The head of the Health Service Executive has warned the impact of Covid-19 on hospitals is as significant now as it was during the peak of the virus. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in most counties but the rate of increase generally is slowing, latest figures show. Yesterday, the incidence (...)

Dr Motherway said she would prefer to see people gathering in a controlled manner in small groups.

There cannot be a return to the packed pubs of the past, intensive care consultant Catherine Motherway has warned. Although there was a need to retur(...)

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Epidemics of infectious diseases can be unpredictable but they often come in waves. History has left hard lessons showing that a virus can quickly ret(...)