Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary said having travel controls at ports and airports when people could cross the border from Northern Ireland was not a quarantine, it was ‘simply political game playing’.

Public health expert Dr Gabriel Scally has rejected claims by Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary that it is safe to fly again. Dr Scally s(...)

  Lufthansa’s €9bn state bailout   will be the biggest aid deal offered so far by a European government to an airline grounded by pandemic restrictions. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Coronavirus travel bans might be about to turn European aviation’s clock back almost 30 years, reintroducing state ownership of airlines. Germany’s go(...)

 Social distancing sign in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A debate has been happening in recent days on whether the recommended two metres of physical distancing with others to avoid the spread of the coronav(...)

The National Public Health Emergency Team’s scheduled meeting for Tuesday had to be cancelled because of the committee hearing. File photograph: The Irish Times

TDs’ first attempt to scrutinise Ireland’s response to Covid-19 by questioning the main officials involved was a rushed, uneven affair, even given the(...)

In vitro fertilisation (IVF). The majority of Irish fertility clinics are planning to reopen from next week.

“The rest of the country only now have the experience of living with life on hold – something I’ve been dealing with for nearly three years, as well a(...)

Some 548 new cases of coronavirus were  reported by Irish laboratories on Tuesday, as well as 284 processed in German labs, bringing the total number of cases to 11,479.

An “IT glitch” was responsible for an issue that led to up to 100 people being incorrectly informed their Covid-19 test was negative, public health of(...)

People wear face masks as  they walk past shops in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland’s ability to treat coronavirus patients in intensive care could be the quickest to be overwhelmed in the EU, according to a new report. The w(...)

Passengers wearing face masks at Dublin Airport this afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The approach taken by Ireland in trying to contain the coronavirus is coming under increasing scrutiny as public concern mounts. Understandably, give(...)

A man wearing a respiratory mask  walks past the  Colosseum monument, which has been closed, in Rome on Tuesday. Three weeks ago there had been no reported cases of coronavirus in Italy. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

It seems like the world has been turned upside down in recent days as a result of the coronavirus spread. Where are we now? We are in absolutely unch(...)

The HSE’s national director of acute operations Liam Woods said anyone seeking information should phone 1850 24 1850 or to use www.hse.ie. Photograph: PA

The HSE’s national director of acute operations Liam Woods has asked members of the public not to call emergency numbers 999 or 112 seeking informatio(...)

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