When the first lockdown came into force last year with a similar ban on viewings, transactions fell off a cliff. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Not for the first time, the property market appears to be defying gravity. Despite a blanket ban on viewings due to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, pro(...)

Davy is forecasting prices to rise by about 3 per cent this year. Photograph: Photocall

The volume of residential property transactions rose by 12 per cent to 13,100 in the first quarter of 2021 as the market continued to shrug off the im(...)

Ireland risks falling behind other developed countries which are pushing on with the transition. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are welcome signs that parts of the Irish economy are finally on a course of sustained decarbonisation in the latest emissions report published (...)

Dr Lorraine Nolan, chief executive of the Health Products Regulatory Authority,  estimates the risk of the unusual blood clot on the brain, which is possibly linked to the vaccine, at one in 200,000.  Photograph:  Stephen Collins/ Collins Photo

People should still take the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine if offered it, despite the first Irish case of a rare blood clot in a vaccinated person this(...)

State medicines watchdog, the Health Products Regulatory Authority, confirmed it had received “a case of interest associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which describes CVST, an unusual clot in the brain.” The clot was detected in a person who had received the jab. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

The first Irish case of a very rare blood clot in a person after vaccination with the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine is being investigated in a 40-year(...)

Members of the public wait to receive a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine at the SSE Arena  in Belfast. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

European health ministers urged regulators to give them guidance on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a virtual meeting held on Wednesday night. (...)

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine remains highly effective against the virus. File photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has developed an unfortunate degree of notoriety as supply difficulties and, of late, increased reports of blood-clot(...)

The AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

The Government will await the outcome of an investigation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) before deciding whether it should resume vaccinations(...)

Twenty-five of the 50 residents of St Joseph’s Community Nursing Unit in Trim contracted Covid-19. File photograph: Getty Images

A publicly run nursing home in Co Meath experienced one of the most severe post-vaccination Covid-19 outbreaks across the country during the third wav(...)

The doctor is facing a Fitness to Practise hearing, pursuant to the 2007 Medical Practioners Act, to determine if he engaged in conduct constituting professional misconduct or poor professional performance.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A doctor facing a Medical Council Fitness to Practise Committee (FTP) hearing has challenged the constitutionality of parts of the Medical Practitione(...)

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