Ireland is set to publish a list of safe countries to travel to but Government advice remains that all unnecessary international travel should be avoided. Photograph: iStock

Experts have warned that a so-called “green list” of countries deemed comparatively safe in terms of Covid-19 infection spread will confuse people who(...)

The number of daily flights in and out of Dublin Airport doubled to 200 yesterday from earlier this week as Ryanair resumed 40% of its flight schedule. File photograph: The Irish Times

Fáilte Ireland will call today for the country to reopen to overseas tourists “as soon and as fast as public health considerations can allow” to help (...)

Photograph: Getty

Epidemics of infectious diseases can be unpredictable but they often come in waves. History has left hard lessons showing that a virus can quickly ret(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty described the situation as ‘unparalleled in our nation’s history’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than one million people are now receiving some sort of State income support, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. The Departm(...)

Medical staff put on protective clothing before treating a patient at the intensive care unit of the University Hospital in Essen, Germany. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

Hospitals in Dublin are under pressure because of Covid-19 but the intensive care capacity of the Irish health system is far from being overwhelmed, p(...)

Racing 92 coach Mike Prendergast is in Paris  with his family during the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“I went down to the shops Saturday morning and it was eerie. Handful of people walking the streets. Everyone wearing masks. Saw some people with suits(...)

Luas users in Dublin city centre last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has called on the public to trust the Government and the HSE and to ignore rumours on social media. He described messages circ(...)

The Garda Public Order Unit go through Temple Bar as pubs in that area of Dublin close in ‘interest of public health’ on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Medics have reacted with alarm at images of people gathering in packed Dublin pubs and flouting the Government’s “social distancing” guidelines introd(...)