Romania and Bulgaria have the lowest EU vaccination rates, with 31.5%  and 18.8%  of their respective populations having received at least one dose – well below the EU average of 69.7%  and Ireland on 85.1%. Photograph: Getty Images

Romania’s government has confirmed that it plans to start delivering coronavirus vaccines to Ireland in the coming weeks, rejecting fears that the dea(...)

The European Centre for Disease Control says with adult populations largely vaccinated in many regions, increasing proportions of cases will be among children. Photograph: Getty Images

The education system needs a “high level of preparedness” for Covid-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated children in time for the next academic year, the E(...)

Ryanair is calling for Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to explain why the Republic is not issuing any certificates until July 19th, while 24 other EU member states implemented the system in June. Photograph: iStock

Delaying the issue of EU digital passes to July 19th will deny more than 1.5 million Irish people the right to travel, Ryanair chief Eddie Wilson, war(...)

It’s now a straight race between the Delta variant and the vaccination programme. This Covid-19 strain, which is on course to become the dominant form(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We must stand strongly with the people of Belarus and their right to decide their own government and their own future.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has urged the European Union to stand with the people of Belarus and back their right “to decide their own government and the(...)

Thousands of Irish people in their 50s and 60s who are waiting months for a second AstraZeneca dose are exposed to infection by the delta variant, even as younger people at less age-related risk benefit from quicker immunisation using other vaccines. Photograph: Getty Images

For the 29th time the HSE is tweaking the Covid-19 vaccine rollout following the latest advice that the interval between AstraZeneca doses should be (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  speaks with French president Emmanuel Macron  in Brussels in December. File photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland must be open to the idea of treaty change in the EU, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said, a step that would require a referendum. Mr Martin sai(...)

the awful, dehumanising phrase “elderly person with an underlying health condition” gave some people a false sense of security

Covid-19 has been a moving target from the start. Here are some of the early misconceptions that were challenged by emerging new evidence - and someti(...)

Lab technicians process antigen tests at the RocDoc facility at Dublin Airport which has been established for hauliers bound for France via Dublin Port. Photograph: Laura Hutton

If there is one thing that people with differing views on Covid-19 lockdowns agree on, it is the importance of effective, rapid testing to identify in(...)

Two women  on an almost deserted Henry Street in Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

One of the problems of the pandemic is that it is too easy to divide our understanding of it between science and stupidity. There is plenty of both. B(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »