The setting where the most outbreaks occurred was schools, where there were 37. Photograph: iStock

The number of Covid-19 outbreaks in primary schools almost doubled last week, according to the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Cen(...)

A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children. Photograph: JJack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said Covid-19 vaccines may be rolled out for primary school children early next year. What countries have approved the va(...)

The peregrine falcon, found in Oranmore, Co Galway, tested positive for avian influenza subtype H5N1.

A case of bird flu has been detected in a wild peregrine falcon found in Oranmore, Co Galway, the Department of Agriculture has confirmed. The depar(...)

Pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinics are to be rolled out in areas of the country with low vaccine uptake. File photograph

A further 1,997 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed as of midnight on Friday, the Department of health has confirmed. In a Tweet on Saturday af(...)

Thousands of people attended walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres across the country on Saturday, with a high uptake for vaccines seen among older teenagers. Photograph: Collins

Fifteen nursing homes were hit with outbreaks of Covid-19 in all three major waves of the pandemic, and a number of care facilities battled multiple o(...)

The national incidence of Covid-19 during the recorded 14 day period stands at 245 cases per 100,000 people. In one Donegal ward it was the equivalent of  1,975 infections per 100,000. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The highest rate of Covid-19 in a local area has nearly doubled in the last week, with a number of localities in Co Donegal again recording particular(...)

As of Monday, 1.8 million doses have been administered, with more than 35 per cent of the adult population having received at least their first dose.

A further eight Covid-19 related deaths and 448 new cases of the virus have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team on Wednesday ev(...)

Those under 24 made up 47 per cent of the 4,046 cases linked to outbreaks recorded in the four weeks up to April 30th, CSO figures show.  Photograph: iStock

Young people under 24 years of age accounted for nearly half of all Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks last month, according to new figures from the C(...)

The Milford electoral area’s incidence, which is the rate the virus is spreading, was 319 per 100,000 people last week, with 44 cases in 14 days. Photograph: iStock

The electoral area of the small Donegal town of Milford has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, with the incidence of the virus in the area mo(...)

Transmission of Covid-19 within the school has not necessarily been established in these outbreaks. File photograph: Alan Betson

There was a 15 per cent reduction in the number of Covid-19 outbreaks last week but the number associated with school children or staff was in line wi(...)

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