Bernie Waterhouse: ‘Now that so many of the staff are vaccinated, they feel so much more protected working on a Covid ward.’ Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

A nurse manager on a Covid-19 ward said she is “delighted and honoured” to be the first healthcare worker to be fully vaccinated. Bernie Waterhouse, (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said the number of people in ICU with the same illness is “unheard of” for healthcare staff who are struggling with the surge. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A total of 77,303 Covid-19 vaccines have already been administered, with 69,378 vaccinations going to frontline healthcare staff, HSE chief executive (...)