The North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann: “The lack of discussion on this important issue in the Executive Committee means that I have been left with no choice but to issue the direction”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor The Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis has instructed the Northern Executive to make full abortion services available i(...)

The certs were issued for the ‘Republic of Ireland’, which is not the State’s name in the Constituion. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A senior Department of Health official has apologised for the use of an incorrect name for the country on Ireland’s version of the European Union’s Di(...)

Staff clean  their ambulance after bringing a patient to the Covid Emergency Department at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A further 1,378 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State, according to the Department of Health, as the Tánaiste warned the Delta wave of co(...)

Ireland’s rolling 7-day average is 1.27 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered daily per 100 people. Photograph: iStock

All adults aged 18 and over can now register for a Covid-19 mRna vaccine from this morning. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said on Tuesday that(...)

The helpline for information on the Digital Covid Cert has had a high volume of calls, leading to long delays for callers. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Some Irish people who have travelled to Malta without a Digital Covid Cert (DCC), having been unable to obtain one before departure, are now being for(...)

The lengthy queues for the helpline have emerged despite the vast majority of certs being issued to those eligible to receive them. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A second freephone helpline number has been set up to cater for the high volume of calls over the Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) as people continue t(...)

The number in ICU in the North with Covid-19 has jumped to seven. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A further 1,071 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State. The new cases were confirmed by the Department of Health on Monday evening, after(...)

Several people on Twitter reported the line being down and calls being disconnected or taking between one and two hours to get through to a helpline staff member. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Work is underway to add capacity to the digital Covid certificate helpline, with callers currently experiencing delays amid a high volume of queries. (...)

Nine board members at the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority resigned last June.

Inadequate communication, breakdowns in working relationships and deficiencies in governance were behind the mass resignations at Northern Ireland's c(...)

Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin,  this weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin on Saturday said the Government was very worried about the transmissibility of the Delta variant and predicted a high volume (...)

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