Simon Harris: the expert panel will report back to the Minister for Health  by the end of June on how the Government responded to the pandemic in nursing homes. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

More than 1,400 nursing home healthcare workers were infected with Covid-19 while working in facilities where clusters of the disease have been identi(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘We must continue to plan appropriately to meet the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 into the foreseeable future.’ Photograph: Collins

Thirteen more people with Covid-19 have died, the Department of Health said on Saturday, bring the State’s death toll to 1,604. In a statement, it sa(...)

Dr Mary Canning, President of th Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Johnny Bambury.

The setting up of an independent network of scientific advisers is needed to advise government “on the formidable scientific challenges facing Ireland(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Should we be wary of lowering cholesterol levels if we’re not at risk of cardiac disease?

We know that having a high level of cholesterol increases the incidence of heart disease and stroke and we avoid many high-fat foods as a result. But (...)