Dr Favier said that the growing numbers of people requiring ICU due to Covid-19 will impact on other people with serious conditions. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading GP has warned that Ireland is going to face a crisis in providing intensive care beds over the coming weeks if moves are not taken to urgent(...)

Dr Mary Favier: ‘The Cork figures are coming in from a very low base but they have doubled week on week for the last two weeks.’

The next seven to 10 days will prove critical in the effort to contain Covid-19 numbers in Cork and will determine whether or not the city and county (...)

Rapid testing turnaround times, especially as people have to go for repeat tests over the winter, will become increasingly important. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

By Monday morning, GPs’ WhatsApp groups were buzzing with worrying signs of what would become apparent to the rest of the country the following evenin(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlines the new restrictions that have been imposed on the residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly in response to a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the midlands. Photograph: Julien Behal

Residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly face limits on their movement for at least two weeks as part of a series of new restrictions in these areas in (...)

More than 5,000 people in Dublin and Sligo are to be invited to give blood samples  as part of the first study aiming to determine the prevalence of Covid-19 in the population.

More than 5,000 people in Dublin and Sligo are to be invited to give blood samples from Monday as part of the first study aiming to determine the prev(...)

Photograph: Getty

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(...)

Social distancing is bewildering, unnatural and distressing for young children, and communicates the idea that other people are a threat and to be feared.

Life or death has been the chief focus of State and society as we froze for more than two months, watching and counting in sorrow Covid-19’s ravaging (...)

 Clare Fehin, Speach and Language, Joe Keena, GP, Martina Nolan, Physiotherapist, Siobhan Harnett, GP Registrar, Premnath Margabandhu, Senior Physiotherapist, Phillip Sheeran Purcell, GP Lead, Catherine Whitty, Hub Clinical Coordinator, Oonagh Murphy Asst. Dir of Public Health Nursing, Geraldine Nolan, Public Health Nurse, Meadhbh Larkin, Speach and Language Therapist at the Wicklow Community Assessment Hub in Wicklow town.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Thomas, a healthcare worker in a Dublin long-stay hospital, tested positive for Covid-19 four weeks ago and stayed off work for two weeks. When he ret(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chair of NPHET, delives a media briefing in the Department of Health. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwel/The Irish Times

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is expected to sign off on a final version of the plan to ease Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions at a (...)

Dr Tony Holohan said he was ‘more firmly of the view’ against recommending lifting restrictions than he had been last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nursing home patients diagnosed with Covid-19 are less likely than others to be admitted to hospital for treatment, new figures show. While 14 per ce(...)

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