Blacksod Lighthouse on the Belmullet peninsula, Co Mayo. The Belmullet electoral area has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State.  Photograph: iStock

The Co Mayo town of Belmullet continues to have the highest rate of Covid-19 infection in the State, followed by Enniscorthy in Co Wexford and Dundalk(...)

Blacksod Lighthouse in the Belmullet peninsula, Co Mayo. Photograph: iStock

Belmullet, Co Mayo continues to have the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, more than three times the national average, new figures show. About o(...)

Guidance published  by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre says  carol singing will not be permitted at religious services over Christmas.     File  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Carol singing will not be permitted and churches should consider holding additional services, with pre-booked spots over the Christmas period, under n(...)

Restrictions on nursing homes are expected to be eased to allow residents have one scheduled visit a week in the run-up to Christmas, under new guidelines due to be published in the coming days. File image: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Restrictions on nursing homes are expected to be eased to allow residents have one scheduled visit a week in the run-up to Christmas, under new guidel(...)

Government published a Bill which would allow gardaí to issue escalating fines to those found breaching Covid-19 regulations.

The Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien received Cabinet approval on Wednesday to publish a Bill to ban evictions for the period of the Level 5 restr(...)

A Covid-19 outbreak has been recorded on a ward at Naas General Hospital, with efforts now under way to trace the extent of the cluster. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A ward at Naas General Hospital in Co Kildare has been closed due to a suspected Covid-19 outbreak, with a number of staff currently self-isolating as(...)

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(...)

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