Hawkins House: An Bord Pleanála granted permission to the Office of Public Works three years ago for its demolition, and its replacement with an office complex. Photograph:  Bryan O Brien/ The Irish Times

Demolition of Hawkins House, the former Department of Health headquarters in Dublin city centre, has finally started three years after it was approved(...)

Eight more people with coronavirus have died in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours. File photograph: Alan Betson

Eight more people with coronavirus have died in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Thursday by the North’s Departmen(...)

HSE document said sanction ‘is critical to ensure continued availability of PPE stock to meet current needs and have the necessary buffer stocks in place to the end of 2020’.  Photograph: iStock

A document published on the website of the Health Service Executive (HSE) warned that it was awaiting a “crucial” sanction from the Department of Heal(...)

 In French president Emmanuel Macron’s televised address to the nation, he said: ‘The virus is circulating in France at a speed that even the most pessimistic had not anticipated.’ Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/ AFP via Getty

Countries around Europe have enforced restrictive measures as a surge of Covid-19 cases led to widespread disruption around the continent, amid warnin(...)

The chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan warned on Tuesday it was too early to say whether Ireland had turned a corner in its management of Covid-19. Illustration: Paul Scott

A further six deaths and 675 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday. The total n(...)

There are 352 Covid-19  patients receiving treatment in Northern Ireland hospitals with 44 in intensive care units. File  Photograph: Alan Betson

The North’s Department of Health has recorded nine more deaths and 840 new cases of Covid-19 in its latest daily bulletin. This brings the total numb(...)

Nphet says that the data on positivity rates in schools suggested that they are not drivers of infection. Photograph: iStock

The chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said he does not anticipate the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) advising the Government no(...)

Just 101 Irish women travelled for abortions between January and June this year, compared with 215 during these months last year. Photograph: Getty

The number of women travelling to Britain for abortions more than halved in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2019, (...)

Vicky Phelan: said “the Minister should not have signed the order last week allowing the tribunal to be established”, adding that it is “not fit for purpose”. Photograph: Collins

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan said she feels “betrayed” after claiming Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has formally established the Cervi(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said that while it was good to see fewer cases being reported each day this week than in recent weeks, he would “stop short of saying it’s any kind of a trend” Photograph: Collins Photos

The chief medical officer has warned it is too early to say whether Ireland has turned a corner in its management of Covid-19, despite falling daily c(...)

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