The Department of Education said it will arrange for the provision to schools of carbon dioxide monitors ‘over the coming months’. Photograph: iStock

Poorly ventilated schools will be provided with air monitors and air cleaners to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 under updated guidance issued by t(...)

The Covid-19 pandemic has ‘really shown people’ how their mental health is impacted by their social circumstances, the chief executive of Mental Health Reform has said. File image: iStock.

The Covid-19 pandemic has “really shown people” how their mental health is impacted by their social circumstances, the chief executive of Mental Healt(...)

HSE ceo Paul Reid said: ‘There is nothing positive about the scenario we are in at present.’ Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Doctors could be forced into difficult decisions on who gets treatment if there are more than 350 patients in need of intensive care unit (ICU) beds (...)

Publicans say it is better to have people in pubs than attending house parties. Photograph: iStock

The December trading period is like a “life buoy” for hospitality businesses, representatives have said, as they called on the Government to allow the(...)

In the period from August 1st to August 26th, there were 2,300 confirmed cases of the disease in the State, but just 13 deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

The recent rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Ireland has alarmed a public weary after almost six months of restrictions. But there has also b(...)

 Broadcaster and former GP Ciara Kelly: “I can taste fine, but I don’t seem to have any sense of smell.”  Photograph: Tom Honan

The recovery rate from coronavirus stands at 92 per cent in Ireland. But what does recovery actually look like, and why are some more affected than ot(...)

Dublin fans on Hill 16 for the All-Ireland football final last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At this stage the buzz words and phrases roll off the tongue. “Flatten the curve”, “stay the course”, “the R value” and so on. This is the language of(...)

The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.

Trinity College Dublin is to set up a Covid-19 research hub that will focus on the most urgent scientific breakthroughs needed to address the current (...)

A homeless person’s tent on the bank of the Grand Canal at Charlemont.   Women now account for 42 per cent of the adult homeless population, and this rises to 44 per cent in the Dublin area. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The average life expectancy of a woman in Ireland today is 84, but the average age of death for a single homeless woman in Dublin is just 38. So(...)

An estimated 40,000 people in Ireland have epilepsy and the condition affects 50 million people worldwide. Photograph: iStock

The homeless population is among the most marginalised section of our society – one that is over-burdened with complex and chronic physical and mental(...)

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