An email issued to students on Friday informed them of a number of positive cases among the student body. Photograph: Getty

A surge in Covid-19 cases among the student body in NUI Galway has caused concern among the University community and the wider locality. The Health P(...)

The deaths took place at the HSE-run Lusk Community Nursing Unit in north Dublin. Photograph: Google images

There have been 13 deaths recorded during a Covid-19 outbreak at a north Co Dublin nursing home with a “significant number” of residents and staff inf(...)

From left, 3rd-year students Eoin Lait, Jed Grzechowiak, Daniel Hayes, Aoife O’Dowd, Billy Murphy, Kayleigh Redmond Tomkins and Conor Read. Photograph: Mary Browne

At 8.30 am, around 1,600 masked students arrive at Gorey Community School, the largest school in the country. At each entrance they receive hand sanit(...)

President of the University of Limerick Kerstin Mey. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

The University of Limerick is to facilitate on-campus Covid-19 testing for students who wish to avail of it before they travel home for the Christmas (...)

Children and staff in one of the Montessori rooms were deemed to be close contacts of a person with the illness and will have to self-isolate and be tested for the virus as a result.  File photograph: iStock

There has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 at a community crèche on the grounds of the UCD campus in south Dublin, The Irish Times has learned. Pare(...)

Public gatherings ‘such as a church services, gatherings at funeral homes, residences, crematorium chapels etc should not take place’, the Irish Association of Funeral Directors said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

All funeral services for coronavirus victims should be postponed and the deceased brought straight to the crematorium or cemetery for committal, accor(...)

A Medical Council fitness to practise hearing was told the GP  now understood the importance of referring suspected cases of meningitis to a hospital immediately and had developed a standard form for such cases. She will also enrol  in a diploma course in English.

A Dublin-based family doctor has admitted to a series of allegations of poor professional performance over her failure to refer two children with susp(...)

Most TB cases are caused by breathing in bacteria; only a small number of people who breathe in the TB germ get sick, says HSE. Photograph: iStock

A woman living in a direct provision centre in Co Galway has accused the HSE of failing to respond quickly enough to a tuberculosis diagnosis in the a(...)

Sinead Delaney of Phoenix swimming club celebrates after winning the 100th Liffey Swim women’s race,. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 15-year-old boy and a 38-year-old garda, both from Co Meath, were the winners of this year’s Liffey Swim. Teenager Mark Hanley, who is a membe(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, during his 140th International Test game  against Italy at the Aviva Stadium in 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

An Irish doctor has said the former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll’s revelations about taking prescription medicines before playing matches sh(...)

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