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The scale of disruption being experienced by the health service is ‘unprecedented’ and the HSE is trying to protect its services, Dr Colm Henry says. Photograph: The Irish Times

Another 21,926 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the State by the Department of Health on Friday. The department also said there were now 936 Covid(...)

People queue outside the Covid vaccination centre at Richmond Barracks in Inchicore, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A record 16,428 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State. A further 22 coronavirus-related deaths were also notified in the pa(...)

Even though boosters have been available to some groups for several weeks, significant numbers of certain age cohorts still have not got their boosters. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The millionth Covid-19 booster or third vaccine jab was injected into an Irish arm this week, but the spotlight has been on no-shows for such appointm(...)

HSE CEO Paul Reid said it was “extremely challenging” dealing with the demand for Covid-19 tests.  Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Concerns have been raised about a new Covid-19 variant detected by South African scientists. The variant – called B.1.1.529 – has a “very unusual con(...)

HSE: About 1,000 procedures cancelled due to the surge in Covid cases

One in every 25 Health Service Executive (HSE) staff is currently off work due to Covid-19 infection or being a close contact of a case. The 5,800 em(...)

Senior consultant anticipates ‘things will deteriorate further’ due to crippling effect of Covid-19 on the health service

The crippling effect of Covid-19 on the health service has been likened by a senior consultant to planes crashing into every hospital in the country. (...)

The booster campaign is progressing well but there is a high level of people not coming forward, according to the HSE. File photograph: The Irish Times

Up to half of all people booked for Covid-19 boosters in some vaccination centres are failing to turn up, according to HSE chief executive Paul Reid. (...)

HSE chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry says the healthcare system is currently ‘overheated’. Photograph: iStock

A further 4,570 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State, bringing the total number of people infected in the Republic since the pandemic beg(...)

Covid patients taking up a significant proportion of intensive care beds. Photograph: iStock

Only 12 hospital beds are available for children throughout the country, while no intensive care beds are free, the Health Service Executive is warnin(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid speaking to the media at Dr Steevens Hospital on Thursday.

A further 2,029 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Thursday evening. As of 8am on Wednesday, 448 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 88 are (...)

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