The National Council for the Blind in Ireland said their ‘services throughout 2020 have been in high demand and we’ve responded accordingly’. File photograph: Getty

The national charity supporting the blind has said it is “genuinely concerned” over its ability to continue to run services, due to an expected drop i(...)

The number of people in ICU has  remained steady over the last week with 30 people in intensive care units as of 8am. File photograph: Alan Betson

Eight further deaths and 1,276 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State this evening. One of the deaths occurred in June, two were in S(...)

Cavan General Hospital has the most Covid-19 patients with 28 as of 8pm on Thursday, according to a HSE daily operations report. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There are 36 intensive care beds available in the country, as the number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 continues to steadily increase. On Fri(...)

The HSE has said  it is “engaging with private hospitals to provide services at a number of different levels”

The HSE is seeking to take over up to 40 per cent of activity in private hospitals, potentially for two years, to deal with further surges in Covid-19(...)

Minister for Health  Stephen Donnelly arriving at RTÉ’s  Donnybrook studio  on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A further two people diagnosed with coronavirus have died and 814 new cases have been reported, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) said(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has asked the public to change their behaviours so “we can make Level 3 work, protect lives and livelihoods” and stop Covid-1(...)

Dr Pat Morrissey at Adare Medical Centre in Adare, Co Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Just a few minutes into the interview at his sanitised surgery in Adare, Co Limerick, Dr Pat Morrissey breaks down. Last Monday, he was removed by th(...)

Ian (24) and Brendan Carmody, Kildimo, Co Limerick. Picture: Alan Place

A centre for more than 100 adults with intellectual disabilities in Limerick is providing an “unacceptable” service since reopening after lockdown, it(...)

Mr Reid said he had a “strong concern” about virus trends, and pointed out that every hospitalisation of a patient has a significant impact. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Over 1,000 Health Service Executive (HSE) staff are currently off work for Covid-19 related reasons, it has emerged. This compares to 400 staff who (...)

Patricia Carrick was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year and underwent treatment, but she suffered a relapse of the cancer in February and is now terminally ill and receiving palliative care.

The HSE and a testing laboratory have apologised in the High Court to a terminally ill woman over the negligent reading of a smear test. The apology (...)

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