Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robert Swann: said co-ordination between the two jurisdictions was being worked on by the Executive office in the North and by the Taoiseach’s office.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA WireN

Discussions are “ongoing” between Dublin and Belfast around sharing information to ensure that anyone who arrives in Ireland and then crosses the Bord(...)

Seventy-one people with coronavirus died in care homes in the North in a single week, new figures show. Photograph: The Irish Times/ File photo

Seventy-one people with coronavirus died in care homes in the North in a single week, according to the most recent data from the Northern Ireland Stat(...)

A woman walks past a mural in the Portabello area of Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A further 19 people diagnosed with Covid-19 have died, the National Public Health Emergency Team disclosed on Sunday. There have now been a total of (...)

Staff and First Responders outside Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, Co Armagh, take part in Thursday’s nationwide Clap for Carers to recognise and support NHS workers. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Covid-19 death figures for Northern Ireland again show the number of coronavirus fatalities in the North is at least one-third higher than the da(...)

Simon Harris has said ‘there can be no public versus private here’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

It took a crisis as cruel and enormous as the one we are facing to finally hear an Irish minister announce a national health service. In asserting th(...)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “Everyone is asked to reduce their social contact over this time period.

Forty new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Republic on Sunday , bringing the total in the State to 169. There are 214 cases on the island of (...)

A homeless man in Dublin. Homeless services in the city hope that fewer hotel bookings by tourists will lead to cheaper rates. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) will be seeking cheaper rates in hotels to “take advantage” of cancellations and reduced bookings from t(...)

Magic Wand ridden by Ryan Moore  at Flemington in November. Aidan O’Brien’s horse will be one of seven Irish trained horses taking part on Saturday’s Saudi Cup card.   Photograph: Pat Scala /Racing Photos via Getty Images

Irish racing’s top official has described as encouraging comments from the country’s chief medical officer about cancellations of mass gatherings not (...)

The level of CBD in more than 40 per cent of samples examined by the FSAI was found to vary significantly from the declared amount

A Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) survey of CBD (Cannabidol) products on sale in Ireland has found the “majority of products” breached food la(...)

 Local medical workers hold a strike near Queen Mary Hospital as they demand the city close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/ AFP /Getty Images

Britons in mainland China have been urged to leave as coronavirus continues to claim more lives in the country. The UK foreign office amended its trav(...)

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