Latest figures show 196 nursing homes have coronavirus outbreaks of one case or more.

Six days before the first confirmed coronavirus death in the country, the national body representing private and voluntary nursing homes announced it (...)

A computer image shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19, better known as the coronavirus.  Photograph:  NEXU Science Communication/Reuters

Transmission of the coronavirus in a Dublin nursing home has become widespread in recent days and is now affecting more than a fifth of the 200 reside(...)

Brandon Fay (17) who was hospitalised with the coronavirus. Photograph: Mater Hospital.

A 17-year-old who was hospitalised with the coronavirus has told of his shock after testing positive for the condition as he thought he was “untouchab(...)

Coronavirus clusters have been identified in 140 Irish nursing homes and people aged over 65 have accounted for 90 per cent of the deaths in the State related to the pandemic, a new report states. File photograph: EPA

Coronavirus clusters have been identified in 140 Irish nursing homes and people aged over 65 have accounted for 90 per cent of the deaths in the State(...)

At the testing area for Covid-19 at Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

An analysis of just over 4,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the State by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows the median age of(...)

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Acute flaccid paralysis – also known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) – is a rare illness in which certain muscles in the body become paralysed. Child(...)

Gardeners should always wear gloves, and wash their hands immediately after working with compost mix or potted plants.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Gardeners have been warned the summer of dry weather and high temperatures may increase the risk of picking up infections from compost. Compost and (...)

The recent outbreak of measles is spreading across the country, with 40 cases now confirmed by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The outbreak, whic(...)

The level of flu activity is one of the highest reported since surveillance began in 2000.

Flu activity in the Republic is currently at record levels, and more people have been hospitalised from the condition this season than ever before. T(...)

A white-tailed sea eagle. File photograph: iStock

A white-tailed sea eagle found dead in Co Tipperary was carrying the only case detected in Ireland so far of a highly infectious strain of bird flu, i(...)

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