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The Cork and Kerry community healthcare group said ‘testing is under way at all four of our centres today’. File photograph: Getty

The coronavirus testing centre at the Pairc Uí Chaoimh stadium in Cork has reopened on Monday after insufficient testing kits forced its closure on Su(...)

Tadhg Daly, chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland, said ‘There should be at least a three-day provision of PPE (personal protective equipment) for every nursing home in the country.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government will introduce specific measures to stem the outbreak of coronavirus in nursing homes, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. The (...)

Keeping older and sick people “cocooned” for a fortnight will reduce the number of them needing ICU beds. Photograph: Getty Images

The best explanation to understand how Covid-19 threatens the State’s ability to offer an intensive care bed to the seriously ill is the riddle of the(...)

Irish Times journalist Glen Murphy who is recovering from coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The parents of Irish Times journalist Glen Murphy, who is recovering from coronavirus, have been left waiting for days for test results despite showin(...)

Richard Quinlan, chief ambulance officer for north Leinster and advanced paramedic, with a  Covid-19 testing kit. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There are now about 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for a test for the coronavirus, the HSE has said. At a briefing on Sunday the HSE’s chief operat(...)

Testing  it is being applied to those with symptoms consistent with the virus given that community transmission is likely to be increasing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scaled-up testing for coronavirus across the country from this week is expected to confirm a large increase in cases. The measure is critical at thi(...)

The number of flu deaths this winter has risen to 28, but the worst of the current outbreak may be over, according to the Health Service Executive. (...)

A March for Choice in Dublin, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign in September. Official figures of women using Ireland’s new abortion service will not be published until well into next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One year after its introduction, the number of women using Ireland’s new abortion service remains a closely-guarded secret. Official figures will not(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said there were 573 admitted patients waiting on trolleys for beds on Monday morning at hospitals across the State. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people on trolleys in hospitals has been extraordinarily high and extraordinarily disappointing, the Minister for Health Simon Harris ha(...)

 The health service has set up a 24/7 helpline run by the National Ambulance Service that will help direct people seeking mental health care to the most appropriate service.  Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The health service has set up a 24/7 helpline run by the National Ambulance Service that will help direct people seeking mental health care to the mos(...)

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