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The number of people in ICU has  remained steady over the last week with 30 people in intensive care units as of 8am. File photograph: Alan Betson

Eight further deaths and 1,276 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State this evening. One of the deaths occurred in June, two were in S(...)

‘I don’t accept arguments that belittle the impact of the disease and reduce the strategy to something where older people can be siphoned off safely,’  Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer with the HSE said. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

An advertisement in The Irish Times advocating a strategy of lifting all Covid-19 restrictions while shielding the vulnerable would not work, HSE chie(...)

 HSE chief Paul Reid  at the HSE’s weekly update in Dr Steevens’ Hospital  on Thursday. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Some hospitals are already using their intensive care (ICU) surge capacity to cope with the recent spikes in cases in Covid-19, the HSE chief executiv(...)

Paul Reid said more than 103,250 swabs were carried out in the last week with a turnaround of 2.1 days and a positivity rate of 5.5 per cent. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Some hospitals are already using their intensive care (ICU) surge capacity to cope with the recent spikes in cases in Covid-19, the HSE chief executiv(...)

 Vera Finlay (80) at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

“Brutal!” Vera Finlay exclaims when asked how the latest ban on nursing home visits, imposed by the Government with the latest coronavirus Level 3 res(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said we are facing a ‘winter like none of us have experienced before’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

It would be “unconscionable” for a healthcare worker not to get the flu vaccine this winter, given the threat posed by Covid-19, HSE chief executive P(...)

Due to initial shortages in the regular vaccine, the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) has warned  plans for dedicated flu vaccine clinics will be delayed. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has contacted its members over “frustrations” with seasonal flu vaccine delays saying two-thirds of the overall s(...)

Dr Martin Feeley’s view that coronavirus is ‘much less severe’ than the flu for most people and that restrictions were no longer justified caused a furore.

A senior Health Service Executive (HSE) doctor has resigned just days after criticising “draconian” anti-Covid-19 restrictions. Dr Martin Feeley’s vi(...)

Dr Martin Feeley says any assessment of Ireland’s strategy should take into account the cost to people’s quality of life.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has sought to distance itself from comments made in The Irish Times by one its senior executives that “dr(...)

Sara-Ann Simpson in her workshop at home where she runs her events business. The mother of four spent five days on a ventilator in Beaumont Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The sound of beeps bring Sara-Ann Simpson right back to the ward in Beaumont Hospital. “I can still hear them, the beep, beep, beep,” she said, recal(...)

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