Ministers will  push for the number permitted at a wedding to increase beyond the current limit of 50 guests. File photograph: iStock

Ministers will on Tuesday push for the number permitted at a wedding to increase beyond the current limit of 50 guests. A number of Cabinet sources s(...)

Shane Buggy, aged 10, in action during a Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camp at Clondalkin RFC in Dublin. Only outdoor summer camps are permitted due to Covid restrictions. Photograph:  Matt Browne/ Sportsfile

Summer camps for children cannot operate indoors because of “strong” advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), Taoiseach Micheál (...)

There are divided views in the hospitality industry on antigen testing. File photograph: Getty

Hospitality sector representatives have said it is essential that the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) is involved in talks with Governme(...)

There is high-quality data to show that vaccines are effective in preventing serious disease, Hiqa said

The administration of an approved vaccine is the only medical intervention effective at reducing the risk of Covid-19, the State’s health watchdog has(...)

Dr Tony Holohan said on Thursday he would advise people not to travel overseas unless they were fully vaccinated. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Young people should not be stigmatised for travelling abroad on sun holidays from next month, student representatives have said. The EU digital Covid(...)

Tuesday’s bulletin from the National Public Health Emergency Team means 4,929 have died during the pandemic. File photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland has entered a “hopeful week” in the fight against Covid-19 and could see its way toward a further easing of restrictions, chief medical office(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin after receiving his AstraZeneca jab administered by Brenda Dillon, assistant director of nursing at a HSE vaccination centre in Cork City Hall for his vaccination against Covid-19. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has ruled out young people being bumped up the waiting list for Covid-19 vaccines as they begin to socialise more. Mr Martin(...)

A Covid 19 antigen test. File photograph : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

According to the antigen tests which went on sale this week in Lidl, it is 98.72 per cent accurate for detecting if somebody has Covid-19. This is a (...)

A  Covid-19 antigen test  which is available to buy at Lidl stores in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Consumers should not buy antigen testing kits being sold in supermarkets due to the risk of false results, according to chief medical officer Dr Tony (...)

Ringsend waste water treatment

Ireland will start testing wastewater in order to track how Covid is spreading in local communities. The National SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) Wastewater Su(...)

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