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 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: ‘It will be some time yet before there is a sufficient level of the entire population fully vaccinated.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State needs to be able to impose emergency public health restrictions into late autumn or early winter, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has s(...)

Mental health services need to be prepared for ‘a sustained surge in demand over the coming years’

Mental health services need to be prepared for “a sustained surge in demand over the coming years” in the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Oireach(...)

The Psychological Society of Ireland said in a report last week that restrictions are impacting negatively on the mental health of women and increasing anxiety among partners. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been accused of undermining the HSE leadership in its attempts to have all maternity hospitals lift restricti(...)

Minister with responsibility for mental health Mary Butler also defended the Government’s vaccination programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

An initiative to ensure that almost 5,000 children and teenagers waiting more than 12 months for psychology services will be seen this year is at an a(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Tampons & Tea: Tampax’s TV ad can’t be shown again in its current form following an ASAI ruling.

Ireland needs to get over the near hysteria that ensues whenever there is mention of the “nitty gritty” of bodies and bodily functions, the Seanad has(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley was responding to questions on the Government plan to reopen schools in the Seanad on Tuesday.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The threat of coronavirus outbreaks occurring in schools when they reopen has been “overstated,” Senator Rónán Mullen has told a Seanad debate on the (...)

Sinn Féins Darren O’Rourke celebrates the announcement of his election at the Meath East count centre in Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke topped the poll in Meath East, while Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty lost her seat and came fifth in the thr(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with  election candidates Ged Nash(Left), Duncan Smith and Annie Hoey. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Regional communities are being “sucked into Dublin” causing misery for families, Labour leader Brendan Howlin said at the launch of a plan to create m(...)

Ballots are counted in the European Parliamentary elections in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Meath County Council will only formally commence its local election count on Sunday for logistical reasons, not because of Meath’s Leinster senior cha(...)

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