Mary Harney

Irish digital therapeutics company HealthBeacon has named former tánaiste and minister of health Mary Harney as a director. Ms Harney, who was also p(...)

HealthBeacon chief executive Jim Joyce: “Getting approval really opens up the market for us because clinicians in the UK can now enter a buyer process to use our tools.”

Irish digital therapeutics company HealthBeacon has been named as an official supplier to the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain, a move it said(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “The single thing that we didn’t see at the beginning was the extent to which it was being transmitted asymptomatically from person to person.” Photograph:  Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA

Boris Johnson has warned of “tough times ahead” as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that cases of coronavirus in England have stopped fal(...)

Dominic Raab: curious choice of language. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/EPA

Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute said this week that, after a human trial of its potential coronavirus vaccine showed it to be safe, it hopes to test it on(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Teams at Oxford University and Imperial College London working on coronavirus vaccines are understood to have been among the targets of hackers. Photograph: ITar-Tass

Russian state-backed hackers have attempted to steal knowledge about coronavirus vaccine development in Britain, the United States and Canada, Britain(...)

Sir Patrick Vallance, the British government’s chief scientific adviser: ‘It’s clear that the outcome has not been good in the UK, I think you can be absolutely clear about that.’ Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson will promise on Friday to increase coronavirus testing capacity to half a million a day and provide an extra £3 b(...)

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin said there could be issues with the technology on public transport

The bluetooth technology being used by contact tracing apps may be less accurate than initially thought, particularly on public transport, according t(...)

A study found that dexamethasone prevented death in one in eight patients on ventilators, and one in 25 patients requiring oxygen. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) will on Wednesday start giving coronavirus patients on ventilators a steroid that has cut deaths by a third in(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: His change of mind has been applauded by Keir Starmer as a victory for common sense. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has agreed to exempt migrant health and social care workers from paying a £400 (€450) mandatory surcharge to use the National Health Ser(...)

Dubliner Eamonn Cronnolly on a walk around Lake Immala in Finland: ‘I came here with only a cabin bag’.

My wife and I walk by Lake Immala in Finland, which is large enough to have a sandy beach and stretches to the Russian border. The silence is broken o(...)

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