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(...)

Over the past week Northern Ireland experienced 345 virus cases per 100,000 of the population. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Thirteen more people have died from coronavirus in Northern Ireland, the North’s Department of Health reported on Tuesday afternoon in its daily Covid(...)

Free Now general manager Niall Carson. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The lack of legislation mandating the wearing of face coverings in taxis has resulted in passengers “challenging” drivers over the issue, the head of (...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan said the tribunal was ‘a slap in the face’ for the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The CervicalCheck Tribunal, which was due to start its work on Tuesday, has been postponed for “a number of days”, the Government said on Monday night(...)

According to the Department of Health, 17,572 tests were completed in the past 24 hours, and 115,138 in the past week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A further 939 cases of Covid-19 and three deaths have been recorded in the State, the Department of Health has said. In a statement on Monday evening(...)

Senior Government sources confirmed that beds in hospitals in the Republic may be needed to facilitate any further increase in coronavirus cases in the North. File photograph: Getty

Irish hospitals may have to cancel certain non-Covid-19 healthcare services to facilitate critical care cases from Northern Ireland, it has emerged. (...)

File photo of vials prepared for clinical trial of University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, one of the vaccines in development worldwide. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty

Just over half the population would take a Covid-19 vaccine if there was one, according to a survey commissioned by the pharmaceutical industry. Men (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster says the taxi, private bus and coach sectors have faced a “significant reduction in demand”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

The deaths of 14 people with Covid-19 were recorded in Northern Ireland over the weekend. The North’s Department of Health reported eight fatalities(...)

Pedestrians wear face masks as a precaution against  coronavirus in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

There have been six further Covid-19 linked deaths in the last 24-hour reporting period in Northern Ireland and 923 new cases of the virus, the Depart(...)

Gardaí  at the border crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as they conduct checks asking people the reason for their journey. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Another 777 cases of Covid-19, 182 of them in Dublin, and seven more deaths from the disease have been confirmed in the State. The latest figures bri(...)

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