Chief medical officer Tony Holohan. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The State’s most senior medical official has warned the reintroduction of overseas travel is a “major threat to public health and increases the risk o(...)

Campaigners and locals held a demonstration on Saturday outside the proposed Fumbally Lane development in Dublin’s Liberties. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Housing campaigners have urged the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) to recommend that future co-living schemes should not go ahead becaus(...)

From left to right: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Minister for Health, Simon Harris and chief medical offcier Dr Tony Holohan speaking on the update to the Government’s roadmap for Reopening Society and the economy on Friday. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Cabinet has approved plans to accelerate Ireland’s exit from restrictions put in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar s(...)

  Inishmaan:   farmers on the island   are putting cattle on boats and bringing them to Mayo. Photograph:   Andy Haslam/New York Times

Cattle on the Aran Islands have been shipped to Co Mayo because of severe water and fodder shortages due to the dry weather, the Oireachtas Covid-19 c(...)

A couple wearing face masks shopping in Dublin’s Henry Street. Photogrpah: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Social distancing is still required for those with persistent coughs as face masks are not enough in themselves to protect other people, new research (...)

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(...)

The total figure includes almost 575,900 patients waiting for their first hospital out-patient appointment. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 700,000 people were waiting on a hospital appointment at the end of May according to new figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTP(...)

People walk past reopened shops and businesses on O’Connell Street, Dublin, on Monday as  lockdown measures are eased. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

A Covid-19 testing system producing 15,000 results every day could cost the State €450 million by the end of the year, the Health Service Executive (H(...)

At the Mater hospital in Dublin, modelling was undertaken looking at the oxygen flow throughout the hospital “and tapering the supply as appropriate in some areas”, a consultant said.

Oxygen supply in Irish hospitals was a “challenge” as the acute system approached the peak of the pandemic in late March and early April, newly releas(...)

At the peak of demand, the health service said it was distributing more than 11 million items of PPE per week to more than 2,800 public and private health and social care locations across the State Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has secured protective equipment sufficient to meet the State’s needs through to October, it has confirmed. The av(...)

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