Managing director of Tour America  Mary McKenna had a profitable business until March which employed more than 50 people. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The scale of the crisis that has engulfed the travel industry during the pandemic is worsening. And with little prospect of a pick-up in overseas leis(...)

The travel green list is  unlikely to be changed until the new long-term plan for living alongside Covid-19 is published on September 14th. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Labour Party has called on the Government to clarify why the so-called travel “green list” has not been updated in more than a month. Two Governm(...)

The health authority’s review into how other countries are dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks in schools was published on Friday. Photograph: iStock.

Temperature and symptom screening should not be conducted in schools, the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said following a review (...)

Children undergo the same invasive procedure as adults – a nasopharyngeal swab reaching a few cm into the head through the nose. They also have their throats swabbed. Photograph: Peter Komka

The State’s public health team has recommended less invasive, saliva tests for children who need to be tested for Covid-19. The National Public Healt(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly intends to bring a paper to Cabinet  with proposals to restrict non-essential travel from countries with high levels of coronavirus infections. Photograph: Collins

The Government has deferred the removal of Greece from the travel “green list” and has asked the State’s public health team to re-examine the overall (...)