The company’s country president for Ireland, Daniel Wygal, said it expects to deliver 100 million doses to the EU in the first half of the year. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Drugmaker AstraZeneca has told the Oireachtas health committee that it is committed to supply the EU with the agreed quantities of its Covid-19 vaccin(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the State had received 520,000 vaccines while the forecast is to have administered some 500,000 by the end of this week.  Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos Dublin

The HSE is seeing a 95 per cent reduction in the Covid-19 infection rate of hospital staff, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said on Tuesday. (...)

GP and Member of the National Covid Liaison committee Dr Ray Walley administering the Moderna vaccine  to GP Kathleen McClory, of the Malahide Family Practice, at a vaccination centre in Dublin. File photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA

There is forecast to be a shortfall of some 300,000 vaccine doses in the first three months of the year compared to initial projections, the chair of (...)

  Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel, where  six residents who tested positive for the virus have died. Photograph: The Kerry’s Eye

All but one of the 24 residents still at a nursing home in Co Kerry that was taken over by the HSE following a court order have tested positive for co(...)

Public health doctor Dr Ina Kelly. ‘The contract under which I work does not reflect the role I am doing.’ Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Public health doctors are at the frontline of the national fight against Covid-19, working seven days a week on complex cases and transmission chains (...)

Paula Bradshaw: “I love Italy, and look forward to travelling there again when it is safe to do so!” File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The health spokesperson of Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has said she will not go on holiday while guidance against non-essential travel remains i(...)

UHW general manager Grace Rothwell said steps had been taken to address the concerns of the State Pathologist’s Office about the condition of its mortuary. File photograph: Patrick Browne

University Hospital Waterford has acquired new air conditioning units for its dilapidated mortuary following concerns that conditions could contaminat(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins at the Four Courts. Oireachtas committee chairpersons have been told that in the light of the Kerins case, their role was of particular importance. Photograph: Collins Courts

Oireachtas committees have received extensive legal advice since the Angela Kerins case warning them to stay firmly within their remit and to treat wi(...)

The Government last autumn appointed Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, to chair the HSE board.

The Government may have to change the composition of the planned new board of the HSE, even though it has already appointed the members. Fianna Fail (...)

Simon Harris told Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen that capital expenditure on the project was ‘in line with the expected expenditure profile’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government will this week clash with Fianna Fáil over an apology Minister for Health Simon Harris is due to make over cost escalations at the nati(...)

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