

All passengers arriving into the State from Denmark will have to restrict their movments for 14 days without exceptions following an outbreak of a new(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in a statement  that he provided a draft copy of the new GP agreement to the then president of the NAGP  as he hoped to use his influence to encourage all GPs to accept it. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The controversy involving Tánaiste Leo Varadkar originated in moves by the previous government to extend services in general practice and a long-runni(...)

Covid testing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Medical scientists, including those involved in testing for Covid-19, have warned that there is an increasing mood for industrial action over pay issu(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster, Finance Minister Conor Murphy and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at a press conference in Parliament Buildings, Stormont on the latest coronavirus situation. Photograph: PA Wire

A decision on whether to impose a curfew on the hospitality industry in the North to limit the spread of coronavirus has been postponed until next wee(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster insisted the Executive was not ‘scaremongering’ about Covid-19. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland is at a “tipping point” in the battle to stop the spread of coronavirus, the North’s First Minister has warned. Two more people with(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during a media briefing at Parliament Buildings in Stormont,  Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire.

Fresh restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus are to be been imposed in Belfast and other parts of Co Antrim. The measures were announced fo(...)

File photograph of Dr Ronan Glynn at a press briefing. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A further 98 confirmed Covid-19 cases have been reported in the State, and no further deaths, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has sa(...)

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the children’s wing of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas that was destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

The remnants of Hurricane Laura doused Arkansas on Friday and were due to bring rain to the US east coast over the weekend. Since downgraded to a tro(...)

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