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Outbreaks of Covid-19 have been reported in nursing and long-term residential care homes across the country. Image: Paul Scott

Further measures to tackle scores of coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, along with a multimillion euro package of economic supports for the secto(...)

Coronavirus refers to any of a family of viruses that look like spiked spheres under a microscope. Illustration: iStock

THE JARGON Covid-19 Some diseases, like storms or hurricanes, get their own names. Covid-19 is the acronym the World Health Organisation has given th(...)

Outbreaks of Covid-19 have been reported in nursing and long-term residential care homes across the country. Image: Paul Scott

Hundreds of home carers are to be redeployed to nursing and residential care homes to plug staffing gaps caused by outbreaks of coronavirus. Separate(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, addresses a briefing at the Department of Health. Photograph: Tom Honan

Eight more patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died, the National Public Health Emergency Team reported on Monday evening. Six of the eight deaths (...)

The Aer Lingus flight carrying equipment from China arrives at Dublin Airport. Photo: Tom Honan

The first Aer Lingus flight to China to collect a batch of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Irish health service arrived in Dublin on Sunda(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan

In moments of crisis we cling to the strangest things. With coronavirus, it turns out Irish households can’t bear to go without a king’s ransom in sli(...)

Simon Harris has warned that people visiting friends or family unnecessarily are at greater risk of spreading the coronavirus than people who are arriving in Ireland from abroad. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Main points UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19. Yesterday was the single most deadly day for Coronavirus as the w(...)

Window art creations are beginning to appear as parents home school their children during the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Ten more patients with Covid-19 died on Thursday, by far the highest daily death toll so far in the outbreak. There was also a record daily number of(...)

 The briefing heard the health service was running low on some protective equipment, particularly goggles. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ten more patients with Covid-19 have died, by far the highest daily death toll so far in the outbreak. The deaths occurred among three women and seve(...)

Dr Suzanne Crowe in personal protection gear

Personal protective equipment, ie clothing used when treating infectious patients, is a key issue in the coronavirus pandemic. A shortage of personal(...)

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