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Prof Luke O’Neill, a biochemist at Trinity College Dublin, suggested the data coming from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is very promising. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Epidemiologist Professor Luke O’Neill has said he is confident a vaccine for Covid-19 will be available by the end of the year. Prof O’Neill, a bioc(...)

Jack Lambert of the Mater hospital in Dublin speaking to The Irish Times’s Confronting Coronavirus podcast in April.

Coronavirus in Ireland can be contained if people “do all the right things” and take responsibility for their actions, an infectious diseases consulta(...)

A man walks past a sign  in Dublin calling for the resignations of those who attended the Oireachtas Golf Society event. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

‘To suppress the virus we must all do the same, basic things … avoid places and situations which are crowded … limit your social contacts.” I’m liste(...)

The Oireachtas Covid-19  committee chairman, Independent TD Michael McNamara. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee have criticised its chair for claiming there has been “hysteria” over escalating coronavirus case numbers(...)

Anne Doyle on retirement: ‘If I could have afforded it, I would have gone out earlier.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

THE FORMER RTÉ NEWSREADER OF 30 YEARS ON HER POPULARITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, HER BRIEF RETURN TO TV WITH WATERFORD WHISPERS, THE PERKS OF RETIREMENT, A(...)

A man photographs a street art mural by the artist ADW in Portarlington, Co Laois. Entitled ‘Is it Still raining? I hadn’t noticed’, the work deals with the issue of mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: PA

A further two people have died from Covid-19, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has reported in its latest statement. There have now (...)

Yvonne Cassidy at the beach at Fire Island, New York last summer.

I started to write this piece before, a few weeks ago. I was then writing about what it was like to be quarantined in New York, what the city felt lik(...)

A theatre in the private Beacon Hospital in Dublin. A consultant has warned that the temporary nationalisation of such facilities could lead to deaths of people reliant on private health services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A private hospital consultant has warned that some of his patients may go blind and that others could die as a result of the State’s temporary takeove(...)

A sea cucumber.

In mid-March my daughter found this creature while walking on the beach in Salthill, Galway. It was about 3 inches long. – Fran McCormack, Salthill, G(...)

Keys to My Life: Anne Doyle with presenter Brendan Courtney

Anne Doyle was an enigma across her decades as first lady of television news. And the former newsreader’s mystique endures in the opening episode of K(...)

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