Prof Philip Nolan has said  there was “lots of international evidence” for the role of restaurants and bars in driving community transmission of Covid-19. File photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

The assertion by a senior National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) official last Friday that restaurants were a principal driver of transmission (...)

While work on recommendations as to which groups may be prioritised to receive the vaccine is ongoing, decisions will be based on the need to protect individuals, break the transmission of the virus and protect essential services

Vaccination is one of the top medical discoveries of all time. From the development of the world’s very first vaccine, for small pox, in the late 1700(...)

Dr Syed Waqqar Ali had been in the Mater Hospital’s intensive care unit in Dublin since contracting Covid-19 in April. Photograph: Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri/PA Wire

A doctor who was working at the Mater hospital in Dublin has died from coronavirus, three months after falling ill with the disease. Dr Syed Waqqar (...)

Venture into the great outdoors: sitting by the Tolka River in Griffith Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State – largely – reopens on Monday, leaving people over 70 and the medically vulnerable with choices to make. Urging caution, the chief medical o(...)

Dr Jean Donnelly pictured with her family: ‘The effect the pandemic is having on my family breaks my heart.’

I thank my lucky stars every day that I’m a paediatrician, because if coronavirus was affecting children as badly as adults, I don’t know how any of u(...)

Prof Mary Horgan: ‘People [with HIV] were often afraid to tell their families or their friends in case they may have been ostracised.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Much like the HIV/Aids pandemic of the 1980s, Covid-19 is hitting the most marginalised and vulnerable in society the hardest, one of Ireland’s leadin(...)

“If outdoor areas are to be used to facilitate social distancing when bars open up again, then smoking should be prohibited from all areas of all pubs when they reopen,”  Professor Des Cox noted in a letter to the Minister for Health. Photograph: Getty Images

All outdoor areas in pubs should become non-smoking zones when they re-open in order to protect public health, the Royal College of Physicians of Irel(...)

Aviva Stadium head groundsman Majella Smyth vuts the grass at the stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Testing for temperatures and coronavirus symptoms, travelling to and from training individually, and without use of the showers or other facilities in(...)

Dr Lynda Sisson: ‘The speed at which we have had to mobilise this mass of healthcare workers and provide advice and support in a professional capacity has been phenomenal.’

Occupational medicine physicians in the health service are not traditionally frontline workers. A good way to think of us is as the medical corps for (...)

Prof Mary Horgan (right) with her colleagues at Cork University Hospital.

I have been an infectious disease specialist for more than 30 years, and in all that time I have never seen a virus like Covid-19. It is shocking(...)

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