Coalition party leaders Eamon Ryan, Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Soaring energy and food prices, a housing crisis, a healthcare system creaking at the seams, a climate emergency, an ever-present pandemic, and now wa(...)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan with   Prof Philip Nolan,   Rachel Kenna and Dr Ronan Glynn. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The words coming out of Dr Tony Holohan’s mouth could not have been clearer: do not leak this information at all, and absolutely do not breathe a word(...)

Liam Doran, a member of the Sláintecare implementation advisory council. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Members of the Sláintecare implementation advisory council had a “thorough” meeting with HSE chief executive Paul Reid and Department of Health secret(...)

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(...)

Dublin Airport:  airports have carried out preparations for the operation of the EU digital Covid certificate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government officials raised the possibility of continued constraints on travel with Britain in a private briefing for the travel industry last week on(...)

The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) repeated its threat to legally challenge the decision not to allow all standalone restaurants and gastropubs to re-open from next week. Photograph: iStock

The Government has ignored the science on indoor dining, according to the umbrella group representing the restaurant industry. The Restaurant Associa(...)

The Fáilte Ireland guidelines were approved by the Department of Taoiseach and will be part of the Government’s wider plan for reopening due to be announced on Friday. File photograph: iStock

Customers who dine indoor in pubs, restaurants and cafes when they reopen will be given 105 minutes per booking if there is a distance of less than t(...)

About 300,000 vaccine doses  were administered last week, with a similar amount expected to be done next week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The HSE will later this week outline the next phase of the State’s vaccination plan which will see more than 400,000 shots a week administered in June(...)

 Members of the Defence Forces await passengers in order to enforce Covid-19 mandatory quarantine measures, at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Mandatory hotel quarantine will remain in place for unvaccinated people coming into the State from high-risk places throughout the summer, despite Gov(...)

Liz Canavan, assistant secretary general at the Department of An Taoiseach said: ‘If we can hold firm for a little bit longer, and if the health situation allows, a further of easing of restrictions will be considered from May 4th.’  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further easing of Covid-19 restrictions from May onwards will be considered by the Cabinet “if we can hold firm for a little bit longer”, a governme(...)

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