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A woman is vaccinated in the new Covid-19 vaccination centre in Slagelse, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty

HSE chief executive Paul Reid is an avid soccer fan. On Thursday he said Irish people may feel like the country is 5-1 down in the Covid-19 battle but(...)

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

The Government has appointed an experienced public relations professional to oversee communications around the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. Eliza(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the Nphet Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group said the fundamental message was for people to stay at home and restrict movements ‘as much as we did in March and April to turn this tide’. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 3,394 cases of Covid-19 were reported on Saturday, almost double the highest number of cases previously recorded in one day in the Republic (...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the State’s Covid-19 taskforce, said the issue of increasing the gap between vaccine doses had been discussed by the group in recent days. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA

The State is to examine if the period between the two required doses of Covid-19 vaccinations could be extended in order to accelerate the rollout, as(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the State’s Covid-19 taskforce, said the issue of increasing the gap between vaccine doses had been discussed by the group in recent days. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA

The State is to examine if the period between the two required doses of Covid-19 vaccinations could be extended in order to accelerate the rollout, as(...)

Annie Lynch, a 79-year-old Dublin grandmother became the first person in the Republic to receive the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin grandmother Annie Lynch (79) became the first person in the Republic to receive the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday afternoon. The Pfizer/BioNT(...)

A doctor receiving Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine at Hartford hospital in Connecticut. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has been approved for distribution in Ireland and other EU member states.  Photograph:  Getty Images

As we face into a Christmas like no other there is at least the promise that we may not have to endure such a festive season again. Rapidly rising nu(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the Covid-19 vaccination taskforce, said successful roll out of the vaccination programme is dependent upon careful and precise coordination.   File photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

All nursing home residents and staff could be vaccinated by the mid to late Febuary, according to provisional modelling, the chair of the State’s Covi(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said he had heard that airlines had been ‘floating the idea’ that passengers would need a vaccination certificate to be able to fly . Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said it will be necessary to see what impact vaccines have on transmission of Covid-19 in Ireland before cert(...)

Under the plan the State will roll out 14 million doses of at least five different vaccines. File photograph: Getty Images

Cabinet will today sign off on a plan to deliver more than €100 million worth of vaccines across the country – including at mass vaccination centres –(...)

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