Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty clashed in the Dáil over delays in the rollout of the vaccination plan

Family carers should be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccination after healthcare workers, the over-70s and those under 70 with underlying conditions, Tán(...)

Dr Cillian de Gascun  said that the case emphasised the importance of public health measures. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

International travellers from a further 13 countries will face mandatory hotel quarantine once the legislation and arrangements for the strict new Cov(...)

Many patients with serious underlying health conditions are to be vaccinated earlier against Covid-19. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Many patients with serious underlying health conditions are to be vaccinated earlier against Covid-19, under a change to the Government’s vaccine allo(...)

File image of Edward O’Brien, who died in February 1996

The criticisms of a Sinn Féin-organised commemoration for a Wexford-born IRA man who died when his bomb blew up on a London bus, are a “total nonsense(...)

The AstraZeneca vaccine is one of those being used by the HSE. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Health service workers have expressed concern to the Health Service Executive (HSE) that they are receiving the “least efficacious vaccine” available.(...)

It comes as official advisers were putting the finishing touches to a review of the State’s prioritisation for Covid-19 shots, after the Government requested that people with weak immune systems be prioritised. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government has begun the classification of “essential” workers for the purposes of vaccination, with individual departments asked to submit differ(...)

A  man receives a vaccine against Covid-19 at drive-in vaccination station in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: EPA

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) will advise the Minister for Health today on the results of its review of who should be prioritise(...)

Vaccine specialist Dr Anne Moore, who is based in UCC, says the bottom line about the AstraZeneca vaccine is that ‘it’s safe in all cohorts’. Ireland has opted for caution, she says. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

Older people, anxiously waiting for a Covid-19 vaccination, could be forgiven for feeling confused about the conflicting guidance on vaccines, especia(...)

The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines will be given to healthcare workers today. Photograph: iStock

Vaccinators would travel to the homes of people unable to make it to Covid-19 vaccination centres if “absolutely necessary” to administer the doses, H(...)

Vaccine rollout for the over 70s “may well be slower”, but  faster for healthcare workers and other groups. Photograph:  Oli Scarff

State health officials have decided not to give the Covid-19 vaccine regarded as a “game-changer” in the fight against the virus – the Oxford-AstraZen(...)

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