Seamus Keane and his son Fionn. The nine year old tested positive for Covid-19 after a case was confirmed in his class, though had not been identified as a close contact of the positive case. Photograph: Alan Betson

When a case of Covid-19 was confirmed in nine-year-old Fionn Keane’s fourth class, the Health Service Executive did not identify any close contacts in(...)

Public health authorities say latest data indicates schools safe settings with very low rates of transmission of Covid-19.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Substantial progress on safety issues in schools is needed to avoid industrial action, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has warned(...)

New figures released by the HSE indicate a total of 599 cases of Covid-19 detected among pupils or staff in primary or secondary schools since they reopened in late August. File photograph: Getty

Schools remain safe settings with very low rates of transmission of Covid-19, according to public health authorities. On Thursday Dr Abigail Collins,(...)

Some 2.5 per cent of close contacts of Covid-19 cases in schools tested positive, testing data shows, compared to 10 per cent in the wider community

Five nursing homes are receiving “intensive” support from the State as they battle serious coronavirus outbreaks, Health Service Executive officials h(...)

A further 20 to 25 nursing homes are dealing with category ‘amber outbreaks, HSE chief executive Paul Reid said on Thursday. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

Health officials are fearful the country’s hospital system has not yet seen the full impact of the large number of new coronavirus cases in recent wee(...)

CEO of the HSE Paul Reid said positive cases and outbreaks will emerge in schools across the country. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Covid-19 cases and outbreaks will emerge in schools across the country but health officials will take a “bespoke” approach to investigations to avoid (...)